A personalized memorial card crafted with an image of your loved one and a message, prayer, or poem encapsulates well wishes and love and becomes a sentimental keepsake.
These cards are exchanged during funeral services and become touchstones for attendees as they remember. In this episode of the Honor You podcast, we explore ways to incorporate these important keepsakes into your celebration of life ceremonies.
As a tribute to your loved one, consider the places that hold the most significance in their life. Whether it’s their favorite cafe, bar, farm, or music festival, these locations are rich in memories and can help you recall fond moments together. Visit these places or create your own personal shrine to honor their memory.
Another way to immortalize your departed loved one is through memorial prayer cards. These small, pocket-sized cards feature a person’s image on the front and a meaningful quote that provides comfort and hope during a time of mourning. You can customize these cards to reflect the person’s personality, values, influential moments, and achievements. In addition, the occasion should influence your chosen quote.
When choosing a quote for your memorial prayer card, keep in mind that these cards have limited space and require short yet impactful phrases. In this way, you can ensure that your card’s message remains simple and succinct.
It can feel challenging to find words to express your condolences during the grieving process. Funeral prayer cards are a heartfelt way to express your love and respect for the deceased while offering solace to those who attend services. In addition, the messages, verses, and prayers included in these cards can become a bridge between the earthly and spiritual, ensuring that your connection to the person never ends.
Funeral prayer cards are often included in gift bags or sent to attendees as a thank-you for their attendance, but they can also be displayed within the funeral program or as part of a memorial service display. If you choose to print them yourself, you can insert them into plastic pouches that perfectly fit the size of our personalized memorial prayer cards. You can seal them with heat lamination to make them permanent.
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Take a moment to reflect on beautiful memories in the shared photo gallery. Pay tribute to milestones and anniversaries by lighting virtual candles that will burn in memory for days, weeks, or years. Host events or collect donations with a custom link to encourage loved ones to celebrate and support one another.
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Garden of Promise
Prayer cards are an expression of love, a reminder of the departed soul, and a lasting connection to their legacy. Creating funeral prayer cards is a heartfelt process that requires thoughtful collaboration between family members to ensure the final design is reflective of their loved one. Incorporating a favorite quote, scripture, or poem can elevate the cards into sentimental keepsakes that inspire friends and family.
When choosing a quote to include on your prayer card, consider the person’s personality and spirit. Look at their values and beliefs, important moments, and achievements to find an honorable and comforting phrase. You may also want to take into account the occasion, such as a funeral or celebration of life, when selecting a saying for your card.
The backside of a funeral prayer card is an opportunity to include a photograph of your loved one, dates of birth and death, and a passage of your choice. This text can be a religious prayer, a meaningful quotation, or an inspirational message to help you find comfort and solace in your time of grief.
Funeral prayer cards are no longer confined to religious prayers. They can be crafted to reflect any faith or belief system, and they are an excellent way to keep the memory of your loved one alive. By reminding mourners of their values, philosophies, and memories, funeral prayer cards can serve as a source of encouragement to live by the lessons they taught.
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Garden of Remembrance
A memorial garden is a serene space where family and friends can find solace and remember cherished moments. Memorial stones and benches create a lasting tribute that will be visited for years to come, serving as a permanent reminder of those who have passed.
Consider your loved one’s personality and interests when designing a memorial garden. If they were a gardener, include plants and flowers such as roses, hydrangeas, tulips, and peonies. If they enjoy bird watching, add a birdbath or feeder. If they had a fondness for music, try adding a wind chime to their tribute garden. The more you personalize the memorial garden, the closer you will feel to your loved one.
Another option is to plant a tree in memory of your loved one. Trees are a symbol of growth, strength, and enduring love. They can be planted in the cemetery where your loved one is laid to rest or in a special place in the community, such as a park or garden – provided you have the proper permission.
In addition to planting a tree or stone memorial, you can also honor a loved one with an engraved brick in the memorial garden at Sacred Heart Monastery. This is a great way to remember a deceased loved one, commemorate a holiday such as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, or celebrate an important life event such as a birthday, graduation, or anniversary.