A funeral announcement can be as lengthy or as short as you'd like. Depending on the publication or the media in which your sending will determine the amount of wording you may want to write. There are many different ways to send a funeral announcement.
There is the traditional funeral announcement that is you write for newspaper obituary publication. This announcement takes the form of an short obituary and usually contains where the funeral services will be held at the end of the announcement. Writing an announcement for the newspaper is often the way to get the death announced on a broader level, especially if the deceased was known within the community.
You can also send a letter or card to announce the death of your loved one. If you are unable to do this, perhaps a friend or family member can be enlisted to help. The funeral announcement wording can be a few sentences or a paragraph which is then sent to family, friends, and acquaintances. Check out our funeral thank you card templates that can easily be converted into a funeral announcement, if desired. Just change the wording on the front cover or remove it altogether.
With the internet growing in technology, ecards are increasing in popularity. You can also send an announcement via email. This can be a great time and money saver.
Here is an example of funeral announcement wording that you may want to incorporate into yours:
"Susan Jackson is sad to report the death of her husband John Jackson, who died on July 26, 2008 in a tragic automobile accident. He was 50 years old and worked for the California Department of Housing Unit. A keen inspector, he was deeply involved with the local protection of housing act and green living. He will be deeply missed by friends and family.John’s funeral service will be held on July 30, 2008 at 4.00 p.m. Shadelands, Walnut Creek".