Giving friends and family a keepsake after a funeral is a beautiful tribute to your lost loved one. It gives people a way to remember the deceased while also adding a personalized touch to close out the memorial service. Below is a list of respectful keepsake suggestions that will honor the memory of your loved one.
5 Creative Memorial Keepsake Suggestions
1. Memorial Card
Providing all funeral guests with a laminated card that features your loved one’s photo and a favorite passage or prayer is a simple and elegant way to help others carry on their legacy. You can also include their epitaph text as well as their dates of birth and death.
2. Seed Packets
Allowing funeral guests to take a flower seed packet in memory of the departed is a special keepsake that can be enjoyed by all. You can have a message printed on the packets that encourage friends and family to plant flowers in memory of your loved one.
3. Tealight Candles
Engraved tealight candles are simple keepsakes that can be cherished for years to come. You can have candles specially made to include your loved one’s favorite quote or religious passage. Encourage people to light them when they take time to reflect and remember their lost friend or family member.
Have a piece of jewelry made for close friends and family members of the deceased. It could be a necklace, bracelet, or earrings with your loved one's ashes embedded in the charm. You can also make a ring from a melted down piece of jewelry the deceased once owned.
5. Quote Books
Whether your loved one was a studious reader or had a range of phrases they were known for saying, a small quote book containing sayings pertinent to them is a beautiful keepsake. Encourage funeral guests to page through the booklet whenever they are missing the departed.
Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home has helped grieving families throughout Canandaigua, NY, for over a century. With compassionate funeral directors to offer support and guidance throughout your experience, they will help you create a memorial service that honors your loved one. Visit their website to take a closer look at their offerings or call (585) 394-4280 to speak to a director.