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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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Adding Photos to a Funeral Program

Adding pictures to a loved one’s funeral program adds life to the deceased person’s memory. However, while we all know how important Funeral Program Photosit is to use an image, it’s even more imperative to make sure that image truly represents the person who died. Keep these tips in mind when adding a photo to a memorial program:
  • Make sure the images you choose is the person who died; some family members resemble others, so it’s always best to double check.
  • Select images that compliment his or her features, preferably ones in which the person is smiling or grinning.
  • Don’t use main images that are so outdated that your loved one is unrecognizable. Baby and childhood pictures are typically added on the inside of the program.
  • Make sure the images are clear enough to enlarge and reproduce.
Once you choose your images, you can then plan how they will be showcased in your program.  You can add photos to the cover, and also make a funeral program to showcase your loved ones family and friends.  For more information see our articles on funeral program collage and funeral program pictures.
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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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Large Funeral Program Booklets

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Elegant Memorials is excited to announce their large funeral booklet template layout. This layout is a tabloid sheet, which is 11″ X 17″ which gives a finished booklet size of 8 1/2″ x 11″. This layout can have as many pages as you need to accommodate all information that you will include. The template folds in half, and can be secured with staples to hold it in place. This layout requires a large format printer, that can print on tabloid-sized paper.

Just like our other funeral program template layouts, the our large booklet template can contain a cover photo, the funeral order of service, scriptures, funeral and memorial poems, funeral song lyrics and much more. Since this is a large template, there is plenty of room for a variety of photos, photo collages and information, allowing you to be as creative as you. Consider using a large funeral booklet for your funeral program and create a special and lasting memory of your loved one.

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Funeral Program Samples

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If you have to create a funeral program or memorial service program, it may be hard to know where to begin.  One of the easiest ways to get started is to look at programs that have already been created.  Many friends and family members keep funeral programs as keepsakes, and may have a few programs that you can look at.  You can also use the Internet to find funeral program samples.  Simply go to your favorite search engine and type “funeral programs” or “funeral program samples” .  It also helps to just search for images only.

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Looking at examples will not only give you ideas about design and layout, but will also help you determine what information you would like to include in your programs.  Funeral programs can be a short one page document that just contains brief information about the service and the deceased.  You can also choose to make your program several pages long, including information such as funeral poems, bible scriptures, a detailed order of service, obituary and details of the person’s life and photos of family and friends.  It all just depends on your preference.  You can also find funeral program templates on the internet, save lots of time with design and layout of your program.

Taking the time to look at examples will help you create a beautiful program that not only serves as a program, but will be a cherished keepsake for years to come.

Finding Funeral Poems

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Funeral or memorial services are always nicer when you take  time find perfect funeral poems.  If you are planning a service and need to select a funeral poem, don’t be discouraged.  There are many ways to select the perfect funeral poem for your service and for you funeral programs.

One way to choose a poem is to consider the deceased person’s favorite poems and authors.  Think about whether the person who has died had a special book of poetry, readings or quotes that he or she liked.  If so, choose a few poems from those works.  If you can’t locate a book, try and think of any poets or authors your loved one may have mentioned.

If you can’t think of poems that you loved ones may have liked, then check the Internet.  There are large libraries of poems available.  For example, if you are planning a funeral for your mother, you can search for “funeral poems for mother” to find the perfect poem.  Be sure, however, to give proper credit to the author, if necessary.

Another way to find an appropriate poem is to search the internet for poetry by keywords that reflect his or her life.  For instance, if the person who has died loved gardening, then search on the phrase “poems about gardening” or “poems for nature lovers”.  You can also search on personality traits such as “honor poems” and “kindness poems” to find that special written piece.

Once you have located your poems, incorporate it into printed funeral and memorial materials such as funeral programs, bookmarks or even thank you cards.  There are funeral program templates that make this an easy task.

Poetry can help uplift your spirits and ease grief.  Take the time to find the perfect poems to make your service special.

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Funeral Program Titles

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The funeral program title is usually on the cover of the funeral program, and describes how you choose to honor your loved one.   The title also reflects the tone or style of the funeral service. Funeral programs are documents that are given out at a funeral or memorial service that can contain the order of service or list of events, an obituary, funeral poems, funeral songs, photos and other personalized information.  Funeral programs are often kept as keepsakes.   There are many different titles that can be used for funeral programs.  If using a funeral program template to create your funeral program, make sure you can customize your title to fit you needs.  Listed below are some common funeral program titles that are appropriate for funeral, memorial or cremation services that are religious, secular or contemporary.

Life Celebration
In Loving Memory
In Remembrance
Honoring the Life
Remembering the Life
Celebrating the Life
Homegoing Service
Celebrating Her/His Spirit

These titles or captions can also be used in other places throughout your funeral or memorial booklet.  You can use them as captions on funeral program collages or scrapbook pages, as well as memorial slideshows.  Click here to see more titles and captions.

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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.

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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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Funeral Programs — Save Your Work!

A very common problems when using funeral program templates to create funeral programs and memorial service bulletins are  lost changes.   Customers may be under a tremendous amount of stress when they order a funeral program template.  They are grieving, and there are lots of tasks to accomplish during this difficult time.  Many users will download the template, open it, and get started creating there  funeral program.  Then, of course, they get interupted.   A phone call,  an email or text, or they will step away from the computer to take care of something.  When they return to the computer, they can’t find their last batch of edits.

To help avoid losing your edits, after downloading your funeral program template, follow these tips to ensure you don’t lose your hard work:

1.  When downloading your template, pay attention to where you are downloading your files.  The location of downloaded files may vary on different computers.   If possible, change the download location to your desktop, or to location where most of your commonly used files reside.

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2.  Once you have saved your templates, open the file immediately.  Use the “Save As” function to make a copy of your template.  This will ensure that you have a clean copy of your template, if you need it.   Give your template a descriptive name.  This will make it easier to locate.

3.  Make a few changes to your template, save and close it.  Re-open the template to ensure that your changes are maintained.  This will also ensure that you have a fully functional software.

4.  When working on your program, save every few minutes, especially if you are making a lot of edits.  Don’t rely on autosave features.

Funeral program templates can save valuable time and help you create a memorable funeral program keepsake.  Following these tips can help you experience go smoothly.

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