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Restoring Headstones and Keeping Your Precious Memories Alive

Brandyn Garske

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When it comes time to discuss funeral arrangements for a loved one, it is a very emotional roller coaster ride of emotions. If the loved one did not have their wishes expressed or a prepaid burial plan taken care of, it makes things much harder and almost unbearable.

A budget has to be in place to absolutely make sure their wishes, if were expressed, would be thought of but within reasonable cost. Even though family members have different opinions on things, the family must come together for this most important task. One of the most important besides the burial, is the headstone or tombstone.

The headstone is symbolic to everyone around the world. No matter what religion someone is or their beliefs, it tells who this person is. It is a sweet short story of their life and even what they look like due to modern technology. Just a short few years ago, a person's picture was never seen consistently on the headstone. Now times have changed.

No matter what the budget is, a photo is a gentle reminder of the loved one in a moment of time. It could be a baby, child, or a young adult. When siblings grow up, they will always have a reminder of who they were and what they looked like as time passes by. A picture is a private conversation between spouses and loved ones as a comforting talk when coming to visit.

American Headstone Company makes this a permanent reality with a wide array of choices for Southern California residents. Most everything is done in house so this ensures quality and loving care goes into each gravestone marker. From the firing of the porcelain tiles to scanning the photo correctly the first time to placing it on the headstone. Everyone is involved in the process of treating your loved one with the utmost careand respect.

If your loved one would like a porcelain photo on their tombstone a heart, rectangle, square, oval, or circular shape along with either a black and white or colored photo. Granite markers that lay flat can have a photo that is recessed to lay beautifully with the marker. A photo ring can be used instead in different sizes. Remember granite does come in different colors to choose from. So, the picture could blend in beautifully or actually the picture could make a striking display.

To make a sturdier photo for a long lasting impression use bronze. These are perfect if you are using a mausoleum or a niche burial site. There are many sizes to choose from and can also be attached to a granite memorial besides a bronze one.

One of our in house artists can also provide a detailed drawing of your loved one instead. The drawing is then engraved and cast onto the bronze or colored granite. But, you could also provide different stages of life to make a beautiful memorial of the life of your loved one. From being a baby to growing up to being married and having children.

American Headstone Company is here for you through your difficult time of need. Any ideas or photos can be used to make a long lasting impression on the material of your choice on your budget. We listen to your needs and carefully make sure the work is done properly the first time.


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