Evolution of Funeral Register Books
By Matt Frazer
Most funeral of memorial services have a guest book or
register book for service attendees to sign. In the
past, funeral register books were simply used to help
the family remember and acknowledge who attended the
funeral of their loved one. Often with large funerals,
and with the stress of the event, it wasn't always
possible for the immediate family to talk to everyone
who attended or specifically remember everyone's name.
Following the funeral, the family was able to use the
book to go back and reference this list and then send
While some mourners would hold onto these books after
the thank you notes were sent, many discarded the books
because they didn't see the importance in keeping them.
After all, a list of signatures in a book is just that,
Somewhere along the line funeral register books began to
evolve. Space was included in the books to add pictures,
for guests to leave comments and even share memories.
Today, funeral register books are no longer simply
signatures in a book. Register books have become a
unique and integral part of the celebration of a loved
one's life. Register books have become special mementos
that can now be really personalized in numerous ways.
Families are holding onto these as funeral keepsakes and
are passing them on to future generations as a way of
keeping families histories, sharing memories and for
family members to learn more about their relatives who
have passed away.
With funeral stationery evolving and becoming more
personalized, families are asking for more options so
that they can create the most fitting tribute to their
loved one who has passed. Client families are asking to
include more pages in the funeral register books so that
images, personal text and pages for guests to write
comments and include memories. Some client families have
also asked to be able to include things like: a summary
of the deceased's interests and hobbies, what types of
food they liked, where they went to school, where they
worked, and what associations or clubs they belonged.
Your funeral professional can create a one-of-a-kind
tribute book as a funeral keepsake honoring your loved
one if your funeral director has the latest funeral
software. All-in-one funeral software suites allow death
care professionals to not only completely personalize
funeral stationery so that it is reflective of the
interests, hobbies, occupation, or religious background
of the deceased, this type of software also allows the
funeral professional to create tribute videos and
provide funeral webcasting as well.
The best place on the web to learn more about funeral
stationery and funeral register books is Frazer
Consultants. This company has a solid reputation of
developing high performing and reliable technology for
the death care industry. They also have a beautiful
selection of funeral keepsakes and holiday remembrance