An older woman lighting a candle


Written by Matt Frazer


Funeral candles are an important part of any funeral or memorial service. But the days of plain, white candles with a simple ribbon are a thing of the past. Families want more out of their tribute candles.


When a loved one passes away, an emptiness can linger for months, even years. Gone forever are the casual conversations and the chance for new memory creation. The bereaved long for personal items, keepsakes, photos, and other treasures to display which remind them of their loved one who has passed. They wish to feel their presence and see their face. A personalized funeral candle is an ideal memento to fill that void.


Mourners who want to more completely honor and remember their loved ones have lead funeral technology experts to respond with software designed with personalization in mind. Creating the highest level of personalized keepsakes like funeral candles provides client families with the most individually unique, tangible reminders of their loved one.


Coordinated with other funeral stationery, the keepsake funeral candle pulls the whole theme of the funeral stationery together into one complete celebration package of keepsake items. When paired with matching prayer cards and funeral programs, color-coordinated thank-you notes, memorial folders, and even keepsake bookmarks, deathcare professionals are able to go above and beyond client families’ expectations and include a personalized funeral candle as well.


What sets these personal keepsake funeral candles apart from any other tribute candle is the fact that the candle contains the deceased’s photo, name, birth and death dates, and any other verses or poems requested by the family. In essence, the family can design their own keepsake with a funeral director’s help. But these keepsakes won’t hinder the funeral director in their creation. Thanks to innovative software, funeral professionals are able to craft them easily and quickly in-house. Using nothing more than a computer, a standard inkjet or laser printer, and specially formatted perforated sheets, their creation is simple. Their effect, immense.


To personalize all your memorial keepsakes — including funeral candles — download Tribute Center today