Memorial funeral programs are a great way to highlight your loved one’s life during the memorial or funeral service. It is the one token at the service that is distributed in celebration of the life the deceased had lived. It is an important detail that a memorial service should not go without.
Items that are included in memorial funeral programs are the order of service, photos of the deceased, obituary, funeral poems, scriptural verses, funeral readings, and hymn lyrics. The order of service is noted within a memorial funeral program to help attendees know the order of events that will happen during the service. This is particularly helpful in a religious service where attendees are not familiar with hymns, readings, or the flow of how the service may be.
The memorial program is also a great way to display past and present photographs of the deceased throughout their life. It can be arranged in a collage type format or embedded throughout the entire program. Some people have included photos from early in the life of the deceased to the later years. Including photos in the program is a good idea, especially if you do not have a memory table display setup. If photos are displayed in the funeral program, attendees are able to keep the program for many years to come whereas, photos displayed on a memory table are not able to be brought home with an attendee.
You may also find some people include an obituary within a funeral program. Although obituaries are announced within a local newspaper, they do have word limitations. Having an obituary included within the program offers a more detailed presentation of your loved one’s life without the worry of space constraints.
Funeral hymns, poems and scriptural verses can also be found within funeral programs. Often verses and hymns or song lyrics are included verbatim in the program. Hymn lyrics can contain some powerful words that can be encouraging so noting them down in the memorial funeral program is helpful not only to those who don’t know the lyrics, but also serves as an encouraging word to those that do.
You can have the freedom to include whatever you’d like within the memorial program you create. With all the details and planning that goes into a funeral service, you don’t need to create a program from scratch. There are great resources on the web that create memorial program templates ready to print. Usually in these types of templates, the creativity is done for you and all you need to do is enter your text and accompanying photos.
Purchasing a memorial funeral program is cost effective and can save you time. You may want to consider creating a program in this fashion to help ease the preparations of funeral planning.