When a loved one passes on, all you want to do is honor them and take care of their needs. That can give you peace of mind that they were under good care and you did everything you needed to for them. You are going to have help from funeral homes in Monroeville, PA for that planning and implementation process and if you have traditional services, you will likely have help from a cemetery to solidify your loved one’s grave. Once the burial is complete and they are in their final resting place, you move forward, but you might want to decorate their grave from time to time to show you care and to honor them further.
Keep in mind that different cemeteries have different rules and regulations about what you can and cannot leave at a grave. You should read through those rules before you choose a certain location to ensure you are okay with them. Once your loved one is buried, review the rules when you want to decorate their grave so you can do things that are allowed. Here are some things you might consider, if they are allowed at the location you have chosen.
If your loved one adored baseball, you might leave a pack of baseball cards or even a used ball on their grave. If they liked golf, a golf ball or tee makes sense to you. Those who always had small pinwheels in their garden would appreciate that as a decoration and so on. Try to think of something personal that would show your loved one’s style while honoring them for who they were.
Flowers are always a go-to item for cemetery grave decorations and they are always a nice gesture. Most cemeteries allow them, but some want you to place them in a vase on the headstone instead of directly on the grave. You can leave fresh flowers, or even silk flowers that will last longer and look nice on the grave.
Flags are a nice touch for anyone, especially during certain times of the year, but they are even more special to veterans and those who served in the military. You can put flags directly in the ground with ease around Memorial Day, the 4th of July, veterans day, the summer months, and any other time of the year.
If it’s allowed, placing solar lights on the grave can be a nice touch. You can illuminate your loved one’s gravestone, even at night, which can be a nice way to highlight them at that time.
You might find a flat, smooth, decorative stone that says ‘love’ that makes you think of your loved one, or perhaps a stone with a butterfly on it. These are lovely and easy to place on a headstone.
If you want further advice on decorating a loved one’s grave after their burial, funeral homes in Monroeville, PA can offer ideas and options. We are here for anything related to final services, even after they are over.