Try a Free Funeral Program Template to help with Preparations
Planning a Funeral, especially if you are the only one making the arrangements is a very difficult time. You can use these free funeral program template resources to help with this process. Below are some free funeral program templates to consider as you make plans. A Funeral Program Template, even if you do not print them for use at a service, can aid you in what to write on the actual program. These Free Templates can be used as a sample funeral program to aid you in what you would like to include in your program.
There is also a list of writing tips to prepare you for what you may want to write.
Before you begin though, do your best to reflect on that persons life in a positive sense. I know it is hard to do anything but feel sorrow for what has taken place right now. But most people who have passed or may be facing this want to be remembered as what was important to them, and those around them.
When my brother passed way too soon in April 2010, his wishes were to have direct cremation and no service. Seemed pretty cold to me but we observed everything except we held a private memorial service with our close friends and family. At that service we printed our own program with a free funeral program template and printed them on a home computer.
At our service we talked about the happy times in his and our lives, and what he was like and loved.
I used what I put in the funeral program to inspire me somewhat as what to say We came away from the sevice feeling better about his life and how he made our lives better, which I thought was the whole point of the service anyway.
The link I put here was an article about planning a funeral and links to the free templates. Some of them give free examples, and some have offers to buy a better program if you like. Use your own judgement on if you want to buy something from them. Below the link is some writing tips and ideas on how to use your free funeral program templates.
Free Funeral Program Template
If you are going to print your own programs from the template then you can use Microsoft word, or a simple text editor like notepad to place the text. You can also use the insert funtion of word to place a picture or a landscape from your own photos. The insert function allows you to browse your my pictures folder in your computer to place the image. Also, almost any computer today has a photo editor where you can crop resize, etc to produce the image to your liking. If you do not have an editor, another great free service called picnic does everything you want to edit an image for free.
Follow a typical obituary as your guideline for the information you place in the free funeral program template. Name, dates, funeral service location and time, and perhaps a picture or landscape on the front.
Inside place the obituary information, life memories, and a funeral message with a personal message or scripture.
Any acknowledges or special thanks on the back.
I hope the sample funeral program will be usefull to you.