Memorials are the symbols to show various emotions like religious beliefs, victory, joy or grief. Headstone is a kind of memorial referring to the deceased and his life. Early headstones portrayed a picture of skeletons and devil in a way that they showed that the life after death is very fearful and dangerous. Later in nineteenth century this idea was replaced by peaceful and loving monuments in the form of angels and cherubs implying that the souls have been taken peacefully in their eternal life.
Monuments are also used as headstones. The difference between the two is that headstone is a rectangular piece that is placed erect on the ground whereas a monument is piece of sculpture carved out of stone usually in the shape of humans, angels and cherubs. These monuments are usually of white color referring to peace, love and purity, and they are also showed as having satisfied faces to refer to their happiness in the life after death.