Memorial plaques can be placed outdoor as well as indoor. They can be placed in gardens, on memorial trees, memorial stones, walls, and so on. These plaques are usually made of materials like bronze, aluminum, etched zinc, stainless steel, brass, wood, and stone.
They are sturdy and durable. The ones made for outdoor use, in particular, are UV-resistant, weather-proof and easy to maintain. Moreover, memorial plaques can be personalized with wordings of your choice.
You may also get a photo of the deceased laser etched on the plaque. These plaques help honor and memorialize departed loved ones. Some plaques may also include metal or wooden backing boards or tree stakes.
When placing memorial plaques in columbaria, they can be affixed to the individual cavities within the columbaria. A columbarium is a place designated for the storage of cremation urns containing ashes as a way to honor the deceased.
You can purchase memorial plaques from a number of local as well as online stores like Amazon, Home Depot, Memorials.com, Urn Garden, and so on. They are available in varying shapes, sizes and have different color options, too.
For example, you can find a charming Celebrate Life Memorial Plaque at Urn Garden costing $35. The plaque features fine details like the birds and the angel’s gown. It is made of hand cast stone and measures 4.25”W x 5”H x 1.5”D.
If you are looking for a bronze plaque, consider the one shown below. It can be set on a wall or mausoleum. Besides, this 11”W x 8.5”H cast bronze memorial plaque can be set on a granite or concrete base.
It is available at www.memorials.com for $359.95 with background color, texture, and border options. When you place the order, the company shall e-mail you a layout for the plaque for your final approval before it is cast.
You may opt for memorial plaques for your beloved pets, too. For instance, you can get the Remembrance Pet Plaque in the shape of a heart and featuring paw prints (shown below). It can be used as an indoor as well garden plaque.
It works as a good pet grave marker, too. This weather-resistant plaque is made of poly-stone, measures 10.75” x 8.25”, and comes with a brass plate that can be engraved with the pet’s name. It is available at Amazon at a price of $33.99.
Furthermore, memorial plaques can be used as temporary markers, which when replaced can be placed in a garden.
Besides, woodland or green burial sites require wooden memorial plaques.
Green burial is regarded as an environment-friendly and cost-effective way of disposing of human remains.
At post-gazette.com, you can read about woodland burial as a better alternative to traditional burial that involves embalming.
Like headstones and grave markers, memorial plaques are usually engraved with the name and the years of birth and death of the deceased.
Moreover, they can include wonderful quotations, proverbs, and verses from poems, songs, scriptures, prayers, etc.
Furthermore, these memorial plaques can be engraved with unique artwork, ornate designs like a border of flowers, note pad, intricate lines, etc., and thoughtful symbols such as dove, lily, rose, ivy, cross, heart, praying hands, and so on, especially when they are to be attached on ground-level headstones.
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