Marble Stone Vs Slate Stone

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With every new year comes new changes especially with home renovations. Before we get on with home improvements, it’s a good idea to research the materials that we are going to use. We are going to be taking a look at Slate and Marble in this post and the benefits of using both.

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Ways to Remember Your Pet

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  • two cats sleeping together
  • horse with her baby
  • two rabbits eating
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  • moody cat

Our pets become one of the family so when we are faced with losing them, it can an emotional and traumatic experience. We never want to let go or forget our furry best friends so look for ways in which we can remember them and yet help our grieving whilst doing so. When you have children, the grieving process now needs to be focused on them too.

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The History of Memorials Stones

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Memorials have always been in our lives whether it has been growing up with small crosses in the garden from your bunny passing away or having the trauma of erecting a gravestone to remember a family loved one. Hundreds of years ago our ancestors started the memorial stone tradition by placing stones upon the final resting place of a loved one to prevent the dead rising from the grave and as the years passed on, the stones developed into beautiful and unique grave markers.

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Memorial Stone Types Revisited

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Memorial stones are a lasting tribute and memory to our loved ones, it is a beautiful, unique & personal stone that will last for years to come. It is important that you find the right stone so you can then chose the perfect shape, writing and picture you would like featured on your memorial stone.

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How to Clean a Memorial Stone

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Many people come forward with the question of ‘How do I clean a memorial stone’? expecting the answer to be as simple as a wipe clean with a cloth but in fact to keep the stone maintained and in the best preserved condition, there is a little more tender loving care that goes into it.

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5 Examples of our Peoples Stone Memorials

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It’s extremely hard when you lose someone so close to you, at Rustic Stone we have the dedication, compassion and experience to make purchasing as simple and as hassle free as possible with over 10,000 sales we are one of the best online retailers for stone memorials and we are proud of that, we hope that this article gives you some insight into the remembrances we sell which will help you recover and have somewhere to go to remember your lost one. If you like some of the items displayed on this page and would like something similar then please get in touch with our friendly online sales team and we will try to assist you any way we can.

Resting in Peace

This unique stone was designed for Brian Kelly who was born in 1943 and sadly passed in 1999, made from solid unpolished and handpicked slate from a quarry in North wales and then engraved and hand finished in our workshops shows the craftsmanship, care and time we spend making our memorials perfect for your loved ones. Our memorial stones or plaques look absolutely great on top of gravel beds or grass.

freestanding memorial stone

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Commemorative Stone Plaques and Markers

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We really enjoy making commemorative plaques and makers in a variety of stones, we often get to make some really delightful items such as the Pack It In stone which you can view below along with many more examples of the quality workmanship we provide in every single sale we make.

Pack It In Marker

This was really great fun to work on, this design was born of a charismatic lady who, in a playful way, would raise her hand and say “Pack it in” as if to say stop or I will whack you! The lighthearted manor of this stone would, as the customer said, “Raise a tear or two and a smile” from visiting relatives who remembered the character.

commemorative marker

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Dealing with the bereavement of a loved one

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In dealing with bereavement, it’s important to recognise that the same method won’t work for everybody. There is no right or wrong way. Often, a simple acceptance of reality has to be the key. Nothing and nobody can bring back your loved one, or turn back the clock. You are left with memories. Many people struggle greatly with thoughts of things they regret saying or doing in years past. But this is futile behavior. Above all, you must try to live in the here and now. Be thankful that such a fantastic character entered your world. Believe that you can provide the same positive contribution to the lives of others. Remember, in the end, everything is temporary. We all sometimes pretend that we know exactly what we’re doing on this planet, but life is truly a mystery to every human, whether they openly admit that, or not!

bereavement headstone

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