When faced with the emotional overwhelm of an unexpected loss, arranging a memorial quickly can be equally challenging. A temporary headstone can serve as a tangible marker during this time, offering a place for loved ones to pay their respects while a permanent remembrance is prepared. At Create A Legacy in Stone, we understand the urgency of preserving a loved one’s memory. Our temporary headstones are crafted with the same care and attention to detail as our permanent ones, providing a dignified and respectful placeholder until the final memorial is ready. A temporary memorial is not just limited to the cemetery but can be used in a garden, cabin, or on the mantel of your fireplace.

In this article, we will explore temporary headstone options and discuss alternative memorial choices that you can use until a custom gravestone is in place. We will also provide ideas for meaningful tributes to honor the deceased during this interim period.

Temporary Headstones and Meaningful Tributes:

Temporary memorial headstones serve as a focal point for mourning and remembrance, allowing family and friends to pay their respects as they await the creation of a permanent memorial. You can find markers made from granite, wood, metal, or plastic. Granite can be personalized and engraved with important personal details, such as a name, birth date, and death date. Create A Legacy in Stone offers a variety of options for temporary headstones, allowing you to choose one that best reflects the personality and spirit of your loved one. These memorial plaques are designed to be both respectful and functional. Reflection Stones are the most popular choice for a temporary marker because they are very expressive and transportable.
Temporary headstone

Reflection Stones

Create A Legacy in Stone offers a particularly touching option in the form of reflection stones. These customized stones are designed to capture the essence of your loved one’s personality and character. A reflection stone can include a brief biography, a meaningful quote, or even a depiction of the person’s hobbies and interests. For instance, if your loved one was an avid gardener, the reflection stone could include beautifully engraved flowers and gardening tools. It might also feature an open book to represent a favorite pastime or hobby.

Temporary Plaques

While waiting for the permanent gravestone, you may display a temporary plaque at the burial site. These granite plaques can be customized with a photo of the deceased and a brief biography, creating a touching tribute.

Online Memorials

In today’s digital age, online memorials have gained popularity. Websites and social media platforms allow you to create virtual spaces where friends and family can share memories, stories, and photos of the deceased. We have porcelain QR codes available that link the user to a personalized website. These QR codes can be attached to a memorial.
Temporary headstone by fireplace

Other memorial options to Honor Loved Ones:

Creating a memorial isn’t just about choosing a suitable temporary marker; it’s also about celebrating the life and legacy of the person you’ve lost. Here are some ideas to honor the deceased before laying them to rest:

Candlelight Vigil

Bring together friends and family for a candlelight vigil at the gravesite or another place of significance. This straightforward yet touching ceremony provides attendees with the opportunity to express their thoughts and memories while offering mutual support during this challenging period.

Memory Scrapbook

Encourage loved ones to contribute to a memory scrapbook. Each individual can share a special memory, write a letter, or create a piece of art. You can then compile these contributions into a beautiful tribute that can be cherished for a lifetime.

Celebration of Life

A celebration of life is a joyful and personal remembrance of someone who has passed, emphasizing their unique qualities, accomplishments, and the positive impact they had on the lives of others.

Handmade Jewelry

Getting friends and family together to handmake bracelets and necklaces that reflect a loved one’s name can be a lovely way to support one another and honor the deceased. You may add an angel charm or something else that reminds you of the recently departed.

Encourage Memorial Donations

Encouraging memorial donations to a cause or charity that was significant to the deceased is a meaningful way to honor their life and ensure that their legacy lives on for eternity.

Trust Create A Legacy in Stone for Your Memorial Needs

During such a difficult time, working with an organization that offers support and understanding is crucial. Your loved one’s legacy is significant. Create A Legacy in Stone is here to help you celebrate it. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our temporary memorial headstones and tribute options.