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Why Stones are Placed on Graves for Jews

Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:37:49 AM America/New_York

Every culture in the world has traditions and practices that are passed on for generations. In Judaism, people leave what we refer to as visitation stones on the gravesites of their loved ones. This practice can be observed in the final scene of the dramatic film known as Schindler’s List, in which WWII survivors and their offspring commemorate the grave of Oskar Schindler by leaving stones rather than flowers. People like us wonder how this custom started and survived centuries of religious persecution or cultural growth.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

Gravestone Imagery

Friday, May 25, 2018 9:35:33 AM America/New_York

Have you been tasked with designing the headstone of a loved one who has recently passed away? Personalizing a memorial might seem simple to some people, but others may find it difficult because they don’t know where to begin. There are many ways to encapsulate the passions or personality quirks of the deceased, but advances in technology have even made it possible to preserve the physical memory of someone. Stonemasons employ machine-assisted technology to carefully etch designs into bronze, granite, and other materials. As a result, consumers like you have the option of adding full-color photographs, symbols, icons, and other types of artwork. In this guide, we provide a general overview of gravestone imagery to provide you with inspiration.

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What is a Ground Anchor System?

Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:30:53 AM America/New_York

Whether installing a headstone for the first time or repairing the grave of a loved one, deciding where to start can be difficult. Luckily, Legacy Headstones has almost a century of experience in the business of building gravestones and restoring old memorials to former glory. In this article, we take a closer look at ground anchor systems to explain how they are invaluable to the support and security of a headstone and why it’s important to have one for your headstone.

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Funeral Costs

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:19:14 AM America/New_York

Death might be the very last thing on your mind, but it is never too early to start settling your final affairs and wishes. With the rising costs of funeral expenses, many Americans find themselves torn between burial and cremation as the final form of disposition they choose. Traditional burials allow for slow and natural decomposition, whilst cremation is the process of reducing the deceased body to ash and bone fragments within a matter of hours. Aside from choosing between being buried or cremated, you must also take embalming, transportation, and facilities into consideration. In this article, we examine the average funeral costs to help you prepare for the decisions and investments to come.

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Useful Tips When Burying a Loved One

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:16:10 AM America/New_York

Death is not something we like to think about, but it is still an inevitable fact of life. When a loved one passes away, we can easily become overwhelmed by undue decisions and the escalating costs of arranging a funeral. With more than a century of experience building high-quality memorials, Legacy Headstones understands a thing or two about coping with the practical tasks of everyday life while enduring the emotional repercussions of loss. In this guide, we provide useful tips to keep in mind when burying a loved one. Join us as we explore several facets of losing a loved one, from planning the burial to closing any accounts opened in the deceased’s name.

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Create Your Loved One’s Customized Headstone

At Legacy Headstones it is our goal to provide you with the tools you need in order to create the perfect headstones for graves that honor your loved one. Legacy Headstones has been a family run business for almost 100 years so we understand the importance of a legacy. Creation and design of headstones may have changed over the years but one thing has not, our family tradition. We are proud to have our two sons Shane and Dustyn to carry on the craft of providing people with quality headstones at affordable prices.

We understand that it is always hard to lose a loved one, and we hope that Legacy Headstones can make choosing the right memorial as easy as possible. Our free memorial designer is easy to use and helps to ensure they you are able to create the perfect headstone for the departed. It really is simple, just choose the style of headstone you wish to customize, then use the designer to add anything you wish such as a family name, favorite quote, or even an image. Our designer gives you the opportunity to continue your loved one’s legacy and pass it on to future generations!


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