You can honor a deceased loved by placing a memorial marker at a cemetery, memorial garden, or even your own garden.
At times, when people need more time for designing and ordering the headstone, they tend to buy temporary markers.
Thus, until the headstone is prepared, the temporary marker made of wood, metal, polyethylene, stone, etc. is placed as a memorial monument. It can be placed in the cemetery for up to one year.
Then, as the new headstone arrives and is installed on the burial ground at the cemetery, the temporary marker is removed.
Thereafter, you need not discard this marker altogether as you can still place in a scattering garden, park, or your own yard as a garden ornament or keepsake to memorialize your loved one.
These markers are usually affordable and easy to use. Some markers can be personalized with a photo.
For instance, you can get a Roadside Cross Memorial. This Tribute Cross is prepared from high durability polyethylene and has UV protection. Thus, exposure to sunlight is not likely to fade and damage the marker.
It includes a name plate, made of high-quality materials used for making outdoor signs. The cross comes with a mounting stake that has high strength for support.
Apart from the name and other details of the deceased the name plate can be personalized with text as well as artwork.
This marker is easy to install and measures 24”H x 15”W x 2.5”D. You can find this tribute cross at www.memorials.com at a price of $174.95.
In case you want to memorialize your loved one with a stone memorial garden marker, consider this handmade marker.
Though made of stone cast concrete, it resembles stones in terms of its look, feel, and even weight. This 9” x 8.75” marker is sturdy and weather-proof. It is available at Urn Garden for $45.
Shown above is another impressive memorial marker to pay a tribute to a departed loved one. The Comfort Company offers these Tree or Memorial Garden Dedication Markers at a price of $99.95.
They are made of natural dolomite and can last for generations. Plus, they can be personalized with a special message for up to five lines, each having a maximum limit of 22 characters.
When the stone is engraved, it is colored with black acrylic masonry stain. Thus, it is meant to last for a long time without chipping and fading. These markers are predominately gray with blue veining and measure 5.5” x 11” x 1”.
Furthermore, a memorial marker can be used to commemorate the life of a beloved pet whether it has been laid to rest in a pet cemetery or your own backyard.
Besides, you can opt for a pet memorial marker even if your special companion has been cremated. In addition, you may plant a tree as a living memorial and place a memorial marker beside it.
Here is an interesting memorial marker for your furry companion.