Kwik Kopy offers design and printing services for funeral booklets and Order of Service programs. We also create other keepsake items like bookmarks and prayer cards in memory of your loved one.
What Are Funeral Booklets or Order of Service Programs?
Funeral booklets typically come in the form of 2, 4 or 6 page booklets designed to give tribute to the deceased. This contains all relevant information about them, and typically includes the order of service program, donation information and photos.
A funeral printing piece will typically include:
- A cover page with photo, name, and service date and location
- Date of birth and death
- Time and place of service
- Surviving family members
- Eulogy and name of person delivering eulogy
- Titles and artists of songs being used
- References to poems and prayers
- Order of service
- Commemorative notes
It can also come in the form of a pamphlet, which is popular among friends and families who want a simpler touch. Funeral bookmarks printed with quotes and prayers are also a great way to commemorate your loved one.
Whatever form your printed funeral keepsake takes, its intent is to remember the deceased fondly and to celebrate the life they once lived on Earth. Funeral programs are a tangible representation of the good memories they have shared, making it easier for the people suffering the loss to remember the service and their loved ones for years to come.
Why Do You Need A Funeral Booklet or Funeral Program?
More than anything, these items act as a keepsake for friends and loved ones. More intricate funeral programs have photos, memories, and anecdotes gathered from colleagues and family to exhibit the best moments of the person’s early and later life.
Having a printed funeral program also ties the service together and ensures that everything will be done according to the program. Most families include the order of service as well as the eulogy in the booklet as a way to make guests feel more in touch with the ceremony.
How To Create A Funeral Booklet
1. Collect Personal Information
Funeral programs highlight the person’s highest and most notable moments in life, and who better to approach for this information than family and friends? Take the time to get all the information you need to produce a holistic keepsake for that person. Try to go beneath the surface and ask any relevant information you think would make the memorial booklet richer.
2. Decide What You Want To Include
After gathering everything, from photos to hobbies to sentiments of gratitude from guests, it’s time to compile your information into a printed funeral booklet or keepsake. At Kwik Kopy, we ask the family members what they would like included in the booklet, and which information they deem relevant. This is to ensure that the booklet remains personalised to fit the service they have organised.
3. Create the Funeral Order of Service
Now it’s time to decide the program or the order of service. This dictates the flow of the service to keep the the ceremony mainstream. There is no strict format to copy but it usually goes as follows:
- A musical procession begins and the family members and other attendees assemble
- A speaker, usually a religious leader or a family member, begins with opening remarks and a brief introduction
- Songs, poems, and prayers are read and performed
- Select friends and family share their memories and its chronological order is detailed in the service
- Group prayers and songs are performed
- Closing remarks are delivered by family members or the religious leader
Before finalising the order of service, don’t forget to consult the venue or place of worship. Some practices may not be observed by the venue so you better make sure to finalise with them before sending your program for printing.
4. Design And Print
After finalising all the content, it’s time to think about the finished piece. Memorial and Funeral booklets can come in all shapes in sizes, the most common ones being A4 and A5 booklets. There are no set page numbers for these things – you can create one with just one page or 20 pages.
When it comes to design, it’s best to base it on the deceased’s personality. At Kwik Kopy, we use the information you have provided to create a template that’s representative of their life and personality. Contact our designers and we will ensure the design and print process is as easy and stress-free as possible.
Funeral Card Printing
Memorial keepsakes don’t have to be elaborate. If you feel like the ceremony calls for a simple funeral card, there’s no reason why you should opt for otherwise. Funeral cards can still serve the commemorative part by presenting the same information in a more succinct manner. Typically this will be in an A5 format, with a photo on the front and information on the back of the card.
Memorial Card and Bookmark Printing
A small memorial card or funeral bookmark is a lovely keepsake for family and friends, and can include a prayer or quote that was meaningful to the deceased.
Funeral Thank You Card Printing
A funeral thank you card can be a personal way of thanking those family and friends who attended a funeral or memorial or who sent flowers or food. Thank you cards can be printed with a photo and message so that individual cards don’t have to be handwritten from scratch.
Looking For A Memorial Booklet Printer? Talk To Kwik Kopy.
Speak to our Kwik Kopy Centre Owners about our funeral booklets, funeral program, and memorial bookmark printing services. We can make the process simple and ensure a beautiful result.