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Funeral & Order of Service Printing
A5 folded notice or A5 stapled booklets.
We try make things a little bit easier for you at this time of loss.
Your design will be saved for 25 Days simply click add it to your cart
You will be able to click on it in the cart to edit it at any time, until you are happy with the design.
Or ask us for help at anytime.
Add your own logo, images, clipart and text.
Our Notices are printed on 250gsm silk and folded in half
Our booklets are printed with a 250gsm silk cover and 170gsm silk paper for the inside pages.
We have more options available on request.
How Ordering works:
At checkout upload your artwork.
If you need any assistance with artwork design or changes please contact us.
You will receive a PDF proof to sign off before any order is printed.
Production Time 3 to 4 working days from artwork sign off
Free Delivery to your door.
If you need this item sooner please contact us for pricing and delivery options.
Guide for Funeral Order of Service Design
Order of service for a funeral is a lot more than just putting together an itinerary. Work together with your friends and family choose the photos, messages and sentiments that symbolise someone close to all. Deciding together the best way to celebrated life to a larger circle of friends and acquaintances. For those who are unable to attend the ceremony, a funeral order of service is the next best thing to actually being there.
Traditionally, lots of funeral leaflets have been double-sided A4 pages folded in half. But these days, we see more families choosing A5 booklets with as many as 8, 12 or in some cases as much as 20 pages. With this extra space, you’ll be able to include all of your favourite photos to represent every aspect of the personality and life of the person being remembered and as a lasting keepsake for the mourners and relatives who can’t attend, a longer booklet gives them more photos, sentiments and memories to look back on.Choose one style and be consistent throughout and if you’re struggling with the visual side of things, we’re happy to help out with a few designs of our own.
Choose a font that’s easy to read.
Don’t be afraid to add colour
The Cover Page
Funeral booklets will have a front page that contains.
- A photo of the remembered person
- Their full legal name
- Their birth date and the date of their death
- An optional short message, quotation or sentiment – or sometimes just the location and time of the service.
It’s best to keep things simple. The photo you choose should be one that’s simple. You can group photos that capture a happy memories, but a solo photo is normally best. Don’t feel that the photo on the cover page has to be serious choose one that best fits their memory. When your friends and family pick up the booklet years later, it’s no bad thing if they see a memory that makes them smile.
The next pages are where you’ll find the schedule of the ceremony itself , telling those attending what will happen and what to expect. There’s no strict format or order to follow, but the service might include:
- A musical procession as the mourners enter and assemble.
- An introduction from your community leader or a particular speaker.
- Music, songs, hymns or poems. The specific hymns or scripture verses are usually listed for reference, and highlighted in bold.
- Readers and speakers recalling memories of the honoured person – these speakers are usually named in the order of service.
- Group prayers, hymns or music.
- Committal and blessing.
- Closing music. The music at both the beginning and the end can be named in the booklet for attendees who aren’t familiar with the selection.
Check the outline of the service with the director of the ceremony before you go to print. Depending on the venue or the place of worship, they’ll often have a particular way of running things.
Add some detail
Add some extra insights into the life of the person being celebrated. That could mean creating a collage of different snapshots from their life, or writing down a few of their favourite quotations, proverbs or scripture verses. Anything that you want people to remember when they think about the person who was close to you, just like the front cover photo it doesn’t hurt to make them smile.A timeline of the person’s life, picking out a few of the most important events and marking the dates with photos where they have them – graduation ceremonies, their wedding day, and a few milestone birthdays, for example is also an option.
It’s customary to include a photo of the person being remembered – perhaps a group photo with their family or friends, or in a photo that shows a different side of their character to the ones you’ve used earlier.List any preferred charities for donations. That could be the cause that was most important to the person being honoured, or maybe a charity that helped and cared for them during their later years.Express your thanks to those who attended the service, and to extend your warm wishes to your more distant friends and relatives who received a copy of the booklet but couldn’t attend the ceremony itself.Location of the burial and the wake or reception that’s to follow the service, so mourners know where to go and what to do next.
● Keep the overall design simple and uncluttered
● Use easy-to-read fonts at a good size
● Choose colour photos that best capture the character of the remembered person
● Give enough information for both types of reader – those who are attending, and those who can’t make it.