Category: Tombstone Art

Tombstone Tuesday-Rising/Setting Sun Symbol

A rising sun tombstone inscription symbolizes renewed life, new life, eternal life, and the eternal light of heaven.

Tombstone Tuesday-Grapevine Symbol

A grapevine, as a tombstone symbol, signifies prosperity, fertility, and abundance. The grapevine is a traditional Christian symbol, as Jesus said he is the vine and his followers are the branches.

Tombstone Tuesday-Oak Leaf Symbol

Oak leaves inscribed on a tombstone symbolize strength, endurance, eternity, honor, faith, virtue, liberty, stability, and hospitality. It is a symbol of the power of the Christian faith and some believe that the cross of Christ was made from an oak tree.

Tombstone Tuesday-Wreath/Garland Symbol

A wreath or garland symbol on a tombstone symbolizes victory, victory in death, glory, redemption, eternity, and immortality.

Tombstone Tuesday-Star Symbol

The star symbol on a tombstone can symbolize divine guidance, eternity, or immortality, as well as hope, dreams, and life everlasting. For early Christians the five-pointed star represented the five wounds of Christ.