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Written by Matt Frazer


Prayer cards were once a standard, one-size-fits-all item. A name and some dates were all the personalization available. Today, prayer cards have become much more. With funeral software for funeral professionals, more personalization means they can now truly be meaningful keepsakes.


Evolution of Prayer Cards

Whether you call them “prayer cards” or “memorial cards” or some other term, these small cards that have your loved one’s birth and death dates, along with other elements that you choose, are beautiful mementos.


Prayer cards were once imprinted with a prayer and a sacred picture and personalized by adding a name and date of death. There weren’t a lot of personalization options — although the cards might have been beautiful, they were all much the same.


Prayer Cards Today

Today, with funeral software that allows a funeral director to add personalization, a prayer card can have text, a photo of the deceased, prose, or poetry. The selection is only limited by the imagination.


Now a prayer card really can become a very fitting keepsake for mourners to carry away from a viewing or funeral service. It’s the personalization that makes the difference.


Personalization with Funeral Software

This new funeral software also enables a family to select a theme that can be used throughout their funeral stationery selection. Available are themes to match every hobby, occupation, interest, and religious affiliation. Along with the choices of photos and text, the funeral director can embellish prayer cards with a variety of fonts and other design elements, in colors that complement other funeral stationery or that stand alone. This unique theme selection isn’t available with all types of funeral software, only the best funeral technology companies have a wide selection range — so be sure to be on the lookout for that.


Adding a personal favorite quote, a photograph of a loved one, and coordinating the theme of the entire line of funeral stationery: today’s funeral software allows for visually-pleasing placement of the elements used for the prayer cards. Center a photo or artwork, and arrange the text around it in a flowing, circular pattern. Choose several photos and place them at the top and bottom, with text in the center of the card. Print both sides of the card, with a sacred picture on one side and text with a photo of your loved one on the other. Again, the possibilities are endless.


Imagine the impact of such a personalized prayer card printed with a child’s face and poem, or a card bearing a photo of a loved one above her favorite prayer or sacred text. Whether the prose or poetry derives from a specific religion or is non-specific yet spiritual, a personalized prayer card is a beautiful, uplifting tribute to a life.


Those who receive prayer cards and remember the life they represent will treasure and reread them forever.


Download Tribute Center for free today to create personalized prayer cards and other mementos for the families you serve.