There are numerous good reasons for pre-planning a monument purchase. Making memorial choices ahead of time, often as part of the estate planning process, can greatly ease burdens and allow for cost savings. It also enables you to be involved in the monument design process, choosing your own shape, granite color, inscription and artwork.
A couple’s memorial should be a joint decision. You’ve shared your lives together. You’ve made important choices together.
There is no greater gift to a family than to pre-plan. It alleviates considerable stress for those left behind as well as possible disagreements over the type of stone to use. However you look at it, planning ahead makes good sense.
Pre-need planning shows your loved ones that you care. This is one less decision, one less task to perform during a time of loss and grief. Selecting your memorial now also lets your family avoid the heightened costs of the future, as well as emotional overspending,
Your final gift will be taking some of that burden from their shoulders, and giving them instead a lasting memorial.