Visit Your Local Cemetery

  • What forms of memorials (upright, slant, bevel, or flat) appeal to you?
  • View the different colours and decide what you like
  • Look at the different lettering styles
  • Check out the images/engravings
  • Think about an epitaph message for the memorial
  • Note how birth names of women are memorialized
  • Draw a sketch of the memorial and indicate the measurements on the sketch
  • Look at the different vase options that are also available