What to write in book of condolence and how long should your condolence message be?

Messages of condolence are always a hard thing to write and sometimes keeping them short and to the point is a sensible decision. We think that the key structure should include some context as to how you found out about the bereavement and what your relationship was to the deceased. Then express your feelings; sadness, sympathy, love, happy times shared through a reflection of how that person affected your life. Maybe share an anecdote and then offer your support in the bereaved familie’s moment of need.

Is a book of condolence the same thing as a book of remembrance?

No, a book of remembrance is usually a compiled list of names of those who have died, more often than not they are attributed war dead. Another use is to commemorate people who have been cremated or buried at a location, as an alternative to grave markers. So a condolence book is normally for private families to bring home as a keepsake and can be used as a reference for replying to letters of condolence.

What size are your funeral memory books and can they be personalised?

Our books are all A4 as we believe that most guests attending will leave more than one line comments, so providing as much space as possible is important. Our books can be personalised on the cover in the bottom right hand corner. If you would like more detailed personalisation then do please request this on the product page prior to completing your purchse.

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