“He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Beautifully sculptured angel monuments and gravestones serve as soothing and comforting memorials because angels are regarded as agents of God. People usually opt for angel headstones, irrespective of their religious beliefs, in the hope that the angels will take care of their deceased loved ones.
Tombstones and statues showing weeping angels, too, are immensely popular as they perfectly capture the sense of loss and sorrow. More often than not angel gravestones feature angels like St. Michael Archangel (bears a sword), Archangel Gabriel (depicted with a horn), Cherubs, and other guardian angels.
Most angel gravestones also include symbols like praying hands, heart, roses, dragonflies, tear drop, clouds, sacred text, cross, and the same.
Plus, you can choose to have your angel-themed memorial in a color of your choice. Though white is the most obvious choice in this regard yet you can consider other color options such as pink, red, black, gray, or blue as well.
When opting for an elegant angel gravestone, you can also get a beautiful and thoughtful saying or a religious quote inscribed on the memorial. Given below are some examples for your help.
“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
“Your memories fill my heart like the countless stars fill the sky.”
“Step softly, a dream is buried there.”
“God needed one more angel child amidst his shining band, and so he bent with loving smile and clasped our darling’s hand.”
“And with them morn those angel faces smile which I have loved long since and lost awhile.”
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
“Angels are never too distant to hear you.”
“Angels are the gatekeepers to the soul.”
“After our angels have taken their flight, they whisper to us as we sleep at night letting us know that they are alright.”
“A flower may fade, but its fragrant memory lingers.”
“Heaven has in store what thou hast lost.”
“When someone you love is in heaven then heaven is in your home.”
“Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.”
– Exodus 23:20
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
– Psalm 91:11
“And they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.”
– Luke 20:36
Furthermore, you can opt for a peace light or cemetery light symbolizing eternal life. These lights are placed on the grave site instead of the usual candles. Solar angel lights and LED lights are extremely popular in this regard.