Keepsake and memorial rocks are used to memorialize a departed loved one, especially someone who loved nature. These rocks are designed in such a way that they greatly resemble natural rocks because they are molded from real rocks.
Hence, you can place this memorial in a garden or some other outdoor setting. Unlike real rocks, though, memorial rocks are light in weight because they are made of durable construction-grade cast stone.
As these products are meant for outdoor display, they are sturdy and weather-proof. So, they can last for centuries. Keepsake rocks are available in different styles and designs.
Thus, a memorial rock can be as simple as a mere marker or as elaborate as statuary. Basically, it is an etched stone with an impressive verse.
For instance, you can get the above shown “In Memory of a Good Person Garden Stone” online from Target Store at a price of $34.99. It a durable product made of stone cast concrete. The keepsake rock also includes a hanging wire.
In addition, have a look at this “Remember with Butterfly Rock” weighing 0.37 lbs. It is suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use. You can find this product at www.memorials.com at a price of $38.25.
There is another similar keepsake rock etched with the famous Irish Blessing, “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” It is also available at memorials.com for $54.95.
You can get a memorial rock for a family member, close friend, or a beloved pet. For example, you can consider buying “Arms of an Angel Memorial Garden Stone” for a friend or relative. It measures 18″ W X 13″ H and is available at Urn Garden for $75. At Target, it shall cost $49.99.
Have a look at this small Natural River Rock (shown below) for a dog. The stone weighs four pounds. It shall cost about $48.99 at amazon.com.
Pet Devotion Garden Stone weighing 2.8 pounds and measuring 13.2 x 9.8 x 2.3 inches is another fabulous memorial stone for a beloved four-legged companion. It is again available at Amazon at a price of $13.49.
Memorial rocks and stones are easy to clean and maintain. You just need to wipe clean the memorial with a damp cloth.
Apart from keepsake rocks, you can opt for beautiful and elegant memorial trees and boulders as well. They are available in various colors such as sandstone, slate grey, red rock, and so on.
These products tend to be hollow and have a hole underneath the stone for keeping an internal urn. Besides, you can plant a tree such as a rose bush, dogwood, oat tree, or some other plant in a garden, memorial park, cemetery, etc. in memory of the deceased.
Apart from paying a tribute to the loved one, these memorials, whether in the form of a tree, rock, or garden stone provide comfort and spiritual harmony to the bereaved family members and friends of the deceased.