What to Write On Memorial And Sympathy Cards

When somebody passes away, you may feel the need to express what they meant to you.  A memorial card is a simple and heartfelt way to do just this but knowing what to write on memorial cards can be challenging.

An appropritate funeral message is rarely easy. Sometimes, just a few well-chosen words are all that is needed but it’s very important to choose these words carefully.  For the majority of people, it can be difficult to condense all your feelings and emotions into a short message or poem – it’s hard to know where to begin.

Remember to be mindful of the deceased’s beliefs when choosing what to say. You should also take into account the feelings of the family and how they might react to your words.

We have created a simple guide that offers some very neutral and thoughtful ideas for what to write in your funeral memorial cards.

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What to write on Memorial Cards

Memorial Cards are a traditional way to express condolences in times of mourning. When ordering a memorial card, you will usually be allowed to customise the design with a personal message or poem. It’s entirely up to you what you have written on the card and often only a few heartfelt words are all that is necessary.

Here are some short funeral flower messages examples for inspiration:


Short funeral cards messages:

Forever in our thoughts.
Gone but never forgotten.
Thinking of you always.
You will be sorely missed.
May you rest in peace.
With love and fond memories.
In loving memory.
Always in my heart.
Rest in peace.
Till we meet again.
With condolences.
Religious words for funeral flowers

Wherever you are, God is.
In God’s arms you can gently rest.
Goodnight and God bless.
May God keep you by His side.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Peace, prayers and blessings.
So dearly loved. So sadly missed. God bless.
Mine is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.
Sympathy card for flowers
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
We are so sorry for your loss.
With deepest sympathy.
Our thoughts go out to you.
Wishing you some small comfort in this time of sorrow.
With loving memories of [name of deceased].
Religious sympathy messages
May God be with you in this time of sorrow.
You are in our prayers.
With blessings, love and prayers.Hugs and prayers at this difficult time.

We’ve also collected some examples of some longer memorial messages should you feel the need to say a little more.

Having a little more space may make it a little harder to know how to express yourself for some. Being able to say a little more brings the opportunity to express yourself a little more but, it also brings greater opportunity to say the wrong thing.

Its important to remember that you don’t have to put everything you feel into one card. Its more about letting the person know that they are in your thoughts

If you’re struggling to start, here are some samples:

Longer funeral card messages:

I can’t begin to imagine your loss. Let me know if there is anything, absolutely anything, I can do.
May you find comfort and healing in the love of those who remember with you.
Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow.
Our hearts are filled with sadness and tears, but our memories are filled with smiles of the good times we shared over the years.
Many friends come into our lives, but only a few leave with their footprints on our hearts.
Loss leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Religious messages of sympathy
May my condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss.
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.

We hope that you can draw some inspiration from quotes but of course,  use your own creative touches to add a truly personal element.   To add one of these quotes to your very own bespoke card, you can browse our personalised cards section to design your perfect card today.