The photos in this section were provided by members of the Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) and will provide you with ideas on how you can customize a monument for your loved one that reflects who they were to you, your family, and the world.
The horizontal tablet is wider than it is high and is usually set on a base. They are available in many shapes, colors, sizes and styles. While smaller versions can be used for individuals, this is generally selected as a companion or family memorial. For ideas of how you can memorialize your loved one, view the horizontal tablets gallery.
A ledger is a slab of stone, usually between 4 and 8 inches thick that covers the entire grave. Ledger markers may be engraved and used as the headstone itself, or may also include a monument or headstone at the head of the grave. Samples of ledger markers can be found in the monument gallery.
Garden memorials are a wonderful way to honor and pay tribute your loved one. Located in areas of quiet reflection and meditation, garden memorials be in any variety of shapes and sizes—from benches to urns to sundials. They mimic decorative pieces often found in large gardens and may be used alone or in combination with other upright monuments. View the gallery of garden memorials for ideas on how you can memorialize your loved one so close to home.
A memorial bench is a piece of furniture which commemorates the life of a loved one who has passed. Memorial benches can also be made of stone, metal, wood or synthetic materials. Typically memorial benches are placed in public places but are often also placed in domestic gardens. View a gallery of memorial benches that may provide you with inspiration.