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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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...

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...

Cemeteries & Crematoriums in Bristol

Here at Summers Memorials, we work closely with a number of cemeteries and crematoriums in Bristol and the surrounding areas. This allows us to offer expert advice and guidance in selecting the right memorial for your loved one. Find out more about some of the Bristol...

Words That Mend: How Poetry Can Help Us Cope with the Pain of Loss

Grief is a deeply personal and challenging experience that accompanies the loss of a loved one. During these difficult times, finding solace and comfort becomes essential for healing. One powerful tool that has stood the test of time is poetry. In this article, we...

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...

Understanding the Different Types of Stone Used for Memorials

Headstones and other types of memorials are timeless symbols of love, remembrance, and respect. They serve as a lasting tribute to the memory of our loved ones, and help keep their legacy alive for generations to come. When it comes to choosing the perfect material...

Questions to Ask Cremation Memorial Providers in Bristol

The thought of honouring the life and memory of a loved one following their cremation by designing and installing a cremation memorial may seem overwhelming. It’s just one of the reasons the expertise of a trusted memorial mason to help guide people through the...

Is it Time to Restore Your Loved One’s Memorial?

Memorials of all types, be they headstones, cremation memorials, monumental statues, or any other, are crafted and installed to serve as a tribute and lasting memory to those we have loved and lost. Today, many memorials are made with igneous stone materials such as...

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...

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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...

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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...

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