Summers Memorials Blog

The Summers Memorials blog offers a collection of helpful memorial tips & advice, industry news, and compassionate grief guidance to help you through some of the most challenging times following the loss of a loved one.

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Memorial Maintenance & Grave Care in Bristol

Preserving the Legacy, Ensuring RespectAt Summers, our profound understanding of the immense significance carried by memorials and graves goes beyond the mere surface - it delves into the very essence of the lives they represent. These grave markers, standing as...

7 Ideas for Creating a Lasting Tribute to Your Parent

The sad loss of a parent can be one of the most difficult and emotionally overwhelming experiences that many people face in life. The sadness, emptiness, and sense of loss can be truly overwhelming. In times like these, we often feel powerless and helpless, unable to...

Your guide to Navigating Headstone Etiquette in the UK

Losing a loved one is a difficult time and choosing a headstone to commemorate their life can be a daunting task. In addition to selecting the right design and materials, it's crucial to ensure that the headstone complies with UK regulations and headstone etiquette....

3 Qualities to Look for in a Specialist Memorial Stonemasonry Company

When we build a friendship or relationship of any sort, be it on a personal level or business related, there tend to be certain traits that we are drawn to. Specific qualities that attract us and help us both understand and appreciate why that person or business is a...

Which Material is Best for a Headstone?

Finding the perfect design for a headstone is a difficult task, but here at Summers Memorials, we are on hand to help you. A headstone should be built to stand the test of time, so finding the right material is a vital step in the process. There are many factors to...

Understanding Headstone Costs

Selecting a headstone is an emotionally significant choice, as it becomes a lasting memorial to a cherished loved one. Alongside the emotional weight of this decision, practical considerations come into play, and one of the most pivotal factors is the stone material...

How to Choose a Headstone Inscription Font

When choosing a headstone, an important consideration that needs to be made early on is the inscription font. This can have a big effect on the overall look of the memorial, so it is important to get it right.  The main factor to think about when selecting a headstone...

17 Popular Headstone Shapes

If you walk past a cemetery, visit a memorial showroom, or browse collections of headstones online, you’ll find that there is a huge variety of headstones available in all different shapes and sizes - not to mention a range of different headstone materials and...

What Makes Granite a Great Choice for a Memorial?

Granite is without doubt one of the most popular stone materials of choice for the memorials that we craft for our customers here at Summers Memorials. If you look at the headstones and other memorials that are displayed at any of the modern-day serving cemeteries...

Coping with Grief: Tips & Advice for Those Who are Mourning

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through. The pain of grief can be overwhelming, and it can be hard to know how to cope with the many emotions that come with it. As a memorial masonry company, Summers Memorials understands the...

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Understanding Grave Settling

Understanding Grave Settling

At Summers Memorials, we understand that choosing and placing a memorial for a loved one is a deeply personal and meaningful process. However, before the installation of a memorial can take place, it's essential to understand the phenomenon of grave settling. In this...

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Understanding Headstone Costs

Understanding Headstone Costs

Selecting a headstone is an emotionally significant choice, as it becomes a lasting memorial to a cherished loved one. Alongside the emotional weight of this decision, practical considerations come into play, and one of the most pivotal factors is the stone material...

read more
Memorial Maintenance & Grave Care in Bristol

Memorial Maintenance & Grave Care in Bristol

Preserving the Legacy, Ensuring RespectAt Summers, our profound understanding of the immense significance carried by memorials and graves goes beyond the mere surface - it delves into the very essence of the lives they represent. These grave markers, standing as...

read more
How to Discuss Death with Children

How to Discuss Death with Children

The curiosity of children leads them to ask many questions, and should the topic of death arise, it can be difficult to know how you should navigate such a delicate subject. Many children may face bereavement through the passing of an elderly relative, the tragic...

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17 Popular Headstone Shapes

17 Popular Headstone Shapes

If you walk past a cemetery, visit a memorial showroom, or browse collections of headstones online, you’ll find that there is a huge variety of headstones available in all different shapes and sizes - not to mention a range of different headstone materials and...

read more
Which Material is Best for a Headstone?

Which Material is Best for a Headstone?

Finding the perfect design for a headstone is a difficult task, but here at Summers Memorials, we are on hand to help you. A headstone should be built to stand the test of time, so finding the right material is a vital step in the process. There are many factors to...

read more