Choosing a headstone or monument for a loved one who has passed is never easy. It’s tempting to keep pushing back the decision. This is especially true in the winter when the ground freezes and makes headstone installation more difficult. However, waiting until spring to place your order isn’t the best idea. Here’s why.
The Benefits of Ordering a Headstone in the Winter
1. Family Can Help Make Decisions
With the winter brings holidays and lots of family gatherings. If you want to get your family’s input on choosing a headstone or monument, now is a good time. Since everyone is likely to be gathered together, each family member will be able to offer up their opinion.
2. It Will Arrive Before Memorial Day
Many families wait until after the ground has thawed to choose a memorial for their loved on. This makes spring a busy season for headstone and memorial creation. If you want to ensure that your loved one’s headstone will be installed before Memorial Day, placing your order in the winter is a smart move. If you wait until spring, there’s a chance that your headstone won’t be delivered in time.
3. Plenty of Time to Get it Right
The headstone or monument you choose represents and honors your loved one. Understandably, it’s a big decision. If you have something specific in mind for a monument, it may take a while to work out all of the details. Starting the process in the winter will give you plenty of time to finalize the design.