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Poems and Wording for a Funeral Memorial Card


You can personalise a funeral memorial card to create a beautiful tribute to the departed. You can add poems, wording, or quotes to create a deeply personal keepsake. Here are some inspirational ideas for what you can include.

What is a Memorial Card?

A memorial card is a keepsake to remind you of a lost loved one. In addition to being a memento that you can always keep close by, they can also be displayed in a memorial garden or a cemetery bouquet. Friends and family are sure to appreciate receiving one at a funeral or as a keepsake after the service.

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Poem Ideas

A poem is a beautiful way to commemorate your loved one. You could select a verse that they loved, which will remind you of them whenever you see it. Or you could pick a poem of remembrance.

Afterglow - Helen Lowrie Marshall

I'd like the memory of me
To be a happy one,
I'd like to leave an afterglow
Of smiles when life is done,
I'd like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times,
And bright and sunny days,
I'd like the tears of those who grieve
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.

Farewell My Friends - Rabindranath Tagore

It was beautiful as long as it lasted, the journey of my life,
I have no regrets whatsoever, save the pain I’ll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care, and the heart strings pulling at the heart and soul.
The strong arms that held me up when my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me, even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends,
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not. All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad, think of me, for that’s what I’ll like.
When you live in the hearts of those you love remember then you never die.

If I Should Go Tomorrow - Anonymous

If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.

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Wording Ideas

You can pay tribute to the departed with some brief wording on the memorial card. It might be a message of remembrance or a special memory you have of them. Here are some simple ideas:

“You will never be forgotten.”
“The memory of you will always live in our hearts.”
“Time may pass, but your memory will stay with us forever.”
“Thank you for all the happiness and joy you gave us.”
“You were always there for me. I will never forget you.”

Quote Ideas

It can be hard to find the right words sometimes. A quote can beautifully capture your feelings:

"There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Suess
“It’s hard to turn the page when you know someone won’t be in the next chapter, but the story must go on.” -Thomas Wilder
“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” - Pierre Auguste Renoir
“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” - Percy Bysshe Shelley

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