Explore our meticulously crafted memorials, skillfully sculpted by master stonemasons with a heritage dating back many years. These elegantly designed memorials are an excellent choice for cemeteries in Newport and the surrounding areas. Delve into the heart of our offerings below.
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Children’s Headstone Range
Choosing the Perfect Children’s Headstone
Children’s Headstone Materials & Colours
Fine Craft Etching for Children’s Headstones
Why Choose Us for your Children’s Headstone
Children’s Headstone Installation Services
Children’s Headstone Memorial FAQs
Our Children’s Headstone Range
At Thornhill Memorials, we take great pride in our dedicated team of memorial stonemasons who specialise in creating exquisite headstone memorials designed especially for children and infants who left us all too soon.
Each headstone design has the potential to offer a unique and cherished tribute to these precious children, ranging from whimsically playful and vibrant to tenderly affectionate and comforting. Within our selection, Thornhill Memorials ensures a headstone that perfectly captures and reflects your child’s individual personality.
We provide a range of pre-designed headstone options that can be fully customised, as well as the opportunity for entirely unique, bespoke designs. You can have confidence that your child’s memory is handled with the utmost care and craftsmanship by Thornhill Memorials.
Blue Pearl Granite Carved Heart Memorial with Hand-Carved Angel
Black Granite Arc Top Headstone with Cherub Design
Black Granite Heart Memorial with Carved Angel and Painted Rose
Black Granite Children’s Memorial with Painted Rabbit
Children’s Book Memorial with Painted Characters
Black Granite Children’s Headstone with Football
Dove Grey Marble Cloud Headstone
Blue Pearl Granite Memorial with Deep-Carved Teddy Bear
Browse the Range
We offer the finest children’s headstones available to Cardiff and beyond. Search now for the perfect tribute to your loved one.
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A full digital catalogue of our dedicated Thornhill memorials range for you to view.
Choosing the Perfect Children’s Headstone
We recognise the significant challenge in selecting the right headstone to honor and cherish the memory of your beloved child. Our empathetic and approachable advisors are here to provide patient support, ensuring that your child’s memorial genuinely captures their essence and allows you to remember them as you envision.
Within our extensive range of headstone designs for children, combined with our personalised memorial craftsmanship, you will discover the perfect way to preserve the legacy of your dearly departed child.
Thornhill Memorials stands as a dependable source of support for families in Cardiff and beyond. Through our comprehensive memorial showroom and compassionate family advisors, we extend our expertise and commitment to delivering high-quality memorial services.
If you wish to explore our children’s headstones in greater detail or discuss the nuances of a custom design, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our welcoming team. We are here to assist you.
Children’s Headstone Materials & Colours
Popular Children’s Headstone Materials
Forest of Dean Stone
Popular Children’s Headstone Colours
Our selection of colours and shades is extensive, but the availability of options is contingent on the type of memorial material chosen.
Here, you can find a preview of the diverse colors and shades accessible within our granite and natural stone materials.
Yellow (York Stone)
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Fine Craft Etching
Elevate a children’s headstone by embellishing it with intricately etched images or photographs, imbuing it with character, personality, and an unrivaled touch of individuality.
Why choose us for your Children’s Headstone?
Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship
The Thornhill Memorials’ 30 year memorial guarantee
The Thornhill Memorials’ price promise
Fully accredited by BRAMM
Sterling selection of colours, materials & styles
The Memorial Aftercare® service
Available home visit service
After our team of highly skilled memorial stonemasons meticulously designs and crafts your children’s headstone, the next crucial step involves the expert installation of the memorial at your chosen burial site.
Drawing upon our extensive knowledge of cemeteries in and around South Wales, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations regarding the most suitable types of children’s headstones for the various cemeteries and churchyards in the South Wales area.
When you entrust us with the installation of your children’s headstone, you can rest assured that your chosen memorial will be installed with the utmost precision and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
For more information, please feel free to get in touch with us.
We offer a selection of memorial services, designed around you.
The service that provides fully comprehensive maintenance for your loved one’s memorial. We ensure complete peace of mind that the memorial is thoroughly checked, cleaned and cared for.
You never have to worry as StoneGuard’s “All Risks” cover protects and insures your family memorials, old and new. We ensure that any damage to your headstone is covered.
We provide an expert stone restoration service to return your headstone to its former beauty, carried out by our experienced memorial masons, all at a fair price.
Children’s Headstone FAQs
How Do I Choose A Child's Headstone?
Choosing any type of headstone for somebody can always be a challenge, but when it’s for a child things can prove extra difficult both emotionally and physically. The most important thing to remember is that you’re entitled to take as long as necessary before coming to a decision over your child’s headstone – whether that means weeks, months or even a year or more of waiting before you feel completely ready.
Even when you do feel ready, there is such a wide variety of children’s headstones to choose from, it can feel overwhelming at first.
Many of our customers find that requesting to download our brochure is a great place to start as this provides several children’s headstone styles, materials, and examples to help narrow down your memorial search. Many parents and guardians have an idea in mind when it comes to a children’s headstone, so rest assured our expert headstone design team and skilled memorial stonemasons can craft just about any bespoke design or idea you can think of.
Browsing children’s headstones at your local cemetery and online, or simply booking an appointment to speak through your options in detail with one of our advisors and to view them in person will also help you come to a suitable decision when considering headstone options to help honour and remember your child.
What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?
