Personalized Monuments

Represent Your Loved One

St. Charles Monuments will create personalized monuments to meet any cemetery’s rules and regulations as a respectable, family-owned monument dealer. While some cemeteries may have more restrictions than others, most will still allow a personal area on the monument for your loved one. Once you have decided on a cemetery where you would like to have your memorial placed, one of our consultants will guide you on what specific options that cemetery allows. Each cemetery has rules regarding the size, shape, design, and material allowed to be used. St. Charles Monuments has full knowledge of these regulations and maintain constant communication with most cemeteries in Long Island and the Tri-state area.

Cartoon Monument Emblem

A personal emblem represents who your loved one was or something they enjoyed. When creating a memorial, we aim to tell your family’s story for future generations. A personalized monument can be any shape or size; however, some cemeteries will restrict the size of the personal emblem. Our consultants at St. Charles Monuments will be able to guide you through creating a personalized monument for your loved one.


Personalized Monument Options

Emblems: Emblems also enhance the personalization of the memorial of a loved one by honoring the achievements and displaying their passions. Choosing to highlight the love for sailing with an image of sailboats or celebrating active duty in the military with a flag will help create custom monuments that stand the test of time

Monument Type: The first step in personalizing a monument is to choose the monument type, size, and shape of the memorial. This format will help guide your choice on the length of your epitaph or the photograph size you would like placed. The most commonly used types of monuments are upright, flat, and slant markers. Although the previous three are our most common, our expert craftsman can create custom shapes and sizes if necessary.


Engraving Artwork: We can take a piece of artwork and etch it onto the memorial of your loved one. We have three engraving options sandblasting, hand carving, and laser etching. Laser etching will allow an exact duplicate of the chosen artwork on the headstone.


Photos: Another option for personalizing a loved one’s monument is to have a photo hand-etched onto the stone. Our etching team will capture the photo’s detail, allowing a clear image to appear on the completed memorial. We recommend choosing black, brown, or red granite when hand-etching a photo onto your headstone to capture a sharp contrast.


Epitaph: These short bits of text have been written on memorials for centuries. Epitaphs are short words or phrases that are written in memory of a person’s life. Epitaphs typically consist of religious verses, poems, famous quotes, or custom words. Having an epitaph inscribed onto your loved ones’ monument is a great way to honor a person and express a bit of their personality through words

Heart-shaped Red Granite Headstone with Custom Engraving

Shamrock-shaped Black Granite Headstone


What people say about us

“Thank you Marcus. We drove by the monument yesterday afternoon. My husband and I were very pleased. Thank you for giving us a gift of comfort and peace.”

Mary Amber

“Thank you so much. It has been a comforting and pleasant experience working with St. Charles Monuments. The memorial set looks great.””

Pam Carter

“The headstone is beautiful. They did a fantastic job. Again my family and I thank you for all your help with suggestions and with the arrangements.”

Laura Leddy

“My family and I visited my husband’s grave today. We were very pleased with the results. It looks very nice. Thank you.””

Mrs. Guginsky

 for all Cemeteries in NY & NJ
 for all Cemeteries in NY & NJ
 for all Cemeteries in NY & NJ
 for all Cemeteries in NY & NJ