There is a veritable wealth of options in front of you when you need to decide how to memorialize a loved one, and at Fort Worth Memorials, we have the experience and expertise to guide you through the process. Our support is one of the best tools at your disposal, as the different possibilities available to you can sometimes feel overwhelming, and you might feel you’re lacking direction in your decision. Mausoleums are perhaps one of the less grave monuments that people tend to go for, but nevertheless provide an excellent site for the eternal resting place of the departed. Some of the benefits to choosing mausoleum memorials are found listed below.
What Exactly is a Mausoleum?
For many people, the different memorial choices available to them can sometimes be confusing, with meanings and definitions merging into one another – fortunately, we’re here to help. Mausoleums are free standing monuments which house the remains of the deceased. Dating back more than two thousand years, mausoleums can be effective for accommodating one of your loved ones, or built with the idea of a family burial site. The process of interring a person in a mausoleum is largely known as entombment.
It isn’t uncommon for mausoleums to be used for one person, but they’re often designed with the burial of lots of family members, across many different generations. The idea of burying loved ones close together is not unusual – many people choose to get conventional gravestone sites adjacent to one another – and it’s natural that you might feel more comfortable burying those closest to you near to other family members or friends. There’s certainly no right or wrong way to proceed here, but there aredefinitely a number of emotional and practical benefits in choosing to house your family’s deceased in a mausoleum. We can design mausoleums with this in mind, and produce them on varying scales suited to your needs.
A Place of Comfort
It’s never a comfortable experience when you go to visit tombstones, and you are buffeted by sheets of rain, blustery wind, or scorching temperatures. You want to be able to peacefully reflect on your loved one, and the last thing you need is the elements making you uncomfortable, and perhaps even forcing you to depart sooner than you’d like. A mausoleum has a big advantage in this regard, as you’ll be safeguarded from the elements in the structure – whether it’s wind, rain, or the sun.
Choosing a Set Up
While we’ve mentioned that it’s possible to have a mausoleum for one person, or for a whole family, there are a lot of other options to consider as well. You’ll need to think about whether you want the body to be buried above or below ground, whether you’d prefer to keep urns in the mausoleum, and that’s not even getting to the aesthetic decisions you’ll need to make. The types of stone, the patterns and carvings, and the structural architecture are just some aspects that bear significant attention.