6 Incredible Tips to Writing a Good Funeral Tribute

Writing tributes to loved ones who have passed on is a long time tradition.
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Delivering a tribute for a loved one is a heartwarming way to participate in a celebration of their life. 

Your tribute is a perfect way to revisit beautiful memories and share just how much your loved one impacted your life. While giving a tribute is an honor, it can also seem like a daunting task to take on. Fortunately, by following a few tips, you can write a tribute that will celebrate and honor your loved one in the way that they deserve. 

If you need help writing a good funeral tribute, this short and simple guide is for you.

1. Start With a Plan

Before you start writing your tribute to the deceased, make a plan. Are you going to share significant scriptures and Bible verses or will you tell funny stories and make everyone laugh? Ideally, the theme of your tribute should fit the personality of the deceased.

2. Stick to a Conversational Tone

When you are preparing your funeral tributes words keep your tone conversational. Write as if you are talking to a family member or a friend. Not only will a conversational tone keep your tribute engaging, but it will also help banish your nerves while you are delivering your tribute.

3. Be Brief

In a traditional funeral service, several people may deliver a tribute to the deceased. For this reason, keep your comments brief and straight to the point. This way, everyone will be able to deliver a tribute without causing a long, and tiring service.

4. Think of the Audience

Funerals and death tributes are for the living. While everyone comes together to celebrate the life of the deceased, the service is a time for the living to get closure and remember by putting their loved one to rest. Think of the audience when writing your tribute. Avoid saying things that may offend or hurt anyone in attendance. 

5. Tell a Story

Telling a story is one of the best ways to share your happiest memories with your loved one. The story you tell can fit into a specific theme or be something special you would like to share. Tell a story other people may not know, a story about something incredible about the deceased.

6. End on a Positive Note

Always end on a positive note. While funerals do have an element of sadness, they are also a time to remember a person who positively affected your life. End on a positive note for a true celebration of the deceased’s life.

Follow These Tips to Write a Heartfelt and Moving Funeral Tribute

Writing a good funeral tribute doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By thinking of the audience, you can properly plan out what you want to say to honor your loved one. You cannot go wrong with telling a story and highlighting the happy times you spent with the deceased. Keep a conversational tone and your tribute brief for maximum impact and always end on a positive note.

By following these tips you can write a moving tribute to celebrate a beautiful life.

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