Ways To Personalize Your Loved One's Gravesite

By: Danny Amoruccio
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

After the death of a loved one, if you have opted for a burial, there are different ways to honor the memory of that person. While some people make donations to the person's favorite charity, others choose to honor their loved one by personalizing their gravesite.

There are many different ways in which you can keep the person's memory alive by decorating the gravesite, such as:

  • Plant fresh flowers in front of the gravestone as this is one of the best ways to brighten up the spot. If your loved one had some favorite flowers, you could plant them at the gravesite. It is a great way of honoring their memory, and the blooms will remind you of them every time you see the flowers.
     
  • You can also place framed photographs by the gravesite. This is a good way of memorizing your loved one, and it also becomes a visual memorial to anyone that visits the place to pay their respects after the funeral service.
     
  • Flags are another way of personalizing a gravesite, especially if the decedent had served in the military and was a veteran.
     
  • A funeral wreath can also be placed at the gravesite. You can opt for a customized wreath with ribbons and flowers or any other materials as well. Look for something that would be weather-resistant and would not become damaged by the UV Rays of the sun or exposure to the elements.
     
  • You can also place handwritten notes by the gravesite on simple piece of paper or handmade paper. Make sure that they are secured properly to the gravesite. It is a good way of expressing your feelings about the loved one who has left you.

If you want to know about cemeteries or need to book a space, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on 203-222-8646 or contact us through our online form and we will respond within the shortest possible time.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

What is Green Burial?

When it comes to funerals, there is a variety of services to choose from. In addition to conventional methods of burial, cremations and green burials are also becoming common nowadays. If you are s...

What To Expect During Your First Visit To The Cemetery

A funeral is a place where maintaining decorum and paying respect to the dead is very important. Attending a funeral should be treated as a formal event and thus following certain etiquettes is nec...

How To Choose The Right Celebrant Or Clergy Member For Your Loved One's Service

If you have just lost someone close to you, you know that there are various things that you need to plan for and organize. You would also have to hire a clergy member or a celebrant's ser...

How Do I Choose The Right Type Of Grave?

Since choosing the right kind of grave is an important decision after a loved one has passed away, you need to consider several different aspects. The grave size can vary significantly, and its cos...

What Goes Into the Expense of a Standard Funeral?

Funerals can cost anywhere between $6,000 and $12,000. The expenses can get out of hand if you’re not careful and don’t have a reliable director to help with planning. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we t...

Understanding The Stages of Grief

Grief affects different people differently. There’s no clear path or a set timeline to recovery, but understanding the stages of grief can help through the process. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we alwa...

Should I or Shouldn't I Go To A Funeral

Sometimes it isn't easy to determine whether you should attend a funeral or not. These events are formal, require a certain level of respect, and most attendees are in a fragile emotional state. At...

Selecting a Final Resting Place after Cremation

Cremation has become more popular in the west recently and many people choose it over traditional burial services. Cremation is more affordable and can be more eco-friendly as well. Once the proces...

Should Your Child Attend the Funeral Service?

Parents want to shelter their children as much as possible so they hesitate to take them to a funeral. They don’t want to expose the kids to death too early, but death is a fact of life and is one ...

Jewish Burial Customs

Different communities have different burial systems and funeral rituals. These age-old traditions are deeply connected to the community’s spiritual core and offer a great deal of comfort. At Willow...