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Selecting a Memorial Vase for Your Loved One’s Headstone

Published: March 20, 2023
by Welch Funeral Home

When you are talking to funeral homes in White Oak, TX. about your loved one’s final arrangements you will begin to realize there are several options to personalize their service. The same is true when it comes to selecting and designing their headstone. Today headstones can have a variety of extra embellishments with a very popular one being the memorial vase. The two most common types of these are the full sized, and the hidden option.

Full Sized (Non-Hidden) Memorial Vase

The full sized memorial vase is a nice embellishment that is attached directly to the headstone. Since they can be attached as an extra feature, you can place them just about anywhere on the headstone. A very popular choice it to place the vase either on the right or the left bottom of the headstone. You may also choose to have two vases installed with one being on each side.

Hidden Memorial Vases

Where full sized memorial vases are used as an actual design element and in clear view, hidden memorial vases are just that; hidden. These are more subtle vases that don’t act as deign element.

Where these vases are placed really depends on what type of headstone or grave marker your loved one has. For example, with an upright headstone, the hidden vase is simply more of a hole that is cut into the top of the stone. Some families may wish to make the hole known by adding a touch of décor to the stone that is right below the hole while other families may leave this are blank so the vase is completely hidden when flowers are not filling it.

Design of Memorial Vases

Just as headstones can be made from different materials, the same rings true when it comes to memorial vases. Normally families will choose a material that matches the headstone so that it fits in seamlessly. However, if you would like a contrasting look, you could simply choose a different material for the vase than the headstone is made from. These vases can also be found in a variety of styles, shapes and designs. You may find them shaped like flower pots, vase, or other shape. They may also be engraved with words or a design.

Where to Find Memorial Vases

If you would like to add a memorial vase to your loved one’s headstone, there are quite a few places you can find them. First, check with your headstone provider or funeral home as they may offer them at their location. You can also look at websites such as Etsy and even Amazon.

Final Thoughts

Memorial vases are a nice addition to you loved one’s headstone. They can be found in several shapes, sizes, and colors to match just about any design aesthetic. If you would like more information on memorial vases, about our pre- arrangements or others ways to design your loved one’s headstone, reach out to us anytime. As directors of funeral homes in White Oak, TX. we can help you find the perfect vase.

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