Articles tagged #GRANITE
Decorate, Plant and Harvest on National Gardening Day!
National Gardening Day, celebrated on April 14th, is a great opportunity to plant and harvest everything from flowers to peppers. Gardening is a peaceful hobby that promotes patience, growth, a strong work ethic and endless possibilities.
Tribute to a Family’s Best Friend
… He was removed from his owner for cruelty and neglect,” Richard and Helen Frederick tell us. “When we saw him all by himself in the cage, he was so skinny, a real raggedy dog. We adopted him and quickly grew to love him so much. He was such a part of our family for so many years that when he passed away quietly, we carefully buried him in his favorite place, a cool shaded spot against our home, and wanted to have a permanent marker of some sort.”
Living Memorial to Beloved Family Pets
“Our beloved Kaasama passed away recently at the age of 15. Kaasama was a Shiba Inu we rescued from a Missouri puppy mill when she was about four years old,” Jeni tells us. “Her name means ‘Lady Mother’ in Japanese, a name that combines her kennel name, ‘Lady,’ and she is the mother of Kobe, our other Shiba dog. Interestingly enough, we also adopted her on Mother’s Day!”
Honor Memorial Day May 30
Memorial Day is a truly American holiday that is observed with parades, memorial dedications and cemetery visits to acknowledge our Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy personnel who sacrificed their lives for our country. Memorial Day is also the unofficial start to the summer season, so many Americans celebrate with friends and family at outdoor gatherings, picnics and barbecues. Originally known as Decoration Day, which fell on May 30 in the years following the Civil War, Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971.
Happy Anniversary, French Academy!
One hundred years ago today, Mary W. French Academy was founded as a liberal arts school for all Decatur, IL Public School students. The K-6 program focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and on local, state and national history, using hands-on teaching techniques and practicums, supplementary curriculum materials and innovative practices. The Academy creates a positive environment for children to explore their self-worth and develop self- confidence, including responsibility, respect for others, and good citizenship.
The Graduate Loves It!
A few months ago, we shared Kelly’s story and asked her to send us a picture of her son, Jonathan after he receives the beautiful black granite paperweight. “I’m thrilled to have this special keepsake for his graduation that is permanent, personal and customized,” she told us then … and it looks as though Jonathan agrees with her!
Remembering Our Furry Friends
“I ordered a granite headstone for my cat DeeDee from PlaqueMaker and was so pleased with the end product. I sent them a picture of her to apply to the stone and it looks so like her and is perfect. It made my heart a little less sad knowing I had a stone by her grave with her picture and engraving so as not to forget the dates, her burial site and how she looked after future years of weather and nature taking a toll on the site. I received the stone quickly and they were wonderful to work with. I highly recommend the PlaqueMaker and plan on using them in the future as needed.”–Schmidt
Beautiful People, Beautiful Reminders
“I ordered this stone for my son’s memorial garden on Sunday, August 9. The proof arrived in just a few hours and I requested a change,” Debra Riendeau tells us on our Facebook Page. “The changes were made and the stone shipped by Wednesday, August 12. It arrived along with its stand on Monday, August 17.”
Rainbow Bridge Granite Pet Memorial Headstone
Remember your cherished pet with a beautiful granite memorial. Your custom design is engraved on a 16″x10″x2″ black granite pet memorial headstone and can include your pet’s name, life dates, a special dedication and a favorite photo or pet clipart.
Unique Tribute to Beloved Pets
Jennifer Streit loves animals. She and her partner adopt dogs that need a loving home in their older years, and care for them until each is ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge. While looking for a unique way to memorialize their beloved pets, they discover the pet memorials on PlaqueMaker.com.
How to Choose a Memorial Urn
Choosing an urn for a loved one’s remains is a beautiful way to honor their memory. Not only do aesthetic sensibilities come into play when deciding which type of urn to purchase, consider the practicality. What design, shape and material will commemorate your loved one appropriately and stay true to the intended use?
The Meaning of Memorials for Americans
All over America, public memorials and monuments attract millions of visitors each year, while in private, we establish memorials for loved ones as a way of coping with the grief felt following a death, or as a remembrance of a person, pet or historic event. What does our passion for memorials say about us as a culture and as a nation?
The Granite Memorial Urn: Beautiful Remembrance
The granite memorial urn is natural stone with beautiful flecking that gives a unique look to each piece. A heartfelt message together with your loved one’s name and dates adds the personal touch, as the laser strikes the surface to brush away the top layer of granite, leaving a light engraved mark. No paint is used. An upgrade to full color printing with UV-ink is available and is guaranteed to weather the outdoors for two years.
Granite & Marble Stand the Test of Time
Natural stone is quarried all over the Earth. No two pieces are identical due to the unique forces of nature. One of the most attractive qualities of natural stone like granite and marble, variances include differences in color, shading, irregular markings, voids, pitting, veins and fissures.