Funeral stationery is a vital element during mourning, providing a touchstone for the bereaved to memorialize the deceased and a way to share support among friends and family.
Today, funeral stationery
can be created in a wide variety of styles, themes, and colors as
society is adopting a less formal stance on funerals from when its use
began. In fact, individual pieces of funeral stationery can be created
that range in tone from reserved to upbeat. Offering client families and
friends many ways to express the life of their loved one through
personalized funeral stationery best suits their needs.
stationery became customary during the Victorian period, with its
strict moral code and ceremonious adherence to tradition. Swathed mainly
in black, the bereaved in the Victorian era expressed their grief in
somber styles and colors. Not only were their clothes black, most
aspects surrounding the funeral were also black.
had a black border, heavy at the beginning of the mourning period and
reduced over a period of years. This custom remained in effect until the
1920s when Lillian Eichler Watson declared in her book of etiquette
that white stationery is proper for all occasions, including mourning.
Eventually the somber border on funeral stationery disappeared
altogether and over time, mourners wanted a more personalized,
celebratory style to honor their dead.
Today, it is unthinkable to imagine funeral arrangements, services,
and mourning unaccompanied by more personalized prayer cards, funeral
register books, and sympathy cards. These tangible expressions of
support and information exchange during mourning reinforce the reality
of death and help friends and family accept this in a meaningful, caring
While funeral register books
are standard at most funerals, nowadays they can also be personalized
with photos and anecdotes, colors, themes and styles. Memorial folders
provide wonderful keepsakes inspiring mourners to share memories of the
life being celebrated. Prayer cards, though historically featuring a
religious image on side and basic details of the deceased on the
reverse, may now include a personal photograph, quotes that represent
the departed and a theme or imagery that can be carried out throughout
the rest of the funeral stationery. Acknowledgement and thank you cards
are easily personalized as well, many options exist for non-religious
Funeral stationery is an expected and comforting custom that can be
both functional and aid in the grieving process. Why not explore funeral stationery personalization software and start showing your client families the many ways they can celebrated the life of their loved one?
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