Condolence books are a special place to share precious memories, sentiment and messages of love, which can be a great reminder and celebration of life.
Papuro Torcello Condolence Books are beautifully hand crafted with a thick leather cover, containing approximately 70 sheets of buttery cream paper, in which friends and family can record their condolences for those who have passed.
To make these books even more personal, you can add a monogram, name or message with our professional embossing service.
What is a Condolence Book?
Here at The Online Pen Company we stock two different types of leather condolence books - the Papuro Torcello in black and the Papuro Torcello in dark brown.
The pages are a plain, buttery-cream, high grade italian paper, with a durable leather cover.to help bind messages for a long time to come.
A condolence book or book of condolence is a book in which people may record their condolences for someone after a death or great tragedy.
It is often said that after the death of a public figure or following a great disaster, condolence books are placed in public places for members of the general public to leave their condolences for those that have passed. Once closed, the books are then given to the relatives of the deceased or if there is no one to receive the book or the death was high profile, they are archived.
Looking through a condolence book and seeing the messages from people that knew the deceased may help grieving relatives come to terms with the reality of their loss time and time again, which is why our high quality condolence books are built to last.
After particularly notable deaths, official records of the condolences are often compiled, reprinted and offered to the public. For example, after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the Government Printing Office published a leather-bound collection of his official condolences in 1867.
Although physical condolence books are most common, the digital age has meant that digital condolence books are now placed on the Internet so people may write their thoughts on-line. These are often created after local tragedies, giving people an outlet to express their condolences to the families that have lost a loved one.