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Say It with Personalized Halloween Tombstones

Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 17, 2011

Brandish your rapier wit and dark humor using personalized Halloween tombstones for Halloween — and beyond!

Personalized Halloween tombstones help you make a statement indoors or out, with cardboard or weather-resistant corex. Use Create-A Tombstone to select size up to 48” tall, preferred color/texture, up to four lines of text, and a ghoulish graphic.

Personalized Tombstones for Halloween
From a layout standpoint, tombstones work as any other decorations do and that means odd numbers of them look best. Use one as a marker for your Halloween party or haunted house as a clever alternative to a yard sign, and a minimum of three tombstones for haunted cemetery and other displays.

If using more than a single tombstone, stagger the placement a little for best effect and add skull fencing, grave evaders and other outdoor Halloween décor.

“Epitaphs” come easily if the message is event information; otherwise we highly recommend typing “funny epitaphs” into your favorite search engine for inspiration (and for personal enjoyment). Many of them are real, some from a century or more past. Don’t be afraid to use epitaphs you’ve read before (“I told you I was sick”) because there is always a new generation coming along who hasn’t!

Personalized Tombstones for Milestones
If you can’t push the envelope a bit with close friends and family, when can you? Plan an Over-the-Hill theme for a party that includes personalized tombstones.

Use the first two lines of text for the person’s name and age. For a birthday party, fill the last two lines with his or her personal slogan or a comment about a pastime, preferably with a grave play on words:

Evangeline Johnson
Die-Hard Golfer

A retirement party might focus on profession:

Clark Billingsley, D.D.S.
Has Filled His
Last Cavity

Select a tombstone size that you can put right on the cake table, and lay a bouquet of black silk roses at the base. Use with one of our graveyard backdrops or illustrations.

Personalized Tombstones for Sports & Entertainment Themes
Next time you have a crowd over to watch sports entertainment of a tough, no-mercy type, personalize a tombstone yard sign for the opposing team:

Stick a Fork
In the Eagles
They Are

At a minimum, we could see this for football, a hockey party and professional wrestling when the WWE’s Undertaker is in town. If you are really looking for an over-the-top way to express team spirit, place a longer message on a set of three personalized traditional tombstones in corex and place them Burma-Shave fashion along your street or driveway.

Find tombstones for any theme party idea in the Personalized Halloween Decorations store.


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How to Use Personalized Tombstones for Halloween Decorations

Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 11, 2008

It’s not hard to add a personalized touch to your Halloween decorations for your home yard or office. There are plenty of products from personalized banners to custom standees to create a personal and spooky Halloween look to your décor.

Personalized Tombstones are a fantastic Halloween decoration that you can have printed with your custom wording. You can use the personalized traditional tombstones in your Halloween décor year after year. ShindigZ has three styles of personalized tombstones, standard tombstones, skull tombstones, or traditional tombstones.  The 46″ high x 25″ wide tombstones are available in cardboard for indoor use or weather-resistant corex.

Here are some ideas for how to use personalized tombstones:

Create a tombstone for each member of your family and create a family grave yard on the lawn. You’ll create an eerie decoration to welcome trick-or-treaters.

Use the personalized tombstone with scary decorations such as a Grave Evader (a ghoul, coming out of the ground) or the Gruesome Ground Breakers (hands sticking out of the ground) to make visitors scream! Welcome guests to your property with a Haunted Funeral Home Lawn Sign.

If you’re going for a funny look rather than a scary one, use the tombstones, personalizing them with classic comedic epitaphs.  For example:

Stranger ! Approach this spot with gravity !
John Brown is filling his last cavity.  (For a Dentist’s house)

Here Lies the Body of
Jonathan Blake
Stepped on the Gas Instead of the Brake

Here lies John Yeast,
Pardon me for not rising.

The tombstones will bring a smile to guest’s faces and can be used in your Halloween decorations annually.

Add a really scary accent to your tombstone theme with a Rising from the Grave Monster. This 3′ high monster is animated and rises from the grave and is accompanied with scary phrases and background music.

Tell us about what you put on your personalized tombstone!

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