The unthinkable loss of a loved one at such a young age brings with it so much emotional turmoil that it can be very difficult to imagine how you might create a permanent memorial for a baby. At Memorials of Distinction we have the expertise and understanding to guide you through the process of choosing a gravestone and the accompanying decorative items that you may wish to put with it. We offer a service which takes your wishes into account at every stage, and will work closely alongside you to achieve exactly the memorial that you feel is most fitting for your baby.
There is no right or wrong way to remember a loved one of any age. While we are proud to offer a vast range of high-quality products ranging from children’s headstones and small memorials to decorative pieces such as photo plaques and flower vases, we regularly offer bespoke memorial design services to customers who want to incorporate specific memories and reminders of a loved one into the memorial itself. Please do not hesitate to speak to our team by calling 01582 273 024 if you have any questions about what you would like a baby’s grave design to include. We will be happy to help you and will do everything possible to incorporate your ideas.
All the memorials we offer at Memorials of Distinction are hand carved by expert stonemasons with over 35 years’ experience in the business, and we take great pride in the work that we do, using only the best materials. Whatever you opt for, you can be sure of a striking and lasting memorial that will provide a suitable place for reflection and remembrance.
When deciding what style of memorial to use, there are a number of types that are suitable for a baby’s resting place. Whichever one you opt for, you can be sure that there will be many ways to personalise it and make it what you want it to be.
Our children’s headstones come in a wide range of materials and styles, and all of them have space for a personal inscription with 80 letters included. Options range from favourite characters such as a dalmatian puppy or elephant to comforting toys like the teddy, rabbit and heart and two carved teddies. A motif like a guardian angel or praying cherub can also be very meaningful for many grieving parents. The children’s headstones in our range are an excellent option for something more striking than a small memorial, and for allowing extra space for tributes and decorative touches.
Our small memorials are often chosen for the burial of cremation ashes but can also be used for burials. They come in a variety of popular designs such as books, hearts or the traditional rustic headstone shape. If you feel that one of these could be suitable but is not quite what you were hoping for, we are happy to change the size, material, letter style, colour and various other elements in order to suit your needs.
When a life is cut short at such an early age, it is a particularly daunting prospect to try and encapsulate a baby, and what their life represented, in a memorial – especially using an existing design. In many cases we design completely bespoke memorials from scratch, incorporating any unique elements or shapes that you feel best represent your baby. You will see from our gallery of images that we have designed very diverse styles of custom memorial in the past, and we are happy to offer advice and guidance on the rules and regulations of particular churchyards or burial grounds, ensuring that we can work within these parameters.
Our family-run business is rooted in stonemasonry, but over our 35 years we have expanded our range to offer a huge variety of decorative items that can be fixed to a memorial in order to add an extra personal touch. These range from ornaments and statues to additional etchings and designs on the stone itself. We are happy to offer advice on what decorations might be particularly suitable for your loved one’s grave.
Our grave memorial ornaments can make a subtle and meaningful addition to a resting place. Options which are particularly suitable for a baby’s grave include the dove of peace and angels. Among the elegant and poignant memorial statues we have in our collection are the teddy bear, the praying cherub and the white dove.
We also offer a selection of standalone memorial flower vases which can be added to a small memorial and provide extra space for an inscription – these include the white marble vase with inscription panel and the heart and flowers vase.
We can also incorporate personal touches into the design of the stone itself, with memorial photo plaques in a range of shapes that can allow a precious memory to speak volumes about your loved one. These can include representations of handprints and footprints.
Our sandblasted or etched designs also offer a blank canvas for a unique and special image that can represent a life, and all of them are finished to the very highest quality. Options that might be suitable include the teddy, the butterfly and etched flowers.
Please do not hesitate to speak to the team at Memorials of Distinction if you have any questions about baby grave ideas and designs.
A pale blue or pink paint is often used for children’s memorials and works very well. We can accommodate most colour requests for lettering and sandblasted designs. Our experienced staff can advise on the longevity and suitability of your chosen colour when we put together your quotation.
Yes, absolutely! We can create completely bespoke stones according to your needs. We have created fully carved teddy headstones, replica cartoon characters and even memorials in the shape of the deceased’s initial. Call us to talk through your ideas.
Yes, we are able to reduce the size of most memorials in our collection. If this is not possible due to a particularly intricate memorial style, we would be able to suggest something similar to achieve the effect you are after.
I have been sent a photo of my son/husbands headstone that has been put on earlier today. I would just like to say thank you so much. It is more beautiful than I expected and we are so pleased with it. Everyone has been so helpful and professional. Thank you so much.
Kim W. Sent by email: 09/10/2019
I was recommended to Memorial of Distinction by my late wife’s niece and throughout a very sensitive time in my life I found them to be exceptional. They were sensitive to my needs and kept me informed at all times, the workmanship was outstanding, and the attention to detail was second to none. An outstanding company to deal with, when you have to do something you really don’t want to do.
Aitch1952 Sent by email: 01/07/2020
Good evening. I found Harvey’s headstone on Friday morning. I cried so many tears. But the headstone is absolutely amazing. I’m blown away by the details of the stars.
It’s an absolutely outstanding tribute to my beautiful boy. Well done to those who made it. Many thanks.
Louise T. Sent by email: 17/06/2019
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