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Tips on Creating a Great Memorial Plaque

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Posted: 22-06-2015 15:34
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You shouldn’t rush to design a memorial plaque as it tells a great story of someone’s life. When creating a memorial, three things are important: name, date of birth and date of death.

Tips on Creating a Great Memorial Plaque

You shouldn’t rush to design a memorial plaque as it tells a great story of someone’s life. When creating a memorial, three things are important: name, date of birth and date of death.

The memorial type and amount of space needed for inscription determines how much information you can place on the memorial. Nevertheless, you can still design something even with the smallest space available. In most cases, when buying the memorial, you may not be aware that you’ve options like emblems, photographs, signatures, colours, borders, epitaphs, words of endearment, styles and more. 

In a small format eg 140 x 60 mm you can fit various lines and a small image

Corian Sandstone 140 x 60 mm engraved with brown fill

or larger you can fit good size photo and text eg 200 x 300 mm

Corian sandstone memorial with colour print and engraving 200 x 300 mm

Designing your memorial should be something special as you’re creating a permanent tribute that will be inscribed in stone, bronze or marble. Future generations that know nothing about the deceased will want to read it. Here are the tips you should keep in mind when creating a memorial plaque that will help you cherish the memories of the departed one.

  • You should make a point of reviewing previous work done by the person who will help you to design it. This will enable you to focus your requirements.
  • Talk about the things that your loved one liked including hobbies, career, interests as well as their social and professional affiliations.
  • Decide on the style you need. Many options are available. When buying it from an outside agency, be sure to check out for any restrictions and policies at the cemetery.
    If you are placing in your home or garden, you have full control of what you do.
  • Find out about the customization options available including styles, emblems, colours, epitaphs, cameo photographs, lettering styles and more.
  • Review layout of the memorial before you finally approve your order
  • Ask more about the policy of the cemetery on damage repair, maintenance and upkeep.
  • In case you lack relevant information on designing the plates, or if you find the information overwhelming, you can check online as there are numerous sites where you’ll fin more designs and styles.

Relish the experience that goes into designing a lasting legacy for your love one.  

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