“Four Basic Rules for Funerals and Processions” from Owen Funeral Homes.

Originally posted on owenfuneralhomeblog:

Four basic rules of respect for funeral services and processions.
1. When you attend a funeral, dress the best you can. It shows respect for the deceased and their family.
2. The Procession: Cars that follow behind a hearse. When all of them have high beams and flashing 4-way indicators (or flags on the hood of the car) means there is a family on the way to bury a loved one. Out of respect, slow down until the procession has passed.
3. When a procession of cars behind a hearse enters an intersection controlled by police or not, the cars in the procession have the right of way until they are all through (regardless of a changing color of the light). Do not cut in or through the procession.
4. It used to be traditional for pedestrians to stop, face the hearse and family as they go by and remove…

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Funeral planning – what are the benefits of pre-planning funeral

Originally posted on Mine Opinion 4you:

There are a lot of people who preplan their funeral. This is a very wise and practical thing to do. There are many advantages of planning ahead and some people do it because it is the ideal way to get the exact farewell that you want for yourself. Here is a look at some of the reasons why you must consider pre planning your own funeral.  

 Take all the important decisions yourself

 If you have taken all the important decisions of your life then you should also take the final decision about yourself. The amount of money that you want to spend on your funeral, the people that you want to attend the funeral, your religious beliefs, whether there will be a burial or a cremation all these are extremely important decisions related to you. You have all the right to take these decisions yourself. Letting someone else to…

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Ease the Plight of a Mourning Family by Arranging a Prepaid Funeral

Originally posted on Funerals of Compassion:

When you see your friends or acquaintances struggling with the death of a family member it can be an incredibly tough spot to be in. Of course you wish to help them through their trails, but it can be difficult to know what the best way is to achieve this.

•  Help out by Arranging a Prepaid Funeral
At times like these, there are several little tasks that can be unpleasant for the grieving family to bother with. At the top of the list is arranging the final service for the dearly departed. They will thank you in their heart of hearts for arranging it, as nothing can be more painful than picking out a coffin to bury your loved one in. What’s’ worse is having to focus on trivial matters like flowers and food at the service when you are grieving the loss of someone special.

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Solemn Funeral Services – Honour Your Departed Loved One in a Special Way

Originally posted on academyfunerals:

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Having to plan a funeral can be a daunting task for anyone. The shock of dealing with a loved one’s death is a heavy burden on a person’s shoulders, let alone having to make arrangements to break the news to family, comforting other loved ones, and coming to terms with your loss. In order to help make the process of having a funeral easy you can have us take care of the whole process for you. We are here to remove your stress so that you can focus on being there for your family and in remembering a loved one that you lost.

Where are you going to place the remains of your lost loved one? We can help provide you with a place to lay the deceased to rest. Even if their body is not going to physically be in a certain location, you can still have a placard,

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What is a Basic Cremation?

Originally posted on Funeral Services Advice:

In a day an age when everything seems to happen at warp speed it is no wonder that at some point we all hit a wall. Life is all about change and uncertainty. The one thing we can be certain of is that at some point we all face the final planning for a loved one. The question is where do you start.

Scouring the internet you will find a great deal of information available about pre-planning and traditional funeral planning. Unfortunately, little is offered to help those needing immediate planning for those seeking cremation as an option. Cremation is quickly becoming a popular option and it makes sense, it can be far cheeper and cremation offers a wealth of opportunities to memorialize you loved one.

But where you start and what do you need to know about cremation? Well the first thing you need to know is what a…

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How to Create a Memorial Invitation for your Father’s Funeral

The death of your father is one of the most difficult things that you will have to deal with in life. It is for this reason why it is often challenging to write and create memorial invitation cards to be sent to relatives and friends informing them of this very sad event. But you have to remember that you are doing this for your father so you should make the invitation as special as possible.

Funeral Memorial Template for Dad

Funeral Memorial Template for Father

Furthermore, these invitation cards will be sent to family and friends all over the world so you need to prepare the invitation as early as possible. For instance, if the funeral is in Montreal and you have relatives in London, then you should inform them as early as possible so they can plan ahead. Here are tips on how to write memorial invitation cards for your father’s funeral.

