When a loved one passes away, one of the main ways to remember and commemorate their legacy is with a thoughtfully chosen grave marker. In Calgary, many people decide to mark their loved one’s burial site with a beautiful flat marker, a type of headstone which lies flat on the ground.
At Calgary’s First Call Monuments, we know how important it is to choose the right grave markers and flat markers to commemorate the legacy of a loved one. We have helped many people decide on the final look of flat markers by asking them to consider the following 5 design elements:
The shape of a flat marker is one of the most important elements of its design. Most standard flat markers are rectangular, though they can range anywhere from being nearly square in shape to being significantly longer across. First Call Monuments also offers custom shapes, so don’t be afraid to ask if you have a unique idea in mind.
When trying to decide on the design of a flat marker, you are likely to devote most of your thought to the inscription. Whether you choose to use a quote, a poem or a few sentences straight from your heart, you know you’ve chosen the right words if the inscription reflects who your loved one was.
After you’ve chosen the right inscription, you’ll need to decide on the font used to engrave it on the flat marker. The font can be another way of expressing your loved one’s personality. Should you go with a flowery, expressive cursive or a blocky, bold lettering? Let their personality traits be the deciding factor.
Flat markers come in a variety of different colours. In fact, at First Call Monuments, we offer over 40 different colour options for our selection of granite flat markers. Popular options generally include black, grey, white, blue and red, but you should choose a colour that you feel best reflects your loved one. Perhaps their favourite colour or a colour of some other significance would be a good option.
While many people choose to stick with a combination of text and a simple design on their flat markers, some make use of an image of their loved one. Including a photo of your loved one or of your loved one and another family member can be a great way of personalizing a flat marker.
Flat Markers in Calgary to Commemorate Your Loved One
Don’t worry if you don’t yet have very clear ideas about how you want your loved one’s flat marker to look. Calgary’s First Call Monuments can help you decide on a design that will truly honour who they were.
As a family-owned business, we understand a family’s need to create lasting and meaningful memories of departed loved ones. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with First Call Monuments, and let us know how we can help you design a flat marker that will commemorate your loved one in the best way possible.