I like to use pre-made white cardstock cards from Michaels, and decorate the fronts of them as well as adding a little coordinating embellishment on the back of the envelope. The card with the bird on it is for a man who lost his brother recently, so I tried to add a bit of masculinity with some burlap layered under the bird. Using decorative scissors in the antique pattern made the hymn page look torn on both sides.
Handmade cards are always a gift. And hymns comfort our souls. When put together, I hope it brings comfort and love to our friends who have said an earthly goodbye to their loved ones.