What Add-ons are Available for Memorials?
When shopping for a memorial headstone or marker for your loved one, you want it to be as unique to their personality as possible. Maybe they had a beloved car or a favorite hobby that you would like to showcase on their memorial. You may be asking yourself, what can I add to my loved one’s memorial to make it even more special? We offer matching granite vases, metal vases and in-ground vases, cameo photographs, etchings and more.
Vases are the most popular addition to any memorial grave marker.
Whether you are looking to add matching granite vases or metal vases, we can accommodate you. Vases are the perfect place to put flowers when visiting your loved ones. The vases keep the flowers safe from lawnmowers, and they also add to visual look of a memorial.
Granite Vases and Metal Vases
All of our granite vases and metal vases can be used for real and fake flowers. Every granite vase and metal vase come with a removeable liner, which keeps the water inside the vase for real flowers. Each granite vase and metal vase have a drain hole, so water will not stay inside the vase without the liner. The purpose of the drain hole is to allow water to escape, so it will not freeze inside the vase and crack it during the winter.
In-ground vases are usually found on granite flush markers and bronze markers. These vases differ from regular granite vases or metal vases because they can be flipped upside down and stored in the ground when not in use. We typically use in-ground vases on flush markers because if the vase is not in use and flipped upside down, it is protected from lawnmowers and should not be damaged. In-ground vases also have a drain hole for water and come with a removeable liner. There are also instances where we can install an in-ground vase directly in front of a monument or slant marker if there is no room to place vases directly on the base.
Cameo photos are becoming more and more popular among memorial headstone designs. Cameo photos are made from stainless steel and are scratch, chip, and fade resistant. Cameos are perfect for those who wish to see a photograph of their loved one each time they visit.
Once a cameo is ordered, we send the photograph to the manufacturer for a proof. Once we receive the proof, we send it to you for your approval. We will not order the cameo until you are 100% satisfied with how it looks.
Etchings are great for adding more detail to your loved one’s memorial. Photo Etchings are laser etched directly into the stone and they are not done in-house. Etchings are perfect for adding objects such as a car with full detail, a ship or even a photograph of your loved one if a cameo is not appeasing.
Once an etching is ordered, we send the photo and the granite down to Georgia. We will create a drawing to show you what the etching will look like on the stone. Once the drawing is approved by you, we will have the etcher do the work to the stone.
Etchings are typically recommended for very detailed designs and can be done in color or black and white.
If you’re ready to get started or you have questions about our process, then give us a call or fill out our online contact form and one of our team members will get in touch with you shortly! Let us help you create the perfect, affordable headstone for your loved one today.
Contact Tegeler Monument Co.
5804 Windsor Mill Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21207
Contact Loeblein Memorials
7205 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224