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How to Write and Personalise a Funeral Order of Service?

How to Write and Personalise a Funeral Order of Service?

Firstly, if you’re reading this you might have had someone close to you pass away our deepest condolences are with you and your family.

What is a Personalised Funeral Order of service?
A personalised card is just like any other card like a Birthday. Anniversary and many others. But an order of service is for when a family member passes away and you want it to be special and unique. Creating the perfect send off to them. 

Events that Take Place in the Order of Service…

  • Usually as you walk in Entrance music sets the mood, this can be either music playing in the background or live composers.
  • A Lead speaker like a family member or minister.
  • Usually, people tend to read poems and cards with the poems of choice so everyone can sing along.
  • Also, a group prayer tends to bring the family closer in this hard time.
  • Lastly, closing music and people say their final goodbyes to the body.

Inside the Order of Service Booklet

  1. Entrance Music
  2. Introduction to the Ceremony 
  3. Prayer or Verse
  4. Reading by the Lead speaker
  5. Appreciation & Remembrance of their life
  6. Eulogy
  7. Prayer or Verse
  8. Last goodbyes 
  9. Everyone starts to leave
  10. Exist music starts playing 

When designing a Funeral order of service card, it’s best to include personal touches like a variety of imagery. Such as a collage or affectionate moments/memories you have had with them. Also, adding their accomplishments to signify their life. When designing a card, it’s best to choose a good font by sticking to one colour, size 10 – 11 font size is readable anything below won’t work. Lastly, saying quotes that they liked, for example their favourite actors’ quotes, preferred songs from musicians and favourite poets. 

The Front Cover

Will always consist of a photo to remember them, alongside their date of birth and date they passed away, also a short sentimental message. Lastly where their order of service will take place and what time to attend. Common funeral stationery cards follow the same theme from Subtle colours that don’t draw a lot of attention, a popular choice is if they’re fans of a sport to go with their team’s colourway. Often people tend to add flowers, doves, or religious symbols to symbolise being at peace. Finally, the new approach to funeral stationery cards are colours with an eye-catching theme.

What to Include in a Personalised Funeral Card?

  1. Full Name + you could include Nickname if they had one
  2. Main photo
  3. Date of funeral 
  4. Date of Birth and Date
  5. Time and Location 
  6. The back of the card says Thank you for attending
  7. The funeral company you used

The Back Cover

The back cover will use a photo as well by themselves or a group picture with friends or family and how much you appreciate everyone for coming and their support and kindness during this time. 

Funeral Song Recommendations to Play

  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman
  • My Way – Frank Sinatra 
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • You Raise Me Up – Westlife
  • We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry
  • You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson 
  • See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth

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