The National Directory of Morticians Redbook reported that there are more than 19,000 funeral homes in the US. Aside from preparing the decedent for burial, funeral homes also handle and manage most of the funeral services, including making the funeral program. And although a basic funeral program can be the easiest option to take when making one, this should not be the only choice to take. So, if you are going to be creating the program, either because you’re the staff of the funeral homes assigned to design it, or you’re a family relative of a decedent, our sample templates will surely be of great use to you.

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FREE 11+ Printable Funeral Program Samples

1. Simple Funeral Program Template

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2. Funeral Program Invitation Card

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3. A3 Funeral Program Poster Template

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4. Sample Elegant Funeral Program Invitation

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5. Mother/Mom Funeral Program Bi-Fold Brochure

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6. Sample Funeral Program Bi-Fold Brochure

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7. Printable Funeral Program Bi-Fold Brochure

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8. Printable Funeral Program Tri-Fold Brochure

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9. Free Obituary Program Template

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10. Free Funeral Program Template

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11. Sample Funeral Program

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12. Funeral Booklet Sample

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What Is a Printable Funeral Program?

A printable funeral program is a type of document that looks like a brochure containing the details of the funeral service to be held in remembrance of the decedent. Guests and attendees of the funeral service will receive the printed program. In addition, there are some programs that state the summary and achievements of the life of the decedent, along with the names of the family members that the decedent had left. And due to it’s printer-friendly and device-compatible design, the funeral program is accessible and can be printed using any type of printer.

How to Design a Printable Funeral Program

“…highly personalized and mostly non-religious”, said Carole Cusack, a University of Sydney religious studies professor, in her The Guardians interview about how today’s funerals are not like how they used to be. Indeed, due to trends in society, more and more people have preferred to have funeral services customized based on the decedent’s life. And, the personalization is not limited to the floral arrangements and colors of the coffin, but also the funeral programs given to the guests. But, before you head on to create your program, you must keep the following tips in mind first, so you’ll be able to design one that’s not only a piece of informational material but also a loving dedication to how the deceased lived the years of his life:

1. Choose the Right Design Program

Designers of various degrees use Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office programs, HTML, and many other designing and document-creation programs. But, regardless of the design and software trends that today’s generation prefers, you still have to decide on your own what you will use since it’s you who will be designing. Aside from that, the final file format of your design will vary on the program you chose and whether you convert it to another format or not. For instance, if you want your design to be accessible with Adobe Acrobat, then you can opt to use and design a funeral program in PDF file format.

2. Focus on the Important Details

Yes, you can add flowery words and sentences into the funeral program, but make sure that it also contains all the necessary details that the guests will need. Some of the essential contents would be the funeral service and burial dates and time, names of pallbearers and the officiant, and the decedent’s date of birth and death.

3. Choose Quality Photos

Simple funeral programs can be personalized easily by just adding photos in it. But, when you do add some, make sure that it’s made of high-quality resolution so as not to have a cheaply-made program. And, aside from the decedent’s photo, you can also add the images of the surviving family and the location of the funeral service.

4. Use Frames and Mind the Margin

It might be tempting to fill the entire space of an empty canvas with designs and colors, but doing that is not wise for making a printable funeral program. Instead, make use of creative frames that you can surround on every page of the program. And when there are sentences and paragraphs, such as in the funeral obituary section, make sure that there’s space separating between the frames and the texts.

5. Consider Using Templates

Templates will help you create anything faster and easier. So, use templates if you are in a hurry, and make sure that you have the right type of template. For instance, if it’s a child or a minor who’s the subject of the funeral service, then you can use child funeral program templates to jump-start your designing process.

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How can I use SampleTemplates printable funeral program examples and templates?

Our printable funeral program examples and templates are easy to use. In fact, you just have to follow five steps: choose, download, extract, edit, and print. First, you have to choose your preferred funeral program template, then click the download button, and extract the template from the zip file. After that, you can proceed to edit the template’s designs and contents to fit your own and print it out with your choice of printer! It’s that easy!

What are some pieces of information to write or include in a printable funeral program?

All about the decedent’s background, such as his name, date of birth, date of death, funeral service information, family members, and achievements are the information to include in the program. You can also add the titles of the songs to play during the service, along with poems, the decedent’s anecdotes, and some of his favorite quotes. Additionally, if you think an obituary is necessary, then you can, too! And don’t worry if you’re using our templates, as you can incorporate and write a funeral program obituary in it with ease.

How many pages should a funeral program be?

There are no requirements for the number of pages that a funeral program should have. But, since funeral programs are like brochures and pamphlets, the most common would be two folds or bi-fold. There are also tri-fold card funeral programs that some choose so they can provide more details and inclusions in the program for the guests. The decision is all up to you.

Funeral programs should reflect the love of the surviving family to the decedent, and at the same time, it must present how the decedent would like to be remembered. And that’s why each funeral program is unique, for each documents varying lives lived. So, go ahead and start creating the funeral program that you need using our creatively designed program sample forms and templates.

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