Funeral Favours and Funeral Keepsakes

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Giving friends and family members a memento or keepsake after a funeral service is a thoughtful thing to do. Many people will appreciate—and cherish—a little something to remember a loved one by.

Funeral favours for guests

Funeral favours or gifts are small tokens of the life being celebrated. They give a nod to a person’s hobby, passion, defining quality or special skill. They are a place to get creative. Here are a few ideas:

  • Memorial golf balls with the name and life dates for an avid golfer
  • Personalised packets of flower seeds for a master gardener
  • CD recordings of a talented singer performing her favourite songs
  • A favourite (maybe secret!) recipe of the best cookie baker in town—paired with fresh-baked cookies
  • Commemorative key rings for the sports car aficionado
  • Selections from a collection of shells, books, trophies or coins

Gardenia Funeral Home professional can help you come up with a great idea for funeral favours or gifts and then execute that idea for you. That way, everyone who attends the funeral service can leave with a reminder of the person they were celebrating.

Funeral keepsakes for families

We know how important it is to have tangible reminders of loved ones who have passed. That’s why we offer a collection of personalised funeral keepsakes to be treasured and passed down through generations. Here are some of the funeral keepsake options we can create for a family:

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Memory portrait

Preserve a special memory of a loved one with a favourite photograph reproduced on canvas in the style of an oil painting. The full-size memory portrait is 16 inches by 20 inches and comes in a choice of four frame colours (honey, mahogany, black or vintage silver). When you order a memory portrait, you also get five 6.5-by-7.75-inch portrait cards to share.

Remembrance cushion

A remembrance cushion incorporates a favourite photo into the fabric of an heirloom blanket. Ordered ahead of time, the cushion can be a focal point at a viewing or funeral service.

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Timeless Touch silver pendant

A sterling silver thumbprint pendant lets the wearer keep a loved one close to his or her heart. Round, rimmed and imprinted with the loved one’s actual thumbprint, the pendant comes on an 18-inch box chain with lobster clasp.

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Everlasting Memorial/Everlasting Moments

A personalised movie or photo slideshow lets you share and preserve a loved one’s life story both online and offline. You provide us the images or video clips and we take care of the rest—adding text and music to create a beautiful multimedia tribute. We can also create a personalised hardcover keepsake book with the items that you provide.

Cremation Jewelry

Cremation keepsakes

Cremation is an increasingly common choice—and so is cremation a funeral keepsake. Hand and finger prints.