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Funeral and Memorial Quotes

If you have been asked to speak at a funeral or memorial service, you may be unsure of what to say.  Funeral and memorial quotes can help you express your feelings and help sooth mourning friends and family.  Funeral quotes can be used during funeral and memorial services, wakes and committal services.  Funeral quotes can also be used in printed funeral materials, such asfuneral programs, thank you cards, memorial bookmarks and other memorial keepsakes.  You can also use funeral quotes on headstones and on grave markers.

Funeral or memorial quotes can come from many different sources.  You can get quotes from almost anywhere.  Consider quotes from a classic book or a famous speech.  You can also use quotes from leaders or famous authors.  Search the internet to find thousands of quote that may suit you service.  Below are a few quotes that are
suitable for a funeral or memorial service.

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master. (Michelangelo)

It is not length of life, but depth of life. (Emerson Ralph Waldo)

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. (A. Sachs)

The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver’s loving thought. (H.W. Longfellow)


Funeral Announcements

Funeral announcements informs the public of a person’s death.  It also give details about the funeral or memorial arrangements.  Announcements can be done tastefully when given a little thought. By sharing the news of your loved one’s death, you allow others to share in your grief and make their own arrangements to attend any services. Here are some guidelines to assist you in writing  funeral announcements:

1.  Publish your announcement in the local newspaper.  (See Newspaper Obituaries)

2.  Keep Funeral announcements brief (unlike an obituary).  It should contains basic information such as name, death date and funeral and memorial details.

3.  Include brief and specific information about the service, such as if the service is private or where to send donations.

4.  Funeral announcements can be sent even if there is no service planned.

For more detailed information, see articles on funeral announcements, how to write an obituary and funeral order of service.


Finding Funeral Poems

Funeral Programs Poem

Funeral or memorial services are always nicer when you take  time find perfect funeral poems.  If you are planning a service and need to select a funeral poem, don’t be discouraged.  There are many ways to select the perfect funeral poem for your service and for you funeral programs.

One way to choose a poem is to consider the deceased person’s favorite poems and authors.  Think about whether the person who has died had a special book of poetry, readings or quotes that he or she liked.  If so, choose a few poems from those works.  If you can’t locate a book, try and think of any poets or authors your loved one may have mentioned.

If you can’t think of poems that you loved ones may have liked, then check the Internet.  There are large libraries of poems available.  For example, if you are planning a funeral for your mother, you can search for “funeral poems for mother” to find the perfect poem.  Be sure, however, to give proper credit to the author, if necessary.

Another way to find an appropriate poem is to search the internet for poetry by keywords that reflect his or her life.  For instance, if the person who has died loved gardening, then search on the phrase “poems about gardening” or “poems for nature lovers”.  You can also search on personality traits such as “honor poems” and “kindness poems” to find that special written piece.

Once you have located your poems, incorporate it into printed funeral and memorial materials such as funeral programs, bookmarks or even thank you cards.  There are funeral program templates that make this an easy task.

Poetry can help uplift your spirits and ease grief.  Take the time to find the perfect poems to make your service special.


Photos in Funeral Services

Photos can help make your funeral or memorial service special and unique.  Photos help focus the attention on the deceased, and help grieving family members and friends reflect on the fond memories of their loved one.  There are many ways that photos can be incorporated into your service.  Here are a few suggestions for using photos in funeral memorial services.

1.  Display a large photo in a prominent place during the ceremony.
2.  Display a photo collage.  Photos can be mounted on poster board and displayed on an easel.
3.  Video slide shows can be made from assembling electronic photos and using slide show software to compile a video collage.
4.  Set up a photo display table that has photo albums, and framed pictures from different times in his or her life.  Attendees can be encouraged to bring photos to display.
5.  Funeral programs or memorial folders which include special memorial poems, song lyrics, special notes and photo collages.
6.  Prayer Cards, bookmarks or customized plantable cards to give as keepsakes.

Using  photos can make your service unique and special, and can help grieving friends and family members cherish memories for years to come.

funeral program pictures


Funeral Poems in Funeral Programs

Funeral poems are a very important part of funeral or memorial services and funeral programs.  Poems help comfort family and friends, and help family and friends express  feelings about their deceased loved one.  Funeral poems can be used during the funeral or memorial service, committal ceremony, or ashes scattering ceremony. They are also used in funeral printed materials, such as funeral programs, funeral program templates,  prayer cards and bookmarks.

Funeral Program Poems

Poems in Funeral Programs

There are several sources for finding the right funeral poem for your funeral service or funeral program, or printed materials.  The internet is a great resource for finding the right poem to remember your loved one.  There are many sites that list poems for free.  These poems are  categorized according to relationships, including poems for mothers, fathers, children, grandmothers, grandfathers.  They also categorize funeral poems for specific illnesses and circumstances of death.  Most websites will list the authors of the poems, if  known.  You should always list the author’s name when using poems in printed materials, ensure that proper credit is given to the author.  There are also several e-books that have funeral poems available for download for a nominal fee.

Also See:

Funeral and Memorial Poems for Mom – Mother – Grandmother
Funeral and Memorial Poems for Dad – Father – Grandfather
Funeral and Memorial Poems for Children – Babies – Kids



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