of Stones & Pebbles
Why do some people place a small
stone or pebble on the monument when visiting the grave of a
loved one or after an unveiling? It began as a Jewish
tradition, but Rabbis can find no religious reason for this
tradition. Rather, it is a comforting custom which developed
hundreds of years ago. Some explanations for placing a pebble
on a gravestone or monument include:
We are reminded of the presence
of loved ones.
Many stones tells of many
visitors, people who remember and people who care.
In ancient times, there were no
monuments. A collection of stones was used to mark a burial
place. Perhaps this began the concept of memorial stones used
widely in cemeteries in current times. Each small stone can be
seen as contributing to the making of a monument.
As the stones of the old days
became scattered and dissipated, it was necessary to replace
them to rebuild a marker.
When someone visiting a gravesite
finds stones or pebbles placed upon the gravestone or
monument, it gives them comfort to know that they are not
alone in their grief and love.
carry the inscribed message, "Always In My Thoughts."
They are constructed of a stone-like material that allows you to write
a personal message on the back of the stone with a fine, felt-tip,
permanent marker. This provides family and friends with a simple and
meaningful way to express feelings for those who have passed on. For
Jews, it is like placing a note between stones at the Western Wall.
For all, it can feel like an opportunity to leave a love note to
someone with whom you can no longer communicate in everyday life.
In the Jewish tradition, it is not
customary to send flowers. Remembrance Stones™
are a perfect way to offer condolences
just the right size and shape size for their special
task--and those who follow this
tradition do not have to search the cemetery grounds to find an
appropriate stone or pebble.
the right size
a size and shape that makes them
wind-resistant and less likely to roll off a monument
a convenient size to carry in your pocket
or in their own velveteen pouch
formulated with a blend of genuine stone
and bonding agents that create a surface for writing an inscription.