As an added remembrance of the deceased, families will often produce funeral prayer cards to distribute to all funeral attendees. What is a prayer card? Prayer cards contain a specific type of prayer with a picture of the deceased on the front of the card, thereby having printing on both sides.
The front of the prayer card will have a background scene and the deceased photo along with their date of birth to date of death. Usually, the title may read In Loving Memory of…” or “Forever in Our Hearts.” The back of the prayer card contains a short prayer or even a short poem.
The funeral prayer cards are the size of a business card and most come laminated or families will laminate it themselves. The lamination seals the card for a long lasting token of the deceased. The size of a business card is convenient and can easily be stored in a purse or wallet.
Prayers from the book of Psalms, Catholic liturgy, or one coming from your own thoughts can be written on the back of the cards. Often its more heartfelt and personal when the prayer is written by a family member. There are resources on the web that sell pre-printed prayer cards however, often the turnaround time for printing and shipment is a bit longer than one normally has. You could pay for a rush delivery, but there is another solution that is more cost effective..
Utilizing funeral prayer card templates is a wise choice. By creating and printing your own, you do not have the time constraints of ordering and can print as many as you like without being charge a per card fee. You can also use the template again should you decide you need to. It’s a convenient way to create these cards and you can be done with customizing them in minutes!
With all the other details of planning a funeral, you will value the time and money saved by choosing a predesigned template. You also have more control over the final and finished funeral prayer card.