Some prefer putting genealogy on death memorial pamphlets. But these family trees are often just a few levels deep and only include some of the close relatives since a full-sized family tree wouldn’t fit into a small funeral card. Though the family tree is not really complete and is just a few levels deep, it is also ideal to put a genealogy on the funeral keepsake template that you are making so that you can include a bit of the history of your family.
Putting a Family Tree on a Memorial Card
Hiring a professional in digging into your family history will be a nice idea. This will enable you to create a more accurate genealogy even though you are only including only a few levels of the family tree on the pamphlets.
Here are some tips on how you can put a small family tree on a memorial card that you are making for your deceased loved one’s death memorial pamphlets:
- Consider the Size of the Pamphlet
One of the first things that you need to consider when making a family tree for a memorial card is the size of the card itself. This will enable you to determine how deep the family tree should be. If you have enough space, you can create a deeper family tree. But if you can only put it in a small space, you can include some of the close relatives, especially the surviving ones.
- Size of the Family Tree
After determining the size of the printable death memorial pamphlets that you are creating, you can now determine the size of the family tree that you will put in it. It would be ideal to make the tree as simple as possible. Make the font of the names of the family members easy to read and not too elaborate so that anyone can read it even if the fonts are a bit small.
- Design of the Tree
Some people put tree images on the editable funeral keepsake cards that they are making while some just make a diagram showing the relations and generations in the family. It is up to you what type of family tree you are going for. Just make sure that the names of your family members will still be visible and legible when printed out.
- Have a Test Print
Making a test print after creating the family tree will ensure that the whole batch of the death memorial pamphlets are legible and will not look too elaborate for the eyes. This will also help you determine whether the colors that you used will be compatible with the overall color scheme of the funeral keepsake template.
Creating and putting a family tree on a memorial card is a nice idea to let distant relatives and friends know the relation of the deceased to every family member that is attending the funeral or memorial service. It will prevent confusion particularly to distant relatives who are not quite familiar with the deceased or the other relatives that have attended the services.