Unlike party favors, memorial keepsakes are usually more of a spiritual nature or something uplifting to help ease the pain of losing a loved one.
Memorial keepsakes can be so comforting to the friends and family who attend either a funeral or a commemorative service for the beloved. And these special remembrances can be religious or non-religious or even a combination.
Most keepsakes will have a special verse written on them, something that was special to the deceased like message that conveys what the deceased felt about life, love and faith.
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There are a variety of calming and meaningful verses in the Bible that say exactly what you want to express to those who attend to pay their respects, or scriptures that depict the personality and life of the one who’s passed on.
The scripture of Psalm 23 from the Bible is frequently used for many memorial verses at funerals or memorial services. Or maybe the loved one had his or her own favorite passage of scripture that will more closely reflect that person’s life and character.
You can also look through books of poems and verses that are meant to provide strength and encouragement during to the bereaved and that also resonate with the loved one’s life as he or she lived it, for example something the person repeated often like a favorite saying, or a quote from one of their favorite books.
The messages on the memorial keepsakes can be originally written specifically as a celebration for the loved one. Not something out of the Bible or a book, but an original poem or commentary from the heart that will provide comfort for those left behind.
One of the first thing you’ll want to consider when you’re looking for verses, poems or sayings is how you’re going to use them. Many funerals and other services use programs and prayer cards or memorial bookmark and thank you cards to those who attended the service.
For example, if you’ve chosen the loved one’s favorite verse or poem for these small remembrances, you may want something different for the programs.
Scripture verses are perfect to place on prayer cards while you may want something non-religious and more celebratory on the memorial bookmarks.
Remember when looking for the perfect memorial verses and sayings that you don’t want to dwell on the loved one’s passing, but rather focus on his or her life, what they meant to those who knew them and things they may have done that had a positive impact on the lives of those around them.
There is never a right or wrong or absolutely perfect verse to use for a funeral or memorial service since the loved one obviously will have affected different people in different ways.
And if you’re simply not sure what to say yourself and you’re looking for keepsakes that are simple and appropriate without being too dark or grim, simply search online or visit card stores to see some of the various sayings that are currently used on sympathy and funeral cards or other pieces.
That should give you some inspiration to choose what you feel will reflect the life of the loved one.