Ken Slater Memorials has years of experience in creating beautiful European memorials which have marked the resting place of the loved ones of countless families. Our knowledge and expertise in European memorial design allows us to guide you in selecting the right memorial type to suit your needs. From Italian Memorials, to German Headstones, Polish Memorials or Croatian Headstones, whatever European memorial you would like for your loved one, we do it all.
One of the simplest and most common types of European Memorial is the headstone. Headstones are placed at the head of the grave and usually bear the name, dates, and sometimes a short inscription of the deceased. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the most common feature is a rectangular or oval top with a pointed bottom. Headstones can be made from a variety of materials, but the most common are stone and marble. Along with headstones, another common type of European Memorial type is the footstone. As the name suggests, footstones are placed at the foot of the grave. They are often smaller than headstones and do not bear any inscription.
A ledger is a European memorial which is typically flat stones that are placed flush with the ground. They may bear an inscription or simply the name and dates of the deceased.
Slabs are another type of memorial that is common in European culture. Slabs are usually large, flat stones that are placed over the entire grave. They often bear an inscription or short message of remembrance.
As with many faiths, a cross is a very popular design element for a European memorial. The cross may be simple or ornate and is often placed at the head of the grave. They also usually bear the name, dates, and sometimes a short inscription of the deceased. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes as well, but the most common feature is a vertical shaft with a horizontal crossbeam at the top. Crosses can also be made from a variety of materials, but the most common are stone including marble or granite.
Although statues are less common than headstones and crosses, European memorial statues are still a fairly common type of European gravestone. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but the most common feature is a human or animal figure on top of the stone. Statues are usually made from stone or marble.