- Full name
- Place and date of birth
- Names of surviving parents, spouse, siblings, children and grandchildren
- Funeral arrangements (time, date, place), as well as the name of the funeral home or mortuary handling the arrangements
- Optional pieces of information you can include in an obituary are:
- Cause of death
- Military service
- Degree and name of college/high school, etc.
- Wedding date
- Employment history
Following an obituary template to write up your loved one’s death announcement is the best way to ensure you include everything you need for a complete and thoughtful listing.
- Place of residence
- Place and date of birth
- Names of high school and/or college
- Spouses name (if applicable)
- Survivors’ names
- Optional biographical information (employment, honors, accomplishments, etc.)
- Time, date and place of funeral or memorial.
Most obituary templates are free to use; however, check with your local newspaper to see whether there are any costs associated with placing the announcement.
This is an example of an obituary program made from a graduated fold obituary template. This beautiful floral design features pink and pastel roses with a pink tab on the right hand side that displays the name of your loved one. It prints on standard letter sized (8 1/2″x 11) paper, and then has an offset fold that reveals a colored tab on the right hand side. This funeral program is perfect for funerals, memorials or celebration of life ceremonies, and can feature all kinds of information including an order of service, an obituary, poem, scriptures, song and hymn lyrics and acknowledgment.
Obituary Template Outer Cover
This program has an oval autoshape which displays the photo, instead of the traditional square box. The oval autoshape has a thin pink line around it. The first letter of the program title is capitalized, giving it a polished and elegant look. The cover also lists the full name and birth and death date, as well as service information. The back cover features a poem and an acknowledgement (also called “Thank You” )message to friends and family thanking them for attending and for any special gifts or gestures.
Obituary Template Inner Page
The inside page features a an informal funeral order of service which shows what events will take place during the service, as well as the name of the speakers and singers. The right hand side shows a short obituary which tells the life accomplishments and family of the person being remembered.
Obituary Templates can be used to help you create an obituary program to hand out at your funeral or memorial service. These programs are often kept by friends and family as cherished keepsakes. Creating an obituary program can be easy if you use an obituary template. These templates are available online, and can be downloaded immediately. They are available in a variety of styles and designs, and in many different paper sizes and layouts.
Choosing A Template
When choosing a template, make sure you have the appropriate software for editing the template. Templates come in a variety of software applications including Microsoft Word, Publisher and Adobe InDesign. You will also have to select an appropriate paper size and layout. You should also purchase your template from a site that provides some form of customer service.
What to include in your Program
Once you have selected your template, you should gather the information that you would like to include. Information commonly included are an order of service, an obituary, funeral poems, scriptures and photos. Photo collages are often include, and add a very personalized touch to your program. You can see the article “What to include in a Program” for more information
Printing your program
Once you have completed your program, make sure you have enough ink or toner on hand to print your programs. You can also take your finished program to a copy shop to have them printed. You can print your program on heavier paper or cardstock to prevent colors from showing through, and to give your program more professional look.
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