The is the most meaningful part of the monument or memorial and the most important. All monument dealers can show you a design book with hundreds of different designs, but by choosing a design this way you may find that many other people also like “that design,” and you’ll find another stone that looks just like yours. This is when you need to choose your monument dealer. Monuments and memorials today can reflect a lot of the things important to the deceased, whether it be a special interest, hobby, occupation, or anything that was special about that person and made them an individual, unique, and special. To accomplish this type of memorial it is helpful to bring photos and your ideas directly to the artist. Feel free to offer input and ideas; having a hand in this process can be extremely rewarding and gratifying. It can strengthen your memories and the eternal memories that have been created.