We ship all kinds of headstones & monuments to any place in United States and Canada!

Design Collections

Stone Angel

Memorial Bench

Burial Stone Tombstone

Cemetary Headstones

Monuments Cemetery

Tomb Stone Stone

Stone Cross

Headstones Grave Markers

Stone Etching

Grave Markers

Tombstone Gravestone

Monument Photos
Clip Art Tombstones
Clipart Tombstone
Grave Stone Pictures
Gravestone Art
Gravestone Clip Art
Gravestone Clipart
Gravestone Examples
Gravestone Images
Gravestone Photo
Gravestone Photographs
Gravestone Photos
Gravestone Pics
Gravestone Picture
Gravestone Pictures
Gravestones Photos
Gravestones Pictures
Headstone Art
Headstone Clip Art
Headstone Clipart
Headstone Images
Headstone Photo
Headstone Photographs
Headstone Photos
Headstone Picture
Headstone Pictures
Headstone Samples
Headstone With Picture
Headstones Pictures
Headstones With Photos
Headstones With Pictures
Images Of Gravestones
Images Of Headstones
Images Of Tombstones
Monument Art
Monument Graphics
Monument Pictures
Monuments Pictures
Photos For Headstones
Photos Of Gravestones
Photos Of Headstones
Photos Of Tombstones
Photos On Headstones
Photos Tombstone
Pics Of Gravestones
Pics Of Headstones
Pics Of Tombstones
Picture Headstones
Picture Of Gravestone
Picture Of Headstone
Picture Of Tombstone
Picture Of Tombstones
Picture Tombstone
Pictures For Headstones
Pictures Gravestones
Pictures Headstones
Pictures Of Grave Stones
Pictures Of Gravestones
Pictures Of Headstones
Pictures Of Monuments
Pictures Of Tomb Stones
Pictures Of Tombstone
Pictures Of Tombstones
Pictures On Gravestones
Pictures On Headstones
Pictures On Tombstones
Pictures Tombstone
Pictures Tombstones
Sample Headstone
Tomb Stone Pictures
Tombstone Art
Tombstone Clip Art
Tombstone Clipart
Tombstone Image
Tombstone Images
Tombstone Photo
Tombstone Photographs
Tombstone Photography
Tombstone Pics
Tombstone Picture
Tombstone Pictures
Tombstones Images
Tombstones Pictures

Funeral Monument

Tombstone Headstone

Monuments Memorials

Stone Memorial

Burial Stone Tombstone

Tombstone Markers For Graves Image For Enciso Family

Headstones Tombstones

Cost Headstone

Monument Photos

First page Previous page Next page Last page

William-Hardy-Graveyard-Vanceburg-Ky Williams-Funeral-Home-And-Crematory-Milledgeville-Ga Williamson-White-Funeral-Home Willie-A-Watkins-Funeral-Home
Double Tombstone Art Bargain Headstones Tombstones Best Headstones Sayings Headstones Memorials Saying
Wilson-Funeral-Home-Steeleville-Il Wilson-Home-For-Funerals-Manchester-Oh Wilsons-Home-For-Funerals Windchimes-For-Funerals
Unique Gravestones Unique Headstones For Graves Different Headstones Cemetary Buy Memorials For Graves
Windecker-Graveyard Windham-Connecticut-Graveyards Winter-Funerals-In-Arlington Wisconsin-Available-To-Sing-For-Funerals
Cheap Granite Headstone Cheap Stones For Gravestones Grave Head Stone Ideas Graves Headstones Price
Witches-Graveyard Withamsville-Ohio-Graveyard Wm-Brown-Funerals Wood-Flowers-Urns-For-Funerals
Exclusive Tombstones Low-priced Granite Gravestone Headstone Rock Sayings Custom-built Headstones Design
Woodbridge-Nj---Graveyard Woodfin-Funeral-Home Woodland-Funerals Woodlawn-Funeral-Home-Orlando-Fl-Funerals
Upright Gravestone Headstones Cemetary Market Uncommon Headstone Granite Sample Grave Headstone Designs

Creative Funeral Guest Register Ideas

By Mary Hickey

Most funeral or memorial services have a guest book or register book. A typical funeral guest book has a place for the loved one's photo and then lined pages for friends and family to sign in.

While this is traditionally the way it's been done, I believe there are some ways to improve the books to make them more of a keepsake for generations to come. What value will a book with people's names in it have to the next generation?

Personally, I've lost both sets of grandparents, and I'm sure my parents have not kept the register book from their parent's funerals. Why? Not because they intended to dispose of it, but perhaps because they didn't see the importance in it, since names written in a book simply don't have much value. So what kind of guest book would capture the essence of the person and then have great value? How about if friends and family wrote their memories of the departed on cards and then the cards were added to the book? Grief counselors suggest that people write down their thoughts and have found the writing of thoughts and memories is very cathartic.

I would love to have such a book to have a glimpse of my grandparents' and great grandparents' lives. It would have been so interesting to hear what people remembered most about them. Imagine what I could have learned about them and perhaps about myself in the process.

It would also be nice to have a summary of their passions and interest, what food they liked, where they went to school, where they worked, what clubs they belonged to, and what their hobbies were. You can create a book like this yourself using a plain scrapbook, allowing people to write a message or memory inside. Or you can buy a memorial book online which includes cards for writing memories and pages for listing other information about your loved one.

Some unique guest book or funeral book ideas include:

* A place to add memories - where attendee's memories are shared
* A place for photos. Ideally if the person who wrote on the memory card is in the photo, the memory card can be placed next to the photo in the book
* Ring binding, so the pages where guests sign in can be located in two or three places at the service, and there is not a long line of people waiting to sign in. The pages can be added back into the book after the service
* Removable pages in case you choose not to fill out some pages
* An area to add your own thoughts or your own farewell message to your loved one
* Extra pages to include additional photos
* A place to keep track of those who sent flowers, brought over a meal or helped you through this difficult time so you can be sure to send a thank-you note

I hope you find the ideas helpful and you're able to create a one-of-a-kind tribute book to your loved one.

Find memorial books and more at Funeral Gifts and Memorial Cards

Wooden guest book with space for cards and photos: Memorial Guest Book

Mary Hickey is an urn designer and thought leader in the funeral industry. For some drastically needed new life celebration ideas, contemporary memorial poems and verses visit her site Next Gen Memorials. She is co-founder of Renaissance Urn Company, based in San Francisco.


About us  ||  Sitemap  ||  Articles  ||  Terms of Sale  ||  Order Procedure  ||  FAQ  ||  Links



Email: sales@monumentsusa.com

3986 Teakwood Dr, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5C 3T5
Tel:  905.615.0613

Email: sales@monumentsusa.com


Memorial, Markers, Memorials, Mausoleum, Monument, Monuments, Headstone, Headstones, Head Stone, Head Stones, Tombstone, Tombstones, Grave Stone, Grave Stones, Gravestone,

Gravestones, Headstone, Memorial_Bench, Grave Markers, Tomb Stone, Tomb Stones, Tombstone Grave Markers Drawing For Griner Family, Cemetery, Cemeteries, Grave, Graves, Double Granite Memorial Stones, Burial

Copyright @2009 MonumentsUSA.com All rights reserved