One crucial component of a memorial service is the funeral program, which contains the necessary information guests need. If you would like to customize the contents, it is not difficult to write and publish a funeral program yourself. Leeward Funeral Home offers funeral planning and mortuary services to residents of Pearl City, HI. Below, they explain how to create a funeral program that celebrates the life of your loved one and contains all the information required.
How Do You Write & Publish a Funeral Program?
What Is in a Funeral Program?
The program should have the name of the deceased as well as the dates of birth and death, and the time and location of the funeral. It should contain the names of surviving family members, as well as the names of the officiant, pallbearers, speakers, and readers. Lastly, it should have the names and authors of any poems and quotations read or songs performed.
What Other Information Can You Include?
You might want to include photos of the deceased at different ages, as well as hobbies, employment history, favorite causes, or other important biographical information. You can also mention beloved pets and lifelong friends and recount any of the deceased's favorite anecdotes. If there is a reception following the service, list the time and location.
How Do You Publish a Funeral Program?
You need a word processing software, many of which are available for both PC and Mac® computers, that lets you organize the document in bifold or trifold format. You can find free funeral program templates online to help you easily create and customize your work. Use only one or two fonts or the result will seem haphazard, and print and copy the program on high-quality equipment.
If you prefer to leave the funeral program to professionals, assemble the information you want included in the document and the staff at Leeward Funeral Home on Oahu will publish and copy it for you. You'll receive a tasteful memento of your loved one's life. Visit their website for directions, or call (808) 455-1041 to speak with a compassionate professional about planning a celebration of life.