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Memories in the Making, Inc. offers a wide variety of monument sizes and styles to suit every cemetery requirement and family budget. We provide headstones, monuments, and offer engraving services for existing memorials. We hope this guide will be helpful in determining which type of monument you are interested in. Scroll down to view the various options.

Please feel free to visit our online catalog to browse our extensive catalog of designs that are customized for you and your loved ones. You may also try your hand at designing your own monument. Please be aware that the online designer works best with Firefox due to the click and drag aspects.  

Family or estate monuments||||

Family or Estate Monuments   

These monuments typically display a family name and incorporate multiple ledgers, bevel markers, slant markers or flat markers to represent individual members of the family.


Image of companion monuments||||

Companion Monuments   

These monuments typically have inscription panels on the face of the monument for individuals.



Half serpentine monuments||||

Half Serpentine Monuments   

These monuments may be used for family or estate monuments, individual monuments or companion monuments depending on the arrangement of the inscriptions and placement of markers or ledgers for individuals. It is also a nice way to feature a vase for flowers or a statue.

Wing style monuments||||

Wing-Style Monuments   

These are popular companion style monuments and present a nice opportunity for a flower vase or statue. 

Slant markers granite||||

Slant Markers   

These are called slants due to the slanted face. This face makes the monument easier to read as a visitor approaches the grave from a distance. These are available in single and double sizes.


Bevel markers granite||||

Bevel Markers   

These are called Bevels because of the beveled or slanted face of the marker. This makes the monument easy to read when standing at the foot of the grave site.


Flat markers for graves||||

Flat Markers   

These are also called grass markers or flush markers because they are flat or flush against the grass at the grave site.



Grave ledgers granite||||


Grave Ledgers, also called Covers, are ideal for use with Family or Estate Monuments where individual graves need to be marked. These offer ample room for inscriptions and dates.


Etchings grave granite||||


Etchings are typically placed on black stones and may be created by hand with a diamond tipped tool or with the use of a laser. Etchings may be high contrast black and white, or they may be in color.


Image of grave benches||||


Benches are an ideal way to remember a loved one in a non-traditional setting such as a courtyard or other public areas. Some cemetery lots may be large enough to allow a bench.


Mausoleums or crypts||||

Mausoleums or Crypts   

These may be large enough to walk into and may provide room for one to twelve spaces depending upon the size.



Columbarium or cremation monument||||

Columbarium or Cremation Monument   

Most of the monuments may be fitted with a cored space in the monument or base for storage of cremains. Some monuments, however, are specially designed for cremains. The small cremation bench and the larger columbarium shown below are examples of two alternatives.


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