Below is a selection of prayers and poems you can incorporate into your funeral card or tribute. In addition to prayers and poems, funeral cards can include poems or other pertinent details about the person who died.
The tradition of providing those attending the funeral with a card to remember comes from the Catholic tradition of prayer cards. Plain prayer cards, not related to funerals or memorials, are still found today. Memorial prayer cards are designed to provide funeral professionals with a tangible memorial they can keep and treasure for years.
Typically, Catholic funeral prayer cards feature a religious image on one side, while a smaller photo of the deceased, their names, birthdates, and death dates are displayed on the other. After a funeral, it is common for people to put memorial cards into their Bibles or prayer books to remind them of the loved one they lost. You will also find them distributed during visiting hours, at the wake, during memorial services, and during celebrations of life. Memorial cards may be personalized in greater detail and may include poems and secular prayers not taken directly from scripture.
Another option is to place your loved one’s photo on the front of the card, with the poem or prayer that you chose on the back of the card. For example, if you decide to include the prayers of St. Francis of Assisi, you can decide to put the picture of that specific saint on the front of your prayer card. Once you have decided on the poems or prayers that you want to be included in your loved ones’ funeral prayer card, Honor You does the rest. Including a poem on a prayer card is a great option for those who are religiously unaffiliated, but still wish to create a beautiful memorial keepsake for funeral guests honoring their lost loved one.
If faith was important to your lost loved one, you might want to consider including a beautiful prayer on the back of the funeral prayer card. This message is not that different than the one on the In Love Memory, but that little distinction can set your loved one’s memorial prayer card apart from others. If there is a burial service in which the cremated remains of a deceased person are interred, then you can incorporate the funeral cards’ and cremation prayers. Choosing the funeral prayer according to the family’s relationship can help customize your funeral card and reflect the lives of the deceased as a prayer.
CARDDesigner.ca, uplifting funeral prayer cards are made quickly and with the utmost care, bringing out your loved ones’ best. We print our cards in-house, and also offer photo retouching and editing services to meet any needs you may have in creating a memorial card that is ideal for your loved one. Please take some time to look at our wide variety of memorial cards, photo card layouts, and acknowledgments. This printed memorial card distribution is not limited only to a wake or visiting service but may be distributed at the funeral service or burial site.