Memorial Card Shop Blog

Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Looking After Old Photos

In modern times we are spoiled with the number of photos we can take and keep; The average phone has the ability to take photography-quality photos and store hundreds, if not thousands, of images. Physical photo albums are becoming less and less common as the number of digital albums increases exponentially, making it is more important than ever to look after your old photographs.

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Thursday, 1 October 2020
Memorial Card Shop: How To Place Your Order

At Memorial Card Shop we understand that the majority of people coming to us are going through an incredibly tough time of bereavement after the loss of a loved one. This is why we will always aim to make the process of purchasing your memorial or remembrance cards as stress-free as possible; We can assure you that your situation will always be handled with empathy, care and confidentiality.

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Monday, 14 September 2020
Choosing a Photo for a Memorial Card

Including a photo of the deceased is common practice for funerals, whether it is in the funeral programme, as a memory board, or for personalised memorial cards. But when the decision to choose a photo rests in your hands, it can be difficult to know which is the best option.

At the end of the day you don’t need to put too much pressure on yourself in what can already be an upsetting time. We’ve put together a short guide to help you come to a decision, including some advice on what to do if you don’t think you have an appropriate photo.

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Friday, 21 August 2020
Our Most Popular Poems for Memorial and Condolences Cards

It isn’t easy to find the right words to say when a loved one has passed away, which is one of the many reasons people often choose to include verses, prayers and poems for memorial cards. We have a range of short verses, longer verses and thank you messages that you are free to browse, use and edit if you wish to do so.

We decided to compose a list of our most popular memorial card poems, both religious and non-religious, so you can get an idea of what people commonly put in their in-memoriam cards.


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Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Funeral Thank-You Card Etiquette: What to Write and Why to Send Them

Thank-you cards, also known as acknowledgement cards, don’t have to be sent after a funeral, there is no official rule book to follow. If you are truly feeling overwhelmed then allow yourself the room to send them late, or even not at all. This being said, funerals are upsetting for everyone involved, so it can be nice to acknowledge and thank those that offered their support during this difficult time.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020
3 Great Saints To Celebrate

People all over the world have heard of Saint Patrick, even many people who are neither Irish nor Catholic thanks to the famous St Patrick’s Day. As vital as Saint Patrick was for Irish Catholics, we wanted to take some time to remind ourselves of, and celebrate, some Catholic Saints that maybe aren’t acknowledged as often.

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Friday, 3 July 2020
What is Month's Mind?

Month’s Mind is a Requiem Mass (also known as Mass For The Dead), that was historically performed by Roman Catholics. Although it is not as widely celebrated as it once was, a handful of parishes continue to keep up the tradition, particularly across the UK and Ireland.

Month’s Mind is held roughly a month after a person’s death, hence the name. It is used as a way to continue to remember and celebrate the deceased. The most common way Month’s Mind is performed is a Mass for the family and close friends of the deceased, including prayers and hymns.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2020
The History of Memorial Cards

Many people who have attended a Catholic funeral will have seen a memorial card. Memorial cards, also known as funeral, mourning, or in memoriam cards, are used as a tribute to those who have passed. 

Memorial cards can often be as small as a business card, for people to store it in their purse or wallet as a keepsake; However, in modern times memorial cards also come in the form of small leaflets and folded cards.

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Monday, 8 June 2020
How To Write A Condolence Card

In this post we’ll be advising on what to write in a condolence or sympathy card. If you’re looking for ideas on what to put in a funeral memorial card then we have a selection of appropriate verses and thank you messages which you can browse. 

It’s already a hard time when somebody passes away, and it can be difficult to find words to express your grief and sympathy. Firstly, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to overthink it, people receiving condolence cards will be grieving and appreciate the effort you’ve gone to in order to show your support. 

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