Memorial Candles Tribute to Loved One

Our “In Memory of a Life so Beautifully Lived” Candle is available in our store.

Take a moment each day to reflect on the gifts you received from your loved one by lighting a memorial candle.

Remember that the love, care, support and memories will always be yours. Your loved one will always be with you in your memory, spirit and heart. A simple ritual of lighting a memorial candle each day can help with healing grief.

Why not think of the memory of your loved one as a gift? While that person may no longer be able to be physically present, honoring his or her memory can prove comforting and soothing.

In Memory of a Life Well Lived – Candle Ceremony

Below is a memorial candle idea that you can use for your loved one on milestone dates. You simply need four candles and a copy of the memorial to read. One person can read the memorial while another lights the candles, or simply take turns. The candles can then be displayed in a special place in the home or at the place setting of where the person sat at the dining room table.

If you rather have a memorial candle ceremony alone, that is okay too. The act of ceremony helps with healing, especially on milestone occasions. Plus, feel free to change or add to the memorial verse to make it more meaningful.

This memorial candle ceremony can also be shared with others who are not present. For example, a family that lost their daughter sent a similar memorial poem with four candles on a pretty tray to their friends and family. The recipients could then do a memorial service in their own home when it felt right.

Memorial Verse for Your Loved One

As we light these 4 candles in honor of you,
we light one for our grief,
one for our courage,
one for our memories,
and one for our love.

This candle represents our grief.
The pain of losing you is intense.
It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.

This candle represents our courage –
to confront our sorrow, to comfort each other, to change our lives.

This candle represents your memory –
the times we laughed, the times we cried, the times we were angry with each other, the silly things you did, the caring and joy you gave us.

This candle represents the light of love.
As we enter this holiday season, (or recognize a special date)
we cherish the special place in our hearts
that will always be reserved for you.
We thank you for the gift your living brought each of us.

We love you (say your loved one’s name).