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What do you put on graves instead of flowers?

What do you put on graves instead of flowers?

Although it depends on the cemetery, these are usually acceptable grave decorations:

  • Fresh flowers.
  • Fake flowers — especially if in a monument vase.
  • Wreaths.
  • Small flags during the holidays.
  • Wind chimes, crosses, or bird feeders — especially if in a monument vase.
  • Grave blankets.

What should I put on a grave?

Most Common Grave Decorations

  1. FRESH FLOWERS. Leaving fresh flowers on gravesites is a timeless, classic way to decorate a grave.
  2. ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS. Some cemeteries do not allow fresh flowers to be placed on graves.

What does it mean to put a penny on a gravestone?

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A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier’s family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respects. If you leave a penny, it means you visited. A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime.

What is a grave saver?

The Grave Saver™ is a low cost, low maintenance way to preserve and enhance your family’s cemetery grave site. The Grave Saver™ has a patented design which prevents grave markers from sinking into the ground and being overgrown with grass.

How do you place a gravestone on a grave?

Measure your grave marker for accuracy as well as the size of the burial plot where it will be installed. Add one to two inches on all sides to ensure your headstone fits. Using your shovel, excavate the sand and reserve to the side. Dig deep enough to accommodate the thickness of your grass marker.

How do you fix a sinking grave stone?

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  1. Re-dig the hole. Using a shovel, widen and deepen the existing hole for each headstone.
  2. Partially fill the hole.
  3. Replace the stone.
  4. Tamp down the hole.
  5. Finish the job.

What kind of flower holder do I need for a headstone?

Choice of green or light gray. This vase holder is designed for a standard grave marker. It accommodates a standard flower vase. Installs easily to any side of the marker. (Vase Not Included.

Can you use a saddle on a headstone?

This saddle style holder accommodates larger arrangements used to decorate only the top of the monument. Use to secure a wide swag which can cascade beautifully over the width of the stone. This saddle is our standard model accommodating 6″, 8″ or 9″ monuments. If you need something larger than 9″, we can provide you with a custom saddle.

How big should a dowel be for a headstone?

Mounts flush to the ground stone / grave marker for easier landscaping maintenance. Maximum dowel size: 1/4 diameter. (Flag Not Included. See Accessories) Call to Order In-Stock items in time for the Holidays! Convenient hanger for displaying wreaths on a headstone or monument.

Can You mount a headstone on a pot?

Mounts to either side of a standard, 8″ depth headstone. One on each side creates a beautiful symmetrical appearance for your floral arrangements. (Pot Not Included.)