Most people are surprised to learn that the cemetery headstone business is actually very seasonal. After all, it isn’t typically possible to install a memorial monument until the spring thaw. As a result, many families choose to wait until spring to order a headstone for their loved one.
Although waiting until spring for installation is a reality in western Canada, there are significant advantages to placing your order ahead of time that most are not aware of.
1. Take Your Time
Sometimes, families feel rushed either to get the order in during the busy spring season or to ensure the memorial is placed in the fall before the ground freezes. Doing your research and considering your options over the winter allows you to Take Your Time and involve family members in the process to ensure you make a decision that everyone feels comfortable with.
2. Beat the Spring Rush
For many families, the closure of seeing their loved one’s monument installed in the cemetery is an extremely important part of the grieving process. When a loved one passes away in the winter, ordering their headstone ahead of the spring rush is the best way to ensure it is installed in a timely fashion after the ground thaws in the spring.
3. Save Money
Like many other industries, most monument companies update their prices over the winter to adjust for inflation. By ordering before the end of January, you can typically take advantage of the previous year’s prices, which can save you up to 3%. In addition to beating the price increases, some memorial companies will also run sales promotions over the winter, as it is a slow time of year for their business. Doing some quick research online can help you find a reputable company willing to offer you savings on a granite memorial during the winter months.
As spring approaches, there is still time to take advantage of winter savings on a cemetery grave stone from Frontier Monuments. Please give me a call at 306-580-3977 or explore our website for more information.
By: Adam Reeson