For many of us, a funeral is more than a period of grieving. It is a chance to come together and remember the life of our loved one, and to share the wisdom and love and joy they brought into the world. It is especially true when the person you’ve lost is a parent. Mothers and fathers do so much for us, so it’s only natural we’d want to embody that as we say our final goodbyes.
However, it can also be hard to find just the right words to say what we feel in our hearts. We often turn to the words of other, famous quotes and poems from wordsmiths who found a way to put into words the feelings spinning around in our hearts. Many people find themselves reaching for these poems in their time of need and, because of this, it isn’t too difficult to find beautiful collections of Funeral Poems For Dad at funeral stationery stores such as The Funeral Program Site.
Before you settle on a poem, however, you should consider how you want to implement it in the memorial service. Some people prefer to read their poems aloud when it is their turn to speak, while other people want their poems printed on programs or prayer cards. Poems can also be immortalized on headstones, hung up at home on memorial plaques, or printed on bookmarks to be read daily.
Some of these options allow you to share the poem with the entire family because you can pass out keepsakes that they will be able to frame or use in their homes after they leave. Other options will serve as a lasting testament to your father’s love and life.
Knowing how you want to present your poem will help you to choose the poem itself. A spoken poem can be as long as you like, whereas a poem engraved in a headstone should only be a few lines. Poems printed in funeral programs or on plaques or bookmarks have more leeway, depending on the size and style of the font, which is the next thing you’ll want to take into consideration.
If you don’t want to format it yourself, The Funeral Program Site sells transparent backed poem word art that can be added onto just about any document you’d like printed for the funeral or wake. These poems were organized and designed by professional graphic designers and feature beautiful scrawling script that is easy to read and still pleasing to the eye.
They offer spiritual poems about ascending to heaven and joining Jesus, as well as consoling poems that remind us our loved ones are carried with us forever in our hearts and in our memories. The poem word art can be resized to fit any document, and can easily be combined with the funeral program templates The Funeral Program Site sells, as well as anything you create on your own.
The memorial plaques The Funeral Program Site offers feature a picture of your loved one at the right and a poem or piece of scripture overlaying a beautiful background image at the left. These poems and scriptures can be used as is or replaced with your choice of text or poem. You can choose from wall mounted or stand-alone displays.
Finally, The Funeral Program Site offers three different kinds of bookmarks printed with funeral poems for Dad down the front of them and finished at the bottom with his name and anything else you’d like to say. There are aluminium metal bookmarks, which will include your favourite picture of him and three lines of your text alongside the poem A Fallen Limb.
Leatherette bookmarks are made of your choice of coloured suede leather and feature a variety of poems and scripture. Last but not least, plantable bookmarks feature a reusable bookmark and a paper shape that is embedded with wildflower seeds and can be planted in a home garden or flowerpot, so that Dad can help bring a little more colour and life into the world even after he’s passed on.
Prepare your funeral poem for dad as a celebration of life. Bring back a smile to banish a tear, be ready with a word of good cheer, and remember the good times as you loved one leaves the world.