Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

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Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

As the manager of a home for physically and intellectually challenged children, I have a variety of jobs. One special job is organising a funeral when one of our angels passes on. My goal is to make the occasion joyous and comforting for the families of the children. Our carers also develop strong bonds with these children, and the service is a release of emotion for them as well. Over the years, I have worked with many excellent funeral directors and developed a range of options that make each service unique and memorable. In recent times, friends have started to ask me for advice when they find themselves in the difficult situation of organising a funeral. I have created this blog as I realise that textbooks and school lessons really don't prepare you for this important task. I wish you well.

Temporary Grave Monuments: A Guide

It can sometimes take time before a grave monument is ready to be installed. The installation of a permanent memorial for loved ones who have passed on should be done in style, but it may not be your first priority. However, waiting for the right moment to install your permanent memorial will ensure that you do not disappoint loved one's who were fortunate enough to get buried with you. This is a guide to temporary grave monuments that can be used until the permanent grave monument is ready. Read on to find out more.

Photo plaque monument

If you want a visual reminder of the person who has passed away, a photo plaque monument could be the answer you are looking for. These monuments often take the form of a wooden block that has a photo attached to the side. The photo can be taken off the plaque when you need to take down your temporary grave monument and reinstalled on the permanent grave marker. The main consideration when installing a photo plaque is that it must not appear out of proportion or awkward. In addition, it should fit in with surrounding monuments.

Engraved plastic monument

Engraved plastic monuments are a cost-effective and easy way of marking your loved one's final resting place. Because this type of monument is lightweight, it is very easy to install. As with the plaque installation, there are no strict rules on how to place your monument. However, you should try to ensure its colour and design fit in with surrounding monuments.

Dedicated grave flag

Dedicated grave flags should be of a standard size and width that fits into the space provided in the plot. The type of vertical pole used to fly the grave flag can vary according to the cemetery's burial regulations. The flagpole should not interfere with other monuments as far as possible, so it is important that you know what your local regulations are before purchasing a dedicated grave flag. If you need help determining what sized grave flags are available in your area, contact your local cemetery administration office. When installing a dedicated grave flag, it is best to keep it simple and attractive while reflecting the personality of your loved one.

If you would like more info about temporary grave monuments, you should contact a local funeral service today. The staff will be happy to offer further help and assistance.