Forty years ago it was commonly expected that an obituary for a loved one would be published in the print newspapers in the community or communities where the deceased resided for any length of time. But the continued decline in readership, due in large part to the Internet, has greatly affected this long-standing tradition. In fact, today's newspapers are changing the way they deal with obituary submissions: while some local newspapers publish obituaries or death notices at no charge to the family; others demand a rather significant publication fee, based on word count or the number of column inches used, and there is usually an extra fee for any photographs submitted for inclusion.
There are many ways to bring your loved one's personality into their funeral or memorial service. One way is the use of personalized memorial stationery items, such as memorial and service folders, prayer cards, bookmarks, and registry books.
We are often stopped by guests as they leave a service; sometimes they simply want to thank us, other times they want to remark on the keepsake memorial stationery given to them during the service, and the words they speak are a testament to the power in such a gift. We hear it time and again: "I'll treasure this forever", or "I really appreciate their kindness." Despite the element of sadness in the event, a gift of memorial stationery can go a long way in lifting the burden of sorrow and replacing it with comfort and a certain sense of happiness.
Where else can such a small thing—a full color memorial or service folder or personalized prayer card—mean so much? After all, you are giving them a tangible way to hold their memories close; memorial stationery can be a constant reminder of a life well-loved. Not only that; it can be a continual source of comfort during the weeks, months and years following the service.
Today's families are looking for unique ways to personalize their loved one's funeral, celebration-of-life, or memorial service, and memorial stationery is all that, and then some. Our full-color, themed stationery items take service personalization to the next level–affordably.
If this idea sounds like something you would like to do for the guests at your loved one's service, we encourage you to speak with a member of our staff. Call us at 203-426-2751 to learn more about our diverse selection of personalized memorial stationery items.