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Funeral Program Sample — Single Fold with Clipart

funeral program sampleThis funeral program sample is a single fold beautiful butterfly design.  This program was made from a bifold (single fold) funeral program template.  The single fold funeral program template is one of the quickest templates you can use to make a program.  This design features a beautiful pastel blue and green bokeh background, with orange zenias with butterflies perched on them.  It also has two small butterflies in the top left hand corner.

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Funeral Program Sample Outer Page

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The outer page of this funeral program sample has a light blue and green background with flowers and butterfly.  This background is perfect for a non-religious funeral or memorial ceremony.  The cover has a title written in a elegant script and also has a gold funeral program clipart frame to showcase the cover photo.  This program uses Microsoft Word WordART to give the name more of a design element.  The cover also has a birth and death date.  The left side, or back panel when folded has a poem on the back as well as an acknowledgement statement.

Funeral Program Sample Inner Page

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The inner page has an informal funeral order of service, centered down the middle of the page.  It also has interment or burial information. The right side has a photo formatted with a thick white border and shadow to give a “polaroid” effect.  A brief obituary is included underneath the photo.

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New Bottom Graduated Fold Funeral Program Templates

Bottom Graduated Fold Funeral Program Template

Bottom Graduated Fold Funeral Program Template

Bottom Fold Graduated Funeral Program Templates are a new unique funeral program layout that is now available.  Instead of folding horizontally, this template folds vertically, revealing 3 colored tabs at the bottom of the program.  This new design is has 8 panels available for information.  You can include funeral program information such as the funeral order of service, poems, scriptures, special notes, photo collages and much more.  You can also include funeral and memorial clipart to personalize and enhance your design.

These programs are perfect for a funeral, memorial, homegoing service or celebration of life.  They are available in many different designs and colors to suit your styles and taste.  The unique design and layout help give your service a special touch, and give your guests, family and friend a cherished keepsake that will help them remember their loved one for years to come.

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Clipart Enhances Funeral Programs

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Funeral Program Template with clipart added

A loving  way to personalize a funeral or memorial program is by adding relevant pieces of clipart. These graphics enhance the text and offer an intimate glimpse inside the deceased person’s life.

Because they can easily be placed on a page or template, funeral program clipart, borders, backgrounds other graphics can replace images of your loved one if none are available. Besides also helping to create an overall theme, clipart can help dress up a page and make it unique to your loved one.  There are many different categories of funeral program images that you can choose from.  Below are some kinds of funeral and memorial clipart that you can use to help make your programs, memorial bookmarks and prayer cards special.

Types of Memorial and Funeral Clipart for Programs and Keepsakes:

Funeral and Memorial Symbols

Funeral and memorial symbols can be images such as angels, doves and  butterflies just to name a few.  These symbols and images are frequently associated with memorials.  These images can help you commemorate your loved one and convey how much they will be honored and missed.

Flowers and bouquets

Flowers and bouquets are very traditional for funerals and memorials.  You can used floral clipart to accent photos and text.  You can choose flowers in your loved ones favorite color, or you can select your loved one’s favorite flower.

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Flourishes and separators

Flourishes and separators help you organize the information in your program and make the program more “readable”.  They can help group different types of information together, as well as help add “white space” so that the program doesn’t look cluttered.  The also add visual interest.

Frames and Borders

Frames and borders can help you group information together and add and extra design element.  They can also be used to frame and accentuate photos, images, portraits and photo collages.

When deciding what clipart to use, there are many strategies that you can use.  You can be consistent and use a floral or religious theme throughout your program, or you can use a variety of clipart categories to make your program unique.  When using clipart, be careful not to overdo it…these pictures and images should enhance, not distract from the overall message of the program or keepsake.   With a little time and the right clipart, you can take your memorial keepsake from ordinary to extra special.

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Funeral Program Example — Trifold Celestial Dove

 

 

 

Funeral Program Template Trifold

Funeral Program Template Trifold

 

 

 

This program was created using the trifold  Celestial Dove Funeral Program Template.  This beautiful deep blue sky with flying dove design is perfect for a religious or memorial service.  This program features an order of service, obituary, funeral poem, acknowledgment, pall bearer and flower bearer information .  Personal notes about the deceased add a special touch.  There is also collage to showcase your loved one’s family photos. There is an additional dove clipart added to this program.  The title on the cover features a large capital letter at the beginning of each word to give a more elegant look.  View the entire funeral program sample and check out our other templates at Elegant Memorials website.
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Funeral Program Template — Quick Tips

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A funeral program template is a pre-formatted document that helps you create funeral program or memorial service bulletins quickly and easily.  Here are a few quick tips for using your funeral program template

1. Download your template to an easy to find folder on your computer.
2. Make a copy of the original template, so that if you need to start from the beginning, you will have a clean copy.
3. Make sure you save your template frequently. Do not rely on Autosave features from your word processor.
4. Make sure you have all of your information ready (such as funeral poems, funeral songs lyrics, obituary, and all other information). If possible, try to get everything in electronic form so that you can just copy and paste into your template.
5. If adding pictures, it may be easier to crop or resize your images before you add them to your template.
6. Proof! Proof! Proof!
7. Print a test copy, and proof again.
8. If printing at home, make sure you have enough ink on hand.
9. If you will be taking your template to a print or copy shop, make sure you know what file format the printer needs. Some print and copy shops will only take the file in PDF form (and not Microsoft Word or Publisher format). There are many PDF converters available on the internet, and some are even free.
10. Make sure you allow time for folding.  Special folds such as trifold or graduated fold my require additional time.

Easy Funeral Program Templates

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