18 Best Guest Books For Funerals Update 05/2022

Guest Books For Funerals

Most funerals, memorials, and life celebration events will have a guest book for people to write in. They are meant to show how many people have been touched and changed by the life of the person who died.

Doing this can be done in a lot of different ways. You can go with the simple, traditional lined guest book (#12, below, shows a lovely rusticleather style), or you can do something completely different, like a thumbprint tree collage (#1), cloth scraps for a memorial quilt, or a celebration of world travel (#7, below). Many more.

Thumbprint Memorial Service Guest Book

Thumbprint Memorial Service Guest Book

You can add thumbprints to your loved one’s scrapbook by collecting them from the guestbook at their memorial. Each person who comes to the event will write their name or initials in or next to their colorful thumbprint, making a tree that shows how many people their life touched.

Memorial Service Guest Book Stones

For guests to sign, give them a basket with smooth river stones in it. Place them near the cremation urn or memorial space at home. They can also be put into an empty jar and scattered around the garden or a fountain.

Wine Connoisseur Cork Guest Book

The perfect alternative to a funeral service. For a wine lover’s memorial at a vineyard or winery, this is a good idea for a guest book. Have each guest sign a wine cork and put them in a cork catcher display to honor their love of wine. You can put the display in your home.

Memorial Quilt Guest Book Cloth Squares

A “guest book” can be a great way to get a lot of memorial cloth pieces for your quilt. Guests can sign the quilt squares and write a goodbye note, memory, or note of comfort for the family.

Memorial Service Guest Book Heart Frame

Memorial Service Guest Book Heart Frame

To make things easier, have people sign a heart tag and then drop it in the box. When friends and family come together to show their love and support, this is a beautiful way to remember.

Memorial Service Signature Picture Frame

Use a photo frame with a large matte, like this Black Frame with Matte, to collect signatures from friends and family. This is another guestbook alternative that will look great in your home. As a beautiful picture to hang in your home, this memorial service guest book idea will live on.

Globe Memorial Service Guest Book

In memory of a world traveler, use a globe and have guests write down places they’ve been together or want to go someday, inspired by the person who died.

Hanging Birch Tags Memorial Guest Book

For guests to sign at a memorial service, use natural white birch wood tags. Then, place the tags on a simple memorial tree.

Laser Engraved Wood Album Guest Book

Laser Engraved Wood Album Guest Book

Use an engraved wood photo album instead of a guest book. You can put photos in there for people to look at, and you can also put paper inserts in there for people to sign. The end result will be a memorial album with notes and signatures from everyone who came to the memorial service. Shown above is rosewood, but walnut is also available, as shown in the picture.

A Life Remembered Guest Book

This is a heartfelt twist on the guest book at a memorial service. With simple and elegant designs, places for guests to sign but also write notes if they want. Also, there are lovely quotes and sayings all over. There are some here.

Memorial Chalkboard Guest Book

People can write a goodbye note on chalkboard plaques instead of in a guest book. Taking pictures of the chalkboards is a good way to remember the past.

Old Fashioned Rustic Leather Memorial Guest Book

This Old Fashioned Rustic Leather Memorial Guest Book is a beautiful twist on tradition. It will look great on the table at the memorial service, too.

“In Loving Memory” Memorial Guest Book

“In Loving Memory” Memorial Guest Book

This “In Loving Memory” guestbook is modern and can be used for a memorial service or funeral. A black flocked design is on top of silver. The cover has black silk-trimmed black accents and is finished with a silver foil-stamped center cover. The black ribbon/tie is what closes the bag. Each page has a verse of Scripture at the bottom, and it encourages you to write down your own memories, thoughts, and prayers. There are some here.

Life Celebration Kit with Urn and Matching Guest Book

It comes with a silk Sage Green slip cover for the urn, a matching guestbook or photo album, memory cards, thank you notes, and more.

Social Media Memorial Service Guest Book

if you want the guestbook to be done on the internet, set up a selfie station at the service and make a hashtag about it. The idea of a selfie station at a funeral or memorial service might seem tacky to many people. But if your loved one was the life of the party, and you’re planning a party or an Irish wake to “Celebrate Life,” the lighthearted and fun idea could work for your crowd.

Barrel Head Signature Guest Book

There are a lot of guest books at weddings that are made from real oak barrel heads. The Signature Barrel Head Guest Book is one of them. A lovely way to honor someone who liked wine, whiskey, and other things like that. After the memorial service, hang it up in your kitchen, wine bar, or home bar area so you can see it every day.

Build Memories: Jenga Blocks Guest Book

During the memorial service, have each person who came sign a Jenga block. Then, build a tower of memories in the name of your loved one.

Literary Memorial Service Guestbook Idea

Those who love books will love this cute idea for a guestbook. It’s a good idea to have each person who comes sign their name on a book illustration. Then, frame the print as a “library” for your friends and family.

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