While death and making end-of-life preparations are not generally topics we enjoy thinking about, they are important. Whether it is for yourself or a loved one, being prepared helps us better handle the inevitable, both mentally and financially. Many people already choose things like burial plots, funeral services, and whether they would prefer cremation, so it makes sense to check off another item by ordering a monument or headstone in advance.

Monument vs. Headstone: What’s the Difference?

Monuments are ornate slabs that come in different shapes and sizes. They can sometimes be quite large and iconic, and some may even include pictures. A headstone, on the other hand, is a much simpler, smaller piece of stone placed at the gravesite. In most cases, it displays the person’s name, birthdate, and date of death.

Benefits of Ordering for Yourself

Taking the time to choose your own monument or headstone offers several benefits. First and foremost, it provides you with the ability to truly express yourself, as no one can tell your story better than you. You can take your time in reviewing all of the options, determine if you’d like to include a quote, picture, or artwork, and so much more. Plus, adding a headstone or monument into your planning will save your loved ones stress and disagreement, along with possible financial constraints, if left to choose one for you. If you can make things easier on those around you, it goes a long way in the end. You can also bring a close friend or loved one with you for support, to exchange ideas, and seek outside opinions.

We Can Help

At Strouf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we understand that while death is difficult, preparing for it is essential and beneficial to everyone involved. Since 2004, we have been assisting families with the purchase of monuments and headstones through our custom business, Everlast Granite. We walk you through every necessary step, and our simple, single price option includes your desired color and artwork, as well as the delivery and setting in the cemetery. Contact us today to give you peace of mind, knowing your wishes are fulfilled.