When a loved one passes away and is buried in a cemetery, their location is marked with a headstone, a flat marker, or something similar. These are incredibly durable markers often made from granite or marble, and designed to stand the test of time. However, they can take some time to design and create. During that time, you will need something to mark your loved one’s grave so that family and friends can locate it in the cemetery. A temporary grave marker can work.
What Are These Markers?
A temporary grave marker is precisely what it sounds like – a marker that fills in for your headstone or flat marker until the final piece is designed and manufactured. You’ll find that temporary markers can be customized to almost any needs or specifications today, and they can be created very quickly, as well.
What Options Do You Have for Custom Grave Markers?
When it comes to temporary custom grave markers, you have a wide range of shapes, styles, and sizes from which to choose. For instance, you can opt for a pedestal style marker if you like, or you may choose to go with a flat plaque instead. You may opt for a temporary custom grave marker that resembles a traditional headstone, as well. However, before you decide on a particular type of temporary grave marker, you should speak with the administration at the cemetery, as there are sometimes limitations on what they will allow. For instance, some cemeteries will only allow flat plaques and will not allow pedestal-style markers.
You should also consider the design elements for custom grave markers. Thanks to new software and design options, you can customize temporary markers with your loved one’s name, birth and death dates, imagery, and a great deal more. You may wish to coordinate the design with the stationery that will be used in the service, or other stylistic elements to tie everything together.
How Long Do Temporary Custom Grave Markers Last?
It should be noted that temporary custom grave markers are designed to last only for the short term. However, they are actually relatively durable. Depending on the company you choose, you may have high-strength plastic options, or even painted metal available to you.
If you are ready to discuss your options in custom grave markers, we invite you to contact us today at Etched Impressions.