A beautiful way to remember our loved ones who have passed is by creating a garden incorporating engraved memorial bricks. A remembrance garden should be a tranquil place of reflection where your donors can visit to honor their loved ones. Your donors will appreciate the opportunity to memorialize a loved ones with a custom engraved memorial brick to honor and remember them.
Below are a few ideas how you can create a peaceful and functional setting for your memorial brick garden using good design elements.
• Landscape and Design for your Memorial Brick Garden
Your landscape and design is your basic foundation for your memorial garden. The garden should have walking paths to display your commemorative bricks. If you have a large space you may want to create larger patio areas using engraved bricks as well. Using a sand bed installation for your memorial bricks will allow you to replace blank bricks with the engraved bricks easily. This will allow your brick donors to add onto the garden without your organization having to do any further major installation work.
Adding water features can also help to bring a feeling of peacefulness to your garden. You can incorporate a reflecting pool, waterfall features, fountains or ponds. You can also incorporate your memorial bricks to these elements. You can add engraved brick patterns along the edge of the water feature or fountain.
• Creating Functional Seating for your Memorial Project
Creating seating for your brick donors to enjoy the garden is key. Seating areas can be placed along your memorial brick paths and patio areas. You can use benches or outdoor patio furniture to create spaces where your donors and guests can sit and gather together to remember or reflect on loved ones.
• Lighting for your Memorial Brick Campaign
If your garden will be open after sunset lighting will be necessary. You can use path lighting to illuminate your engraved brick path. This will not only help with visibility at night but also emphasizes the attractiveness of your donor recognition walkway. Outdoor lighting can be used in a variety of ways from adorning arbors, trees to lighting areas with canopy illumination. Another way to bring light to your brick memorial project is by adding a fire pit. A fire pit will help add an additional seating area that will not only light the footpath but also bring warmth on chilly nights.
At Polar Engraving, our mission is to make the process of starting a brick fundraising campaign with personalized bricks as easy and simple as possible. We help plan lucrative brick memorial campaigns all the time and would love to give you more brick engraving ideas. Feel free to reach out to us directly at 800-546-7993 or contact us by email.