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7 February 2012

Cold Spring Granite Receives Keeping It Personal Award


Cold Spring Granite Receives a “Keeping It Personal” Award

STERLING, VA (February 7, 2012)—Cold Spring Granite Company based in Cold Spring, Minnesota, has won an Honorable Mention in the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Associations 2011 KIP (Keeping It Personal) Awards, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery, funeral service and cremation profession.

Created by the ICCFA Personalization Committee, the KIP program honors recipients in five categories. Cold Spring Granite Company was honored in the Innovative Personalized Product category.

The ICCFAs 2011 KIP Awards contest drew 58 entries from across the United States, Canada, China and Guatemala. Marketing and communications professionals from outside the cemetery and funeral service profession performed the judging.

Cold Spring recently introduced its bronze butterflies as a way to memorialize cremated loved ones. They may be used in personal or cemetery cremation gardens, as boulder or tree mounts, on a donor wall or as a take-home keepsake.

We were extremely pleased with the broad range and high quality of entries to the KIP Awards program this year, said Steve Bittner, chair of the ICCFA’s Personalization Committee. “The staff at Cold Spring Granite demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the community and to providing meaningful services to cemeteries and the families that they serve.  They are true leaders within our profession and are very deserving of this prestigious award.”

All KIP Awards recipients will be recognized at the ICCFA 2011 Annual Convention & Exposition, March 19-22 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in ICCFA Magazine.

Founded in 1887, the ICCFA is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation funeral and memorialization industry. Its membership is comprised of over 7,500 cemeteries, funeral homes, memorial designers, crematories and related businesses worldwide.

View our selection of Bronze Butterflies