If you are faced with the tragedy of losing a child, at Alberti Lupton & Co we be attentive to your needs as much as possible. Relaxation of cemetery regulations now means that there is much more flexibility in choosing children’s memorials. This allows you to come up with a fitting memorial that helps remember those special times you had with your son or daughter.
For generations the only indication of children’s memorials in cemeteries were those with a cherub. The cherub is a child with wings and often point upwards, indicating the journey to heaven. Nowadays, in a more secular society, local authorities are mindful that cemeteries needn’t just be places of mourning, but somewhere that life can be celebrated. It is now common to see headstones in the shape of teddy bears, football shirts, cartoon characters or toys.
If you prefer a conventional shaped headstone, it is possible to have imagery of favourite cartoon characters or photo plaque of your child added on. Advances in cutting and laser imaging techniques have given so much more scope for bespoke memorials that are perfect tributes. We do have a wide selection of children’s memorials at our premises, but If you have a particular idea in mind we can work with you to design it. We can guide you on what works and what doesn’t, and we offer flexible payment terms.
Children’s memorials can be supplemented with kerb sets and coloured chippings which provide space for vases and other ornamentation. The headstone can also be brightened up by coloured lettering rather than the usual grey or gold. There are numerous examples of inscriptions on child headstones around the web and sometimes less can be more. This can especially be the case on certain shaped memorials, but something as short and simple as “Our Sunshine Boy/Girl” can say everything that is needed. Time is a healer and after a period of mourning, visits to the cemetery can be to remember precious moments that you shared with your child.
At Alberti, Lupton & Co we are always understanding of your needs and will not rush you in any way at all as you decide on your memorial. After providing a memorial for a couple who lost their grandson, we received a beautiful testimonial that said “I can’t thank Deborah, Gerard and the team enough for all their help, care and kindness throughout the most heartbreaking time for us”. This is a family run business and is the best. When you can’t think straight, they think for you. Every thought and effort goes into making sure you achieve exactly what you are looking for when designing the memorial stone that is right for you.
Prior to carrying out any work we will show you a copy of the final design for approval. You can also be rest assured that only the best quality materials will be used and work will be carried out to NAMM standards. Please contact us if you require any further information, we will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a quote with no obligation.