Memorial Symbols & Their Meanings

For anyone unfamiliar with creating a family headstone or memorial, knowing where to begin with a design can seem like a whole new world.  Walk around local cemeteries and you’ll find headstones with a variety of designs, shapes and styles; very often including one, two or several symbols.  People choose symbols for varying reasons, often because they hold special meaning or significance to them.  But what do these symbols mean?

Take a look at our helpful guide which simply explains some of the most common headstone symbols and their meanings: