Many of us like to get our affairs in order before we die. Some, however, don’t prepare for their death and leave everything up to their loved ones (including what type of gravestone is chosen).
There are some interesting choices people make when choosing a gravestone. Check out the following:
Fancy Tombstones :
these tombstones look more like symbols or art than they do actual gravestones. They can be made from all sorts of materials and typically have very little writing on them if any at all.
Compassionate Cremation :
Although the name suggests, it’s for people who want to be more ‘compassionate,’ that isn’t always the case. Some people choose not to place a body inside an expensive casket but then bury it elsewhere (a process called ‘green burial’). Instead, they are cremated, and their ashes are placed in an attractive urn which is then buried. Some people choose this because they do not want to spend a lot of money on their funeral or grave (and instead give those funds as a gift to someone else, like their children).
these gravestones typically do not have any religious symbols or words on them; this means that all religions can use them (including non-faiths such as Humanism). This saves loved ones from making difficult choices about what type of gravestone should be used (for example: does one choose a Christian or Jewish gravestone and exclude the other religion?).
This gravestone has no religious symbols or words on it; this means that all people can use them, regardless of their faith (or lack thereof). This saves loved ones from making difficult choices about what type of gravestone should be used (for example: does one choose a Christian or Jewish gravestone and exclude the other religion?).
A Serial Killer Gravestone :
some people have been known to have horrible things engraved on their tombstones as a sort of revenge. For example, someone might write, “I only liked my mother-in-law when she was burning in hell,” on a gravestone of a deceased person who was known to have a volatile relationship with their mother-in-law.
The types of gravestones available for your loved one’s final resting place can vary depending on the location and culture.