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Wednesday, 2 December 2020  |  Admin
5 of the Best Irish Poems for Memorial Cards and Funerals

As suppliers of memorial cards at Memorial Card Shop we often cater for Irish Catholic funerals. Although memorials cards are now used more widely across a range of religions, and even for non-religious ceremonies, they were first recorded being used by Catholics; Irish Catholics continue to be the main user of in-memoriam cards today.

With this in mind we decided to put together a list of our favourite Irish poems that are perfect for memorials, funerals, and prayer/memorial cards. 

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Monday, 16 November 2020  |  Admin
What is a Memorial Card?

Memorial cards, also known as in-memoriam cards and sometimes mourning or funeral cards, are a personalised keepsake that is distributed at funerals or memorial services. They have a Catholic origin, although are now used within a variety of religious and non-religious ceremonies. If you are looking to find out more about the history of in-memoriam cards then we have a separate blog about their history which you can view here. Funeral or mourning cards are collected as a way to honour and remember the deceased, sometimes being kept in people’s purses and wallets or along with their other important documents.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2020  |  Admin
Helping a Grieving Friend, Partner or Family Member

As we all know grieving and mourning can be a terribly difficult time for everyone involved; The loss of a loved one is never easy and the mourning process is an important time to offer support for each other. Support can come in many forms, whether it is sending flowers and sympathy cards or simply offering an open ear. At Memorial Card Shop part of our work is helping people through grievance, so we have put together some tips on how to help your loved ones through the mourning process.

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020  |  Admin
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  |  Admin
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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Wednesday, 5 August 2020  |  Admin
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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Monday, 8 June 2020  |  Admin
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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