A Kent-based entrepreneur has thought up an ingenious way to give loved ones digital memories and tributes of you beyond the grave – by putting them on the grave.
QR codes are unique black and white grids which can be scanned by most smartphone devices.
They are often used by businesses to give more details about a product, competition or their company but this time, however, will be used by the relatives who’ll scan the square and then be directed to a website which shows the precious memories.
‘The idea struck me because I have always had a fascination with headstones and eventually I thought to myself ‘is that it? Am I just going to be a name on granite?’ said Nash, who is launching the service through her memorial firm, Hyphenalia.
‘Most of the time that’s all we get, along with a message that doesn’t tell people much about us at all. It’s such a shame and a wasted opportunity.
‘Imagine if someone in your ancestry had achieved something great, but you know nothing about it. It’s something I would want to know and be very proud of.
‘I think it’s quite an original idea and if someone needs help creating a memorial, I can help them.’
The QR codes for gravestones are weatherproof and can be created not just for the newly deceased but for those who passed decades or centuries ago.
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