Keep Your Loved One’s Memory Alive with these Touching Funeral Keepsakes

By: VGFS
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Funeral favors and keepsakes are gaining popularity.

Usually a small token given in remembrance of the departed, these items are available in an endless array of options and price points. They are often personalized or in some way representative of the one who passed on. While they aren’t a necessary part of a memorial or funeral service, these mementos can be a lovely way to show your appreciation for the families and friends in attendance. Here are some of our favorite ideas for funeral favors.

Pay homage to a favorite pastime.

Did your loved one enjoy puzzles? A custom-designed crossword puzzle is a clever favor that can also incorporate aspects of the departed’s life among the various clues, such as their birth month or favorite musical group. A custom jigsaw puzzle can be fashioned from a beloved photo. Seed packets or tree seedlings are a nice way to remember someone who enjoyed nature or was an avid gardener. Why not remember someone who loved to read with a custom laminated bookmark? Give some thought to the departed’s hobbies and interests. You’re sure to find a funeral favor that’s suitable and representative.

Reference a passion for cooking.

If your loved one was happiest when puttering around the kitchen, there are many appropriate memorial keepsakes to choose from. Custom recipe cards, for example, are a great way to share that world-famous crab cake recipe with your family and friends. If your loved one enjoyed baking, whip up a batch of homemade cookies and hand them out to your guests at the end of the service. Wrap them individually and attach a sweet personalized note to each bag.

Custom wearables perform multiple functions.

Guests can don personalized buttons or ribbons during the memorial service and they can also serve as thoughtful remembrance items for years to come. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, customized face masks have become immensely popular funeral giveaways.

Keep your loved one’s memory close by.

Small glass heart charms or memorial photo coins can easily be placed at tables during the repast for your guests to take with them. Keep your new guardian angel top of mind with a pewter angel charm or holiday ornament.

Reference your loved one’s favorite sayings and scriptures.

Affirmation stones are unique keepsakes that allow you to choose words that were meaningful to the one who passed away. Custom fortune cookies can include special messages inside, such as their quotes or expressions they often used. Funeral prayer cards can be used to share your loved one’s favorite prayer or Bible verse.

Don’t shy away from traditional and practical favors.

Custom memorial booklets are a tried-and-true funeral keepsake for guests. Personalized boxes are always popular because they can be used to hold small reminders of the departed, while bubble favors are a sweet way to blow kisses to heaven. Engraved pens and funeral tissue packets are practical choices that are sure to get plenty of use.

Do you need guidance regarding funeral favors for a loved one? We are here to help you in your time of need. For additional resources or to make funeral arrangements, please reach out to our caring staff anytime.

About Vaughn Greene Funeral Services: For 25 years, Vaughn Greene Funeral Services has been providing a ministry of care to Baltimore’s African American community. As a leading local, minority- and family-owned provider, we promise to provide our highest level of service and respect to families who entrust us to honor their loved ones. For more information, please call us at 410.655.0015 or visit us online at https://vaughncgreene.com/.

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