Adding an inscription to a grave is a beautiful way to honour your loved one. With a little thought and planning, you can create a lasting tribute that will be cherished for years to come. When you lose a loved one, it can be difficult to know how to memorialise them. For some, a simple headstone with their name and dates is enough. But others may want to add an inscription to their loved one’s grave. An inscription is a quote or message that is engraved on a headstone or monument. It can be something as simple as a favourite saying or poem, or something more personal.
When it comes to the actual inscription, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, we help to make sure the stone is big enough to accommodate your message. We can help you design your inscription so your words are not too small or too close together. We will also help you decide on the font you want to use. A simple, sans-serif font is usually best for an inscription. But if you want something with a little more personality, there are plenty of other options available to you. We will always have you proofread your inscription before it is carved into the stone. This is your last chance to make sure everything is perfect, so it is important to take the time to double-check.
Gravestone inscriptions can tell us a lot about the people who are buried there. For example, they can tell us their name, when they were born, and when they died. They can also tell us what their profession was, or what their hobbies were. In some cases, they can even tell us what their favourite food was!
Inscriptions can also tell us about the relationship between the person who is buried there and the person who commissioned the gravestone. In many cases, the inscription will be written by the spouse or child of the deceased. This can give us a glimpse into their relationship, and how they felt about the person who died. Gravestone inscriptions can also be used to trace the history of a family. By looking at the inscriptions of several generations of a family, you can often see how the family name has changed over time. You can also see how the family has moved around, by looking at the different places where they are buried. At Ken Slater Memorials, we can help you decide on what to say, so that you can express your love and commemorate the life of your loved one.
Some ways in which we can help you decide on what to say is by:
An inscription should be concise and to the point. It’s not a place to write a long message or essay. We find that a few well-chosen words can be much more impactful than a long winded message.
The words you choose for an inscription will be permanent, so take your time in choosing them. If you’re having trouble coming up with the perfect words, consider enlisting the help of a poet or someone who is good with words.
An inscription should be easy to read, so we recommend choosing a font that is legible and clear. We recommend avoiding using fancy or decorative fonts, as they can be difficult to read.
If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, you’ll want to choose an inscription material that can withstand the elements. Stone and bronze are good choices, as they are durable and won’t fade over time. We can help you decide on an inscription material to suit the area.
An inscription should be simple and elegant. We recommend avoiding adding too much information or decoration, as it can make the inscription difficult to read.
Most often, the most meaningful inscriptions are personal. It should capture the essence of your loved one and what they meant to you.
If you want to add an inscription to a memorial or headstone, we can assist you with choosing the right words to say, and facilitate the addition of the perfect words to celebrate the life that was lived.