Custom Funeral Program Templates


Funeral programs highlight the key points of the funeral service, summarize the life achievements & capture the essence of your love one lost. It is the first piece distributed to family & guests as they arrive. Something they hold on to and cherish from the moment they walk in to the chapel – it is a celebration of your loved ones life and an important detail that no memorial service should be without.

The funeral program is also a great way to share your favorite past and present photos of grandma. They can be arranged in a Collage type format or strategically placed throughout the entire program. Color and black & white photographs remind guests and family of the life grandma lived, the person she was, her smile, her grace… often, when designed beautifully, guests keep the program for years to come, and the memory of grandma lives on.


Employing the use of a funeral program template is a great approach to creating professional quality funeral bulletins. Here are some tips we’ve summarized when using any template for the memorial or funeral service.

Download your template to a familiar place on your hard drive such as the desktop for fast and easy location. Always copy the original template first before editing so you’ll leave the original intact. Remember to save your template frequently and rename it if you have to. Also, have all your pertinent information ready that you will want to include.

Scan photos and type up related text so you can just copy it straight into your template. If you will be incorporating photos, crop them after scanning before you add them to your template to remove excess space. Always ask the printers for a proof to review and give you enough time for assembly or putting it all together.


The order of service helps guests follow the order of events happening during the service. Often, hymns & scriptures are included so guests can sing or follow along. I have found that including scriptures & lyrics to hymns helps family & guests participate in the service allowing everything to flow along smoothly.


The internet is a wonderful way to purchase funeral programs online since it’s just a matter of downloading the file immediately after purchase. Look for a site that offers a variety of styles and designs and also offers the funeral programs as a template and printed. Some websites only offer one or the other but we’ve noted a website below that offers both. This way you can decide which is the best option for you based on your timeframe and funeral planning time.


Creating custom funeral program can be a rewarding experience. A custom cover is one that shows the deceased photo embedded on top of a heavenly or serene background. The back design of the deceased photo can be anything depicting serenity, peace, comfort, hope, or spiritual.

Often, families will find a special photo of their loved one and then have the background removed and superimposed onto a new background. There could be multiple photos for the custom cover of the funeral program and done in a collage like format and layout. Or there could just be one large one. This of course, will all depend on the size of the program.

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