Monthly Archives: October 2014

Are Remembrance Cards for Funerals Necessary?

The time right after a loved one’s death is a truly devastating period. Taking the time to create remembrance cards for funerals might seem like an unnecessary burden during this very difficult time. But do you know that creating these cards might somehow relieve you of the sadness that you feel? Also, these cards will serve as your remembrance of your dearly departed and you can distribute this to friends and relatives from London and Toronto or to other relatives all over the world who cannot attend the funeral. That way, they would also have a keepsake that will remind them of the happy memories they once shared with your loved one. Creating the remembrance cards for funerals is not really a challenge for there are several templates that you can use for this.

Use a Template Online

You can certainly save a lot of time if you make use of the memorial templates found online. The templates are available in a variety of sizes, styles, layouts and themes so you are free to choose whatever you want.

The printable remembrance card template also varies in pricing and there are even those that are being given for free. If you do not want to make use of the template, then you can choose to lay out the template yourself but this will take up a lot of time. Make sure that you choose the printable remembrance card template that can be edited using a software application that you are familiar with such as the Microsoft Word.

Compose the Message for the Card

After you have chosen a template for the remembrance card, compose the message that you want to be included in it. You have to gather all of the necessary details such as the date and location of the funeral service and other details. Oftentimes, the funeral remembrance cards should have the following:

  • A photo of the deceased
  • Obituary
  • Date and location of the funeral service
  • Name of the surviving family members
  • Additional family photos or collage with close friends and relatives
  • Thank you note from the surviving family members
  • Quotation or bible passage

Once you have all the information ready, open the template in the Microsoft Word application and start editing. Simply copy and paste the details above and make sure that you save your work from time to time.

Prepare the Paper and the Envelopes

Right after you are done editing the template, the next step is to print the printable funeral remembrance cards template. But of course, you need to have a paper to print the cards. So visit your nearest supplies store and look for a card or a specialized paper that is of premium quality. A glossy photo paper is also recommended for the remembrance cards. Once you have the paper ready, it’s time to print the remembrance cards. Print as many copies as you want and make sure that you have enough copies to distribute to those who will attend the funeral, including those who cannot attend.