When searching for a reliable memorial stonemason, there are several important factors to consider. It’s crucial to assess their experience in monumental stonemasonry, any accreditations they may have, their level of craftsmanship, product quality, and familiarity with the cemetery where the headstone will be placed. Equally essential is feeling comfortable working with the stonemasons to design and create the perfect memorial for your loved one.
It’s worth noting that most memorial stonemasons require a deposit upon placing an order. Therefore, it’s essential to have confidence in the stonemasons’ ability to complete the work and remain in business to avoid losing your deposit. Opting for an established memorial mason directly, rather than going through a middleman like a funeral director, can also help avoid additional costs.
Ultimately, selecting a reputable and well-established memorial stonemason will ensure peace of mind and guarantee that your loved one’s memorial is crafted to the highest standard.
Can You Help Me Choose A Child's Headstone?
We can certainly go through your options in great detail to help you reach a decision on which children’s headstone you should choose. We can highlight the benefits of different materials, show you a variety of styles that meet your requirements, and discuss the range of colours and detailing options that are available for each particular headstone.
What Is The Best Material For A Headstone?
When choosing the perfect material for your headstone, there are several factors to consider, such as the style, lettering, carving specifications, colour, texture, and location. Here at Thornhill Memorials we specialise in creating memorials from various natural stones so we can provide a diverse assortment of popular headstone materials like granite, slate, limestone, and york stone, among others. If you’re seeking an upright headstone in a specific colour, granite is often the top choice due to its extensive range of hues and shades. However, it’s crucial to verify if your cemetery has any rules concerning acceptable headstone colours.
Are Children's Headstones Available In Different Colours?
Yes, many of our headstones are available in a variety of different colours – our granite material in particular is offered in many different colours and shades. A coloured headstone allows parents or guardians to honour their lost child in a way they see most fitting. Perhaps in the child’s favourite colour, or because they want something that isn’t as sombre as the typical black headstones.
Cemeteries and churchyards have different rules and regulations with regards to what they allow, so it’s always worth checking what their stance is with headstones of different colours to ensure your headstone choice won’t be rejected by them.
How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Child's Headstone?
Choosing a headstone for a lost child can be particularly difficult and emotional, so we would always advise that you take as long as necessary to come to your decision so that you can be sure you’re honouring and remembering your child in the most fitting way. There really is no right or wrong answer – you should take as long as you require.
From a technical standpoint, most cemeteries request that you wait at least 6-12 months before erecting a headstone so that the ground has time to settle following a burial.
Timescales differ between cemeteries and also tend to differ between memorial type – for example, a cemetery may request a wait of 6-12 months before a headstone can be installed and erected, while they may allow a cremation memorial to be installed immediately.
If you’re unsure, our qualified and highly experienced staff can advise and guide you through this process.
Other than that, there is no set time that you should wait before placing a headstone on a child’s grave – it is all down to you and when you feel ready. People often find it is a good idea to not rush the process, as time can help you better decide on the child’s headstone itself as well as the inscription.
Can I Choose A Headstone For A Child That Isn’t In Your Brochure?
In the vast majority of cases the answer is yes. Our memorial stonemasons are very experienced and highly skilled, so we are able to meet bespoke requirements and recreate headstone designs. Simply provide us with an image and/or an idea of what you are looking for, and we will do our very best to help. Headstones for children are often among the most bespoke and unique as many parents and guardians want something that truly reflects the personality of their lost child and the things they most enjoyed.
How Long Does It Take For A Child's Headstone To Be Made?
Typically, we can craft a personalised upright gravestone design to fulfill your particular requests. Our stonemasons who specialise in creating memorials possess exceptional skills and extensive experience. Thus, if you share with us an image or explanation of the design you envision, we will make every effort to assist you. We recognise that upright headstones are frequently favoured and that you may prefer an extraordinary design that distinguishes itself or resembles an upright gravestone that you admired elsewhere.
Can I Add Something To An Existing Headstone For A Child?
Yes, you can certainly add something to any existing headstone. This could be a special design or etching, or an additional inscription or change of font. Whatever it may be, we can discuss your requirements and confirm what headstone amendments can be carried out.
Can I Add Something To An Existing Upright Headstone?
Without a doubt, you can make alterations or additions to an already existing upright headstone. These modifications might include adding a unique design, an engraved feature, or an additional inscription with a different font or text. We would be honoured to have a conversation with you about your preferences and offer details about the available amendments that can be made to the headstone.
What Is The Average Cost Of A Child's Headstone?
The truth is, there really is no accurate average cost of a headstone, regardless of whether it is for a child or adult. This is because each headstone is unique, and the cost will vary based on the material and headstone type. For an accurate quote, we would advise you contact a representative so that we can take the specific details you require beforehand.
One thing we can confirm upfront is our price promise – we are confident that our prices are the most competitive around and offer a discount should a customer find the same quality product elsewhere, so long as it’s supplied by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.
Do You Offer A Guarantee With Your Child Headstones?
Certainly, all of our child headstones as well as any other type of memorial come with our 30-year guarantee.
Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?
Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason.
Can I View Proofs Of The Headstone First?
Prior to production, we can supply you with design proofs of the child headstone. In the event that you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the design, we can modify the layout or style until it aligns with your specifications. We recognise the importance of crafting the perfect child headstone for you and your loved one and are dedicated to collaborating with you closely throughout the entire process.
Do You Ship Child Headstone Orders Overseas?
We have experience in shipping memorials overseas, but it’s important to note that there are additional expenses involved. These may include specialised packaging, insurance, and taxes or fees.
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