A memorial card is a small folded card, containing photos and words, which provide a long-lasting tribute to a loved one’s life. It’s a unique keepsake that’s posted to friends and relatives after the funeral, or sent to those who couldn’t attend the service.
Memorable cards should be printed on high-quality cards and laminated. They are usually printed on an A6 card, scored in the middle so they can be folded to A7, and provided with envelopes if required.
How to design a memorial card
The wording on a memorial card typically includes the following:
- Name and dates of birth and death
- A photo of the deceased
- A personal or religious-themed image
- Favorite poems or prayers
They usually look best with a background of the sky or a natural scene. You could then add other images on top, like a cross, religious figures/saints, landscapes, or simple images like a flower or a dove.
Alternatively, the theme could be tailored to the loved one’s pastimes and hobbies. They might have had an interest in photography, fishing, or gardening that could be incorporated into the card.
On one of the pages, you could add a long verse, poem, or memorable quote. Always bear in mind that an A7 (105mm x 74mm) is quite small so it’s good to make sure that the wording is large enough to read. If the poem is particularly long it could be spread over the middle two pages.