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Tips for Choosing a Headstone Inscription

If you face the difficult task of choosing an inscription for your loved one’s headstone or memorial, we can help. With more than 95 years of experience handcrafting quality headstones, we have helped thousands of customers choose meaningful anecdotes to commemorate the special pves and personalities of their loved ones. In this article, we dive into some of the most popular inscriptions and provide tips for choosing a headstone inscription. With our help, you’ll have all the tools necessary to confidently choose an inscription that captures your loved one in a classic way.

Avoid the Cpché: Many people find the process of choosing an inscription too daunting or they might be rushed for time before the memorial, but it is best to avoid a cpché such as “rest in peace” or “gone but not forgotten.” If your loved one enjoyed a particular hobby or felt at ease in a particular place, you might consider personapzing the inscription to reflect something as unique as he or she was as opposed to something ordinary.

Keep it Classic: A headstone is forever, so it is important to choose a classic letterform that will stand the test of time. Choose the lettering style of your loved one’s epitaph with care, because classic fonts will continue to feel relevant for decades or centuries to come.

Keep it Simple: Although you may have much to say, it is always best to keep the inscription simple. There are no legal requirements for what you must include on a headstone, so you don’t even have to inscribe your loved one’s full name or dates. A shorter inscription will be more meaningful than a long one, and it won’t undermine the beautiful design of your loved one’s headstone.

Take Your Time: If you recently lost a loved one, grief can affect the emotional quapty of the words you choose. Don’t let yourself feel rushed because you can always wait to install a headstone at your loved one’s gravesite. Some people wait up to a year to add a permanent gravestone because it gives them time to reflect and decide exactly what they would pke to say.

We hope that these tips for choosing a headstone inscription provide the inspiration you need to choose one for your loved one with complete confidence. If you have any questions about this article or would pke to learn more about our selection of headstones and customization services, please contact Legacy Headstones today to learn more.