Gather All of the Important Data

You have to be precise with the details that you will include on the invitation cards so the first thing that you will do is to gather all of the important details. This would include the date and time of the funeral, the place and the name of the officiating minister.

You should also have the birth date of your father as well as the date of his death. If you plan to add his pictures on the memorial service invitations then you have to prepare the pictures ahead.

Other information that you can include are bible scriptures, poems and songs dedicated to your father. If you plan to create quad fold memorial service invitation cards, then you can use the extra space for other details, such as the viewing schedule and the schedule of the wake.

Go Online and Use a Template

Funeral Pamphlets offers many templates for memorial service invitations that you can use online so take advantage of these.  There are lots of templates for quad fold memorial invitation cards so you should not have a hard time on this. Once you found the most appropriate template, download it so you can start editing the memorial invitation wording.

Editing the Template

Editing the template is just so easy because it makes use of the Microsoft Word application which is probably very familiar to you. It is just merely a matter of changing the wordings and adding the details of your father’s funeral. It should take only a few minutes for as long as you have all the details available to you.

Before you print the quad fold memorial service invitation cards, do some final review and make any revisions if necessary. Print one invitation card first and if you think it looks great, then print as many copies as you want. When you’re done, place them in an envelope and distribute to friends and relatives all over the world.

Hopefully you have learned how to create a memorial invitation card for a father’s funeral.

Check out these related posts for more info:

Plan a Memorable Funeral with Memorial Order of Service Cards

How to Make a Funeral Memorial Program – Template

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Everything You Need to Know About Creating a Funeral Program

Creating a Funeral Program

A funeral program is an obituary program that contains the funeral order of service. It is a printed document in the form of a card or letter that is handed out to attending guests during the memorial or funeral service.

Because a lot of people would now choose to create the funeral program themselves, there are now lots of printable funeral brochures that you can find online. Funeral Pamphlets offers a pre-formatted funeral program template that you may use to create a printable funeral program card. Basically, these are pre-made funeral programs that you just need to edit and customize and then printed out on a card or a sheet of paper. Here’s what you should include on a funeral program.

Front Cover

The front cover of the program should be attractive. Remember that this is the part that the guests will first see so it should be attractively designed and should contain all the relevant information regarding the deceased.

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Traditional Single Fold Funeral Program Template at FuneralPamphlets.com

The printable funeral program templates that you will find online will require that you put the complete name of the deceased on the front cover, the date of birth and death, and underneath will be the details about the funeral service. This should include the name and address of the venue, date and time of the service, as well as who will be officiating.  It usually starts with, “In Loving Memory of”.

Order of Service

The next part is the order of service. This should not be hard if you make use of the printable funeral service templates since the template will provide the proper order for you. But usually, this is the listing of the service in order, such as the first music that will be sung and played, the readings in the Bible, as well as eulogies. On some funeral programs, the order of service will also include prayers and hymns that everyone is expected to sing during the memorial service.

Obituary

Although not necessary, some funeral programs will include a written obituary. This is basically the biography of the deceased, from the time he was born until his death. On some of the printable funeral brochures, the obituary will also include information about the school where the deceased went to, his or her achievements and hobbies. It might also include messages from close family members and friends.

Additional Elements

If you still have enough room on the program, you can choose to add the deceased person’s favorite poem or the lyrics of his or her favorite song. You can also quote a scripture from the Bible or perhaps a message dedicated to the deceased. There are also some printable funeral program templates that will include a space for a collage photo of the deceased or an album along with close friends and family members.

You might think that creating the funeral program is a difficult task. But with the help of the printable funeral service program templates, everything will be a breeze. All you need is a computer and a printer and in less than an hour, you should be able to create the funeral programs dedicated specially for your dearly departed.

If you want to know more about creating a funeral program template, check the posts below.

How to: DIY Funeral Program Templates

How to Make In Memoriam Cards

What to Write on Funeral Program Cards