Death is a part of life. We learn as children about the circle of life. Everyone has an obituary written about them when they die. An obituary summarizes the life you lead and the people you left behind after you passed away. It is impossible to be able to express how much a person affected others. An obituary is usually a few paragraphs long and sometimes has a photo graph with it. The person's first and last name is listed first. Their cause of death, date of birth, date of death, place of birth, and place of death follows their name. The obituary then lists the person's occupation, a spouse if necessary, and the names of the surviving family members.

The one big problem with obituaries that are written and published in newspapers is that usually you have to read the particular newspaper that the obituary is published in to know that the person died. Most surviving family members only place their deceased family member's obituary in their local newspaper. Many people move away or relocate at some time in their lives so they will not know that someone that they knew has passed away if they no longer live in the same town as their deceased family member or close friend. S

omething new that has been implemented on the Internet is called online obituaries. Online obituaries are obituaries of deceased people that can be posted on different web sites. This type of media can reach many different people in various states and countries. It helps people be able to make arrangements to attend their loved one's or friend's funeral.


One token of remembrance that you may want to consider distributing at a funeral service are funeral obituary programs. This type of keepsake provides all attendees a memory of the deceased in a program that they are able to take home.

Funeral obituary programs are generally letter-size and are folded in half. The cover of the program may have a photo of the deceased in front of a lovely background or design. The name, date of birth and date of death are noted beneath their photo. It is not necessary to have a photo on the cover so if you do not have one, ensure that the cover design can stand on its own without the need or embellishment of a photograph.

Since you or someone has taken the time to write an obituary, it is nice to be able to print it other than the newspaper obituaries. Often, the newspaper will have a space limitation and the obituary cannot run in its entirety. The funeral obituary program can provide that source of publication in which you will be able to publish the entire article along with any accompanying photos of the deceased.

This program can be distributed to each attendee upon their arrival at the funeral service. You can designate someone to hand out a program as they enter or simply place it on a table for attendees to pick up as they arrive.

If you are short on time in creating a funeral obituary program, you may want to consider producing one from a template. Funeral obituary program templates save you time because all you need to do is enter your obituary text and any related photos.