The Funeral Program Sample Inner pages showcase examples of funeral program language that include full-length obituaries or life sketches, along with an example Christian funeral service order of service. Here is a simple example funeral program (sometimes called a funeral bulletin or funeral obituary program) that is a printed brochure that may include the cover photograph, the order of service, photo collage, information about the funeral or memorial service, obituary, poems, and acknowledgments, as well as the pallbearer information. Not only does the funeral service program outline what is going to take place at a funeral or memorial service, but a funeral service program can pay tribute to your loved one and help attendees and mourners fondly remember them. Once you collect the personal information, photos of your loved one, and an Order of Service from your celebrant, you can start writing your memorial service program.
After you include personal information about the person who died, add any required details for the funeral service. This way, you will be able to inform the funeral home or the church of the dead person, details of the deceased person’s life, and his love. If the family is creating the funeral services schedule, they need to be aware of the person’s life, be given access to photos and an obituary, and be able to reach out to where the funeral service is being held.
The family may mail these programs to those who were not able to attend the funeral. Cremation service programs may come in the form of traditional letter-size, one-fold, legal-size, one-fold, memorial cards, graduation-style funeral programs, or even simple prayer cards.
Funeral Program Templates
Here are just some ideas that will help as you build your own unforgettable program for your funeral or memorial. Whether it is put together by family members or by your funeral director, a well-written funeral service program can help to make the customs more meaningful to all who attend. While it is one of the easiest steps to take, writing a funeral service program often gets overlooked, especially when your family is going through an emotionally difficult time.
A simple word-processing program is all that is needed to help you build out the layout of your printed funeral program, but you can also go one step further and use downloadable apps or funeral program templates. For a four-page funeral service program, for instance, you could print out a front-and-back layout of your design onto one normal-sized (8 1/2 x 11) landscape page and fold it in half. Instead of providing only a basic outline of the service, you could include a larger photograph of the deceased, the complete obituary, excerpted content, etc.
This sample funeral brochure cover shows the cover photo, and has a full name, birth date, and death date, along with the service details. The funeral details include the names of the deceased, remaining family members, birth and death dates, the priest or pastor who is conducting services, and other events on the schedule.