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Funeral Announcements

Funeral announcements informs the public of a person’s death.  It also give details about the funeral or memorial arrangements.  Announcements can be done tastefully when given a little thought. By sharing the news of your loved one’s death, you allow others to share in your grief and make their own arrangements to attend any services. Here are some guidelines to assist you in writing  funeral announcements:

1.  Publish your announcement in the local newspaper.  (See Newspaper Obituaries)

2.  Keep Funeral announcements brief (unlike an obituary).  It should contains basic information such as name, death date and funeral and memorial details.

3.  Include brief and specific information about the service, such as if the service is private or where to send donations.

4.  Funeral announcements can be sent even if there is no service planned.

For more detailed information, see articles on funeral announcements, how to write an obituary and funeral order of service.

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Photos in Funeral Services

Photos can help make your funeral or memorial service special and unique.  Photos help focus the attention on the deceased, and help grieving family members and friends reflect on the fond memories of their loved one.  There are many ways that photos can be incorporated into your service.  Here are a few suggestions for using photos in funeral memorial services.

1.  Display a large photo in a prominent place during the ceremony.
2.  Display a photo collage.  Photos can be mounted on poster board and displayed on an easel.
3.  Video slide shows can be made from assembling electronic photos and using slide show software to compile a video collage.
4.  Set up a photo display table that has photo albums, and framed pictures from different times in his or her life.  Attendees can be encouraged to bring photos to display.
5.  Funeral programs or memorial folders which include special memorial poems, song lyrics, special notes and photo collages.
6.  Prayer Cards, bookmarks or customized plantable cards to give as keepsakes.

Using  photos can make your service unique and special, and can help grieving friends and family members cherish memories for years to come.

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Funeral Songs

Funeral songs can be a very important part of a funeral or memorial service.  Selecting the rightfuneral songs can help comfort grieving family members and friends,  Music can help mourners express emotions during this difficult time. Funeral music can come from a wide variety of genres, including religious, classical, jazz, pop, soul, country and rock and roll.  You can choose songs from the deceased favorite artists, or you can choose songs based on their lyrics or the memories that they invoke about your loved one.

Music can be used beforehand while guests are finding their seats, throughout the service and at the end of the ceremony.  Song lyrics can be printed in funeral programs and memorial service bulletins, so guests can sing along.

The Internet has many websites and resources that list good songs for funerals, and well as sites that will allow you to listen to the songs, and purchase them.  Finding the perfect music for your funeral or memorials services can help you create a very personal and memorable funeral or memorial experience.

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