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They say the death of someone is not felt until the funeral planning starts. And until the planning is done, the flow of the ceremony is in shambles. This is the reason why funeral programs are gaining popularity worldwide by the minute. As the word implies, Funeral Programs are papers or booklets where the whole funeral ceremony – from interment to memorial service, is summarized.
What to put on the funeral program
Anyone wanting to attend can see in just one paper everything that’s expected to happen. The basic information are itemized:
- Full Name of the deceased (with photograph if the family desires)
- Two dates – Birth and Death
- Place where the body is to be laid for visitation
- Starting date and location of interment
- Date, time and place of funeral ceremony
- Place where body is to be laid to rest (if it’s a different place from the ceremony)
Other matters are inserted on the program most of the time as there’s usually huge space left after the basic info is in place.
- Family picture
- Poems, letters, sayings or messages from the bereaved
- Poems, letters, or artworks by the deceased during his lifetime
- Short biography
- Advance thank you message from the family to the attendee
- Colors to wear during visit and on funeral day
Why the need for a funeral program
Have you experienced wanting to go to a certain place but not knowing how? You know it exists; it’s just that, you don’t know where it is located (maybe in Pluto). How then will you know how to get there when ‘there’ is not anywhere you know as well? You have the option to ask anyone; start by knocking on your neighbor’s door but for how long, no one knows.
This is the same as knowing that someone close to you, your family or just someone close to your heart (he might not know it until his death) has died but you’re not aware of the details. Good if you know where his home. And even when already there, and you were not handed a copy of the funeral program, you’re a one big nuisance asking for the details of the service (good intentions not considered).
Creating your own funeral program looks simple and easy enough but with you grieving and all, you wouldn’t want to risk creating a messy program. Leave it to the experts. Check www.funeralprogram-site.com. Templates are available and readily downloadable.
About the Author:
Shiela Mae Parreno is a writer for the Funeral Program Site where you can find beautiful templates for funeral related printed materials. LIKE us on Facebook to gain access to a free template. Follow us visually on Pinterest.
Once you’ve completed editing your funeral program, you will need to determine where you want to get it printed.
You basically have 3 options:
1. Print it yourself on your own home printer.
2. Take it to a local printer or office supply store for printing
3. Use our professional printing services.
If you decide to print them yourself, you will want to make sure you have enough ink and paper on hold to accommodate the amount of programs you plan on printing. Enlist the help of a friend to assist you with folding and/or assembly. Make sure you also do a test print to ensure all prints the way you want it to look.
If you do not have a borderless printer and want to achieve that edge to edge printing, you will need to trim off the excess white border around the perimeter of each page. If your printer does not have a duplex or print on both sides feature, you will need to flip the paper over after each page is printed. Much will depend on your printer and what it is capable of doing so you will need to be familiar with the print and physical properties of your printer.
The important thing is to make sure you are prepared to print it yourself otherwise if you are unprepared, you will run into much frustration in the process. if you take your program to a local printer or office supply store, make sure you call them first and ask how they would like the file sent to them. Often they will accept the native Word document or PDF file and emailed or brought to them on a USB drive.
If you bring them the Word document make sure you do not use any special fonts they may not have installed on their computer. If you do, when the print shop opens your document, the fonts will be substituted and will not look like the way you intended. There is a possibility of the text boxes shifting as well. To play it safe, its best to create a PDF file after you’ve done completing your program to ensure it looks the way you want it to.
It is imperative that you ask for a printed proof before having the print shop print all your copies. You must proof it before they print everything or if there is an error, you will have to pay for the programs regardless. If you obtain a proof, you can then have a chance to make your revisions, if needed.
If you follow these guidelines, your funeral program printing experience will go more smoothly. If you decide to use our print services, we will walk you through everything and guide you through the whole process.
Inserting one of our elegant titles into our template is easy and the result is beautiful! This video will show you how to insert an elegant title into our template or for any document. We are demonstrating this for Word 2007/2010 on a Windows based computer using our Affinity funeral program template.
All the titles are provided with a transparent background so you can place it on whatever color or background image you like! No need to do anything else except insert it as we instruct. You are free to size and move the title around as you desire!
When a loved one passes away, those who are left behind suddenly feel as though they have been thrust in an unfamiliar place, trying to grope their way around in a very dark room. Indeed, losing a loved one to death is one of the hardest trials every family can ever go through. It’s very hard to prepare a funeral service and make the remains ready for the funeral visitation knowing that it would be the last thing you can ever do for your loved one.
Being that the funeral service is your final celebration of life for your loved one, you and your family should do everything to make it very special. Look for the best funeral poems which they can use for the eulogy as poetry can help a grieving heart. Also try to prepare tokens of appreciation which they can give away to those who will be sympathizing with them like funeral programs and memorial bookmarks.
These are just some of the preparations grieving families go through when arranging a memorable and special funeral service for their deceased loved ones. It does take a little planning and although funeral planning doesn’t allow you that much time, you can take some steps that will help you with a few shortcuts.
Downloading a funeral program template is a wise thing to do since you don’t have to spend time creating a program. There are a lot of free resources available on our website that can assist you in your planning. This can be especially helpful since you may not be familiar with how to go about planning a funeral.
Another helpful thing would be to enlist the help of those who offered. Even if your not the type of person to reach out and ask, I encourage you to do so during a time of loss. It will make all the difference in the world and will free you up to take care of the more important matters. Leaving the smaller items or details to a friend or family member will help to alleviate additional workload for you.
For most of us, this will be unfamiliar turf. It’s not everyday (hopefully) we have to plan a funeral or memorial. Not only do you have to get things together in such a short amount of time, providing this is a traditional burial and not a cremation, you are also going through the toughest emotions one could go through. Lean on others or your church family as much as you can for support. When you are weak, others around you who care about you can help you through these tough times.
About the Author:
Carole Galassi is the Creative Director and founder of the FuneralProgram-Site.com and has a passion for serving in the death care industry. To view the latest designs for personalizing funeral related printed materials you can create yourself, visit the online superstore.
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