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Written by Matt Frazer


A funeral program is a document that outlines key points of a funeral or memorial service. New funeral software offers funeral professionals the ability to personalize the funeral program as well as other funeral stationery to meet client families’ needs and desires for a complete life celebration.


A funeral program is a very important part of a funeral or memorial service. Sometimes called a funeral order of service or a memorial service bulletin, it is the printed piece of funeral stationery that outlines the order of events during a funeral or memorial service. It also serves to summarize the life of a loved one who has passed away.


The family of the deceased usually provides the information for the funeral program to their funeral professional. Often families wish for the funeral program to be highly personalized and those that attend a funeral will hold on to the funeral stationery as a keepsake.


Included in a funeral program are usually items such as the entrance funeral song or hymn, an opening prayer, some readings, additional funeral music, and more prayers. Additionally, each customized funeral program can provide other personal details such as poetry or verses of significance, a biography of the deceased, names of surviving family members, and an obituary of the deceased. Some families even include a thank-you to their guests for having attended the service.


Funeral programs can be further customized with a professionally-designed theme and printed using the latest funeral software. Funeral stationery has been changed forever with this robust funeral technology. Now funeral professionals can add personal photos and a theme the funeral programs to be coordinated with other funeral stationery to best represent the deceased’s life.


A vast amount of theme options make creating a unique and personal funeral program easy. Using this new funeral software, funeral professionals have the ability to offer a client family more than 500 different backgrounds for their funeral program and funeral stationery. These themes represent almost every interest, hobby, occupation, and religious background. The full-color, professional quality of these funeral programs are a far cry from the pre-printed funeral stationery of yesteryear.


A funeral program should be detailed and share the unique personality traits of families’ loved ones. Having generic stationery and funeral programs in this day and age is unacceptable. Pre-printed funeral stationery definitely cannot offer the options and reflect the individual’s unique qualities. Thankfully funeral software and funeral stationery are progressing along with client families’ needs and wishes.


To start personalizing your funeral stationery, download our all-in-one personalization tool, Tribute Center, today!