According to Random House College Dictionary, the term tombstone originally referred to a stone marker that was usually inscribed on a tomb or grave
In this 4 part blog series I will talk about upright, flat, pillow and digital markers.
There are many things to consider when arranging for a pillow marker.
If it is a pillow marker the first consideration is the cemetery regulations. Cemetery by-laws regulate the placement of pillow markers on graves within their grounds. The rules and regulations will also stipulate the size, materials and type of pillow marker allowed. Before your finalize your order be sure you are in compliance with the Cemetery regulations, as they can and are known to refuse the placement of a pillow marker that does not comply with the by-laws.
A pillow marker is similar to a flat marker. The difference is that they have a slanted face, created by having a higher back edge. Pillow markers can be sited flat on a concrete base on the ground or they can be sited upright with the slant side facing forward. Again there is a concrete base on the ground first.
Image courtesy of Headstones and Memorials.com
Can you personalize a pillow marker?
There is a wide range of stone colours to select from as shown in the chart below.
Pillowed markers may be personalized with custom shapes, sizes, or designs
A pillow marker can also be personalized with emblems or symbols that are carved into the granite. Below is a very small sample of the personalization options available.
How much does a Pillow Marker cost?
Several factors are involved in the price of pillow marker. Factors that will influence the cost include: the size, type of material, personalization details, number of letters, the type of engraving or etching on the stone. Included in the pricing of a pillow marker will be the foundation that the marker is placed on, as well as the installation cost of siting the pillow marker.
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Katherine Downey is the #1 Funeral Preplanning Professional in Canada for the fourth time. She is a professional educator, author, licensed funeral director and insurance advisor. To set an appointment or have your questions answered, please contact Kat directly
P.S. Tombstone is also the name of a city south east of Tucson, Arizona scene of the gunfight at the OK corral in 1881
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