Providing headstones for babies are among the hardest tasks that masons have to undertake. When we do so at Alberti, Lupton & Co, we try to ease the pain as much as possible, helping customers remember their cherished and most special moments.
Choosing a headstone for your baby can very distressing but you will not be hurried by us and the process can take as long as it needs to. The important thing is to get it right, not have it done quickly. Our aim is to provide a lasting and fitting memorial to your baby, a place where you can go and remember the happy times.
There are a range of options available when it comes to headstones for babies. Memorials shaped as teddy bears (sometimes weeping) and butterflies are common choices. Hearts and stars are common too, as are cherubs, angels and doves. In addition to our standard designs, it is also possible to custom make a memorial if you have something particular in mind, a favourite toy for example. We are here to listen to your ideas and help you to make them happen. We also understand how difficult a time it is and to ease the financial burden can offer flexible payment terms.
Some families prefer to have a traditional headstone and then add photo plaques, laser etched images or other ornamentation. Advances in technology mean that a wide range of durable images can be added to headstones. If the cemetery allows kerbsets, the chippings that are added for headstones for babies are usually brightly coloured. This provides an area at the grave where personal items can be left.
Lettering on headstones for babies does not need to be the usual grey or gold. Pink or blue is common nowadays and it can also be in a cartoon style. On the whole, local authorities have relaxed the regulations in recent decades when it comes to the graves of children and babies graves. It is far more appreciated that the short life should be celebrated or commemorated, not just mourned.
It is important you choose the right inscription for your baby’s headstone and we can help you with your choice. We can guide you on what works best with different shape and size headstones, in terms of how many letters they can accommodate. Sometimes, less can be more. Simple phrases such as ‘An angel in the book of life wrote down our baby’s birth she whispered as she closed the book “Too beautiful for this earth,” can sum your feelings up perfectly.
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. 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.