What is a Memorial Blanket?

Giving a tangible and tactile gift can cause such a profound reaction when a person has lost someone dear. A personalized memorial blanket, in loving memory blanket, is a lasting memorial gift and keepsake to the family of a loved one who has passed. These sympathy blankets are also called tribute blankets, funeral throws, or condolence afghans, they provide comfort to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. 

While each custom memorial blanket is designed to memorialize the deceased and comfort the living, they come in a broad range of designs and personalization options. For example, there are photo blanket options that can include a memorial photo or possibly one from when the lost loved one was younger. There is something to fit every person, so every condolence gift is a thoughtful and personal one. Consider this option the next time you attend a memorial service.


Some Popular Ideas for Memorial Blankets

Bible Verses and Religious Symbols

People often take solace in their religion during times of grief and loss. Receiving a funeral blanket as a bereavement gift with a comforting Bible verse can provide a great level of solace. If you aren’t sure which verse is appropriate, a blanket with a religious symbol can also be a wonderful gift idea. Some examples of religious symbols on funeral blankets include those with crosses and angels.


Many memorial throw blankets come printed with popular poems. They might depict a message from the loved one expressing that they look forward to seeing their friends, family, or spouse again one day in the afterlife. You can also have a poem custom printed for a more personal approach to your blanket gift.


Modern technology allows for the high-quality printing of pictures onto a picture blanket. You might use several photos to create a photo collage, with each image paying tribute to various areas of the person’s life. Another option is to feature a current picture of the deceased to create a lasting memorial from the time of their passing. Some people use a pet photo or pet memorials on blankets as well. 


A funeral blanket that memorializes the loss of mothers, grandparents, or other deceased persons with the date of their death is a thoughtful gift for anyone. These blankets might be combined with features from any of the other types of memorial blankets, such as poetry or pictures, to make a beautiful design more personal. It’s an easy way to create a meaningful gift for a family member when you didn’t know the deceased that well.


Funeral Blankets for Children

Losing someone close is especially difficult for a child. A child’s funeral blanket gives them something to hold onto when they need comfort during this difficult time, and when they want to remember who they lost. Some blankets are made with childlike depictions of angels and come in children's sizes. Keep in mind that an adult-size blanket might be too large for smaller children.

Tips on Purchasing a Funeral Blanket

A rememberance gift of a fleece throw blanket, photo throw or tapestry throw provides comfort during a person's time of grief. The most important thing to keep in mind for a funeral day gift is that the choice should be a personal one. Avoid sentiments about issues that you aren’t sure of. This is especially true when it comes to designs implementing Bible verses and religious symbols. Know the person’s beliefs before turning them into a lasting memorial.

The loss of a loved one is hard for anyone. We offer some wonderful best-seller blanket options to match any decor. Your gift of a personalized funeral blanket will be cherished during this difficult time and for many years to come.

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