Welcome to the Worthington Monuments Memorial Design Series. In today’s article, we will be focusing on added bronze memorial accessories to help make your loved one’s memorial more unique. When designing a bronze memorial for either one or two lost loved ones, accessories can aid in capturing their unique essence. In this article, we will be covering:
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Being that it is customary to lay flowers upon a loved one’s final resting place, a vase is a common choice and beautiful addition to your gravestone. Adding a vase to your loved one’s memorial allows the beautiful blooms that are left in their memory to be put on full display, in a custom-designed vase.
While we do offer granite vases, matching the same style of bronze hammering and polishing as the gravestone makes for a clean and striking, pulled-together look.
Typical sizes for bronze marker vases are 6”, 8”, and 12” tall and 3”, 4”, and 5” wide, respectively.
Throughout many North Texas cemeteries, adding a flower vase is also customary for each of the major religions. Religious symbols, as well as other emblems, are also able to be built into the design of the vase itself.
When it comes time to memorialize your loved one, sitting with one of our expert bronze memorial designers is key to building the perfect bronze monument to tell your loved one’s story.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we have to agree that there is no better way to capture the essence of your loved ones than to inlay a porcelain portrait of them. While some may choose a picture of their loved one nearest their passing, we recommend choosing a picture that best shows them enjoying the life they lived. This may be a candid shot of them laughing, a picture of them participating in their favorite hobby or activity, a photo portraying their life’s work, or simply surrounded by the ones who loved them most.
These full-color portraits are inlaid with a semi-gloss finish which are built to last as long as the bronze marker it rests upon.
If you’re looking for a more subtle way to personalize the memorial of your loved one, you may consider adding an emblem or saying to the memorial design that symbolizes their passions. There are many ways to symbolize your loved one’s hobbies or communities they belonged to with emblems. Just about any religious symbol, organization or college logo can be added to your bronze marker. Small emblems added to the design- such as flowers for gardeners, sports gear for athletes, musical instruments, or music notes for musicians- are all great ways to symbolize the passions the dearly departed had in their lifetime. Sayings in a beautiful font or script are another common addition to bronze markers. Many choose to personalize markers with scripture, song lyrics, or quotes that were special to their loved ones. When going through the design process, discussing your loved one’s hobbies and passions with one of our professional design experts is a great way to begin envisioning the perfect design to tell your loved one’s story.
The process for designing a companion bronze memorial depicted takes time, effort, and a level of expertise known only to the Worthington Monument Company in the Dallas, Ft. Worth area. We are your go-to choice when it comes time to memorialize your loved ones in stunning American forged bronze.
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