How to Write a Heart-Warming Eulogy


Eulogy is a speech given at the funeral or memorial service in memory of the deceased. It’s not necessary for
you to be a great orator or writer to deliver a meaningful and heartfelt eulogy as a tribute to the deceased.
The best eulogies are short, simple and specific. Just follow this guide by Eastern Memorials to write a thoughtful eulogy:


Set the Tone
First step is to determine the right tone for your speech. How lighthearted or serious you want the eulogy to be?
A perfect eulogy doesn’t need to be uniformly sober, just written from the heart.
While some eulogy writers adopt a sober tone, others prefer to add a pinch of humor. Immersed carefully,
humor can convey the personality of the deceased and shed light on some of their qualities.
You can also let the reason of death set the tone for the eulogy. For instance, if you are delivering a eulogy for
a teenager who met an untimely death, it would be more appropriate to adopt a serious tone than
it would if you were delivering a eulogy about a grandparent who happily lived to celebrate their
eightieth birthday.
Share a Memory
We can go on and on when talking about our loved one’s many outstanding qualities. If you can,
though, try to narrow your focus and narrate only one or two things to make your eulogy more memorable.
Whether it’s generosity, kindness or enthusiasm – when you decide the quality to focus on,
think of a story from the person’s life that exemplifies that quality. It could either be a big event
such as a life-changing point, or some small moment. You can even include a funny story.
A slight comic relief is welcomed at times like these.
Keep Track of Time
An average eulogy is about three to five minutes long. That time frame should be sufficient for you to
deliver a memorable speech for the deceased. You don’t want to take too long to narrate excess details that
weigh your story down. Always remember that less is more. Need more advice on how to sum up your thoughts for the loved one? Help is available at Eastern Memorials.
Use Examples For describing the Deceased
Do not recite the deceased’s qualities in a list. Try to mention a certain attribute and then compile a
story around it. These stories bring that person to life. Contact as many people as you can for
getting the inside memories and impressions about the deceased individual. Write down memories in a
form of list and then pick up a specific theme through different examples in the form a story.

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