A funeral program is a nice asset to create after a loved one passes away. It shares important information about your loved one and can include basic funeral service information. Funeral programs are also a great way to share memories and life details about your loved one with those who matter most.
Why create a funeral program?
When someone passes away, there are many things you may wish to share about them, including what made them special, who they loved, and what they enjoyed. In addition, you may want to acknowledge those people who helped to make your loved one’s last days better, either with care or with love. You may want to offer something tangible that those who attend the funeral can take with them when they leave. Funeral programs can accomplish all of these things.
What to include in a funeral program
Here is list of ideas you might want to consider for a funeral program:
- A picture of your loved one: This picture can be on the front page of your funeral program.
- Basic Details: Include the loved one’s name, date of birth, date of death, funeral location, and perhaps the officiant. These are basic details to include in the program, either on the front or back.
- Obituary: You can print your loved one’s obituary in the inside of the program.
- Schedule of Events: You can list out who is speaking and when. You can also note if a special prayer or reading will be shared during the service.
- A poem or psalm: You may include a writing that reminds of you of your loved one.
- Acknowledgements: Your family may want to thank individuals who helped care for your loved one during the end of their life.
- Donation information: If you wish for others to make donation in memory of your loved one, you can make a suggestion for an appropriate charity.
- Visitation information: If you are having any kind of visitation, public gathering, or shiva after the funeral and burial, you can include time, location, and other details as well.