Are you brainstorming for a unique way to commemorate a special event or person? Engraved bricks are the perfect solution! Bricks can be inscribed with various messages or designs, and installed in many structures.
In this blog post, we will discuss some inscription and installation ideas that will help you create a beautiful and lasting tribute.
What can you engrave on a brick?
The sky is the limit in terms of what message or design you can engrave on a brick.
Name of a person
You can put the name, nickname, or terms of endearment of your parent, child, spouse, or friend. You can even put together your name and your partner’s name on a brick, similar to how people used to carve their initials on a tree.
You can put a meaningful quote on your brick. This could be a saying that your family lives by or something that your loved one used to say often, such as a favorite joke or a piece of wisdom.
It could also be a famous quote related to what you want to commemorate. For example, if you are using the engraved brick in remembrance of a deceased pet, you can put a shortened version of quotes like: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
If you are giving the brick to your spouse in celebration of your anniversary, you can add a short message inspired by quotes on love or marriage like: “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” – Julia Child
Signature or handwriting
If you have a copy of your loved one’s signature or handwriting of your loved one, a custom engraver may be able to engrave it onto a memorial brick.
In addition to, or instead of, words, you can put pictures or other symbols on your engraved brick. Some popular ideas include:
- Hearts or flowers
- Butterflies, dragonflies, or other animals
- Paw prints (for animal lovers)
- Peace signs
- Yin and yang symbols
- Religious symbols (crosses, Star of David, etc.)
If you have a custom logo related to your cause or organization or even a child’s drawing, you can engrave that on the bricks.
Where can you install the engraved bricks?
There are many ways you can install an engraved brick. The most important thing is to choose a method that will be appropriate for the location and type of brick.
You can install the brick in a garden or patio. You can use mortar or cement to attach the bricks to a wall, walkway, or other structure. If you are using bricks that are not predrilled, you will need to drill holes to attach them.
Another option is to create a stand-alone structure, such as a freestanding wall or column. This is a good option if you want to be able to move the structure in the future.
You can also install the bricks in an existing structure, such as a fireplace or chimney. If you are doing this, make sure the bricks are properly sealed so that they will not be damaged by heat or moisture.
Be sure to follow the recommended installation instructions carefully, so that your engraved bricks last for many years to come.