When is the Best Time to Have Your Monument Made?

Published on September 8, 2023

Did you know that from initial discussions to the final product, it can take up to 6 months for a funeral monument to be made?

Fall is the best time to start designing your personalized monument. Find out why by reading this article.


Funeral monuments: an ancestral practice

The purpose of a funeral monument, also known as a tombstone, is to honour the memory of a deceased person. It graces the space where the deceased is laid to rest and provides a place of remembrance for loved ones.

The creation of a funeral monument is a time-honoured technique requiring both expertise and special attention. That's why it takes so many months to complete a tombstone.

The production process includes drafting the inscription that will be engraved on the monument, the choice of font, the graphic layout of the visual and text and, of course, the customer's approval every step of the way.

And the Aeterna team has the knowledge to assist and guide you through each step of this process.


Fall: the best time to plan your monument

In addition to the production process, installation is also an important consideration. In Quebec, a tombstone can’t be installed between December and March. So that makes it the ideal time to design your monument.

By starting work on your funeral monument in the fall, you can be sure of having access to the Aeterna Complex’s full resources. Outside of the busy season, you'll benefit from personalized advice from our team and have time to plan for unforeseen circumstances.

The closer we get to spring, the greater the demand. So planning the design of your funeral monument in the fall is a smart, winning decision in every way.


The monument and funeral prearrangements

You can create your own monument in advance, just as you do for your prearrangements. This way, you're sure the results will reflect your image and you'll relieve your loved ones of an additional burden at the time of your passing.

So… if you're the kind of person who likes to take part in planning things that concern you personally, or if you have a clear idea of what you'd like to have inscribed on your monument, we strongly recommend that you start planning this fall.

Contact our team and start the process today.

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