One way is to write an obituary and publish it in the local newspaper.
This gives an opportunity for those in the community who knew the deceased notification of their death and when the memorial services will be held.
Another way to highlight a loved one's life is to create a funeral memorial program.
This program is an essential element to the memorial service and is the one token that is distributed to all attendees.
Most people will keep this program for quite a long time in remembrance of the deceased.
This program can be an item that encapsulates the deceased life in one booklet.
You can include photos, the obituary, poems, any written work by the deceased in addition to the funeral order of service.
It enables the attendees to take a glimpse of the life of the deceased on a deeper level.
Perhaps you may want to display a photo prominently on the cover of the funeral memorial program and have additional photos throughout their life within the program.
Some like to create a sort of collage effect so there are multiple photos included.
Unlike a memorial video or memorial table display, the funeral memorial program will be a keepsake and attendees are free to take it home after the service.
Most people want to create beautiful funeral memorial programs since it will be kept for a long time.
The standard and most convenient sizing would be a letter size, folded in half paper.
Multiple pages then folded in half would create a booklet effect.
You can delegate this task to a member of the family who might be inclined to be artistic and computer savvy or there are resources available on the web that customize funeral memorial programs for you.
You can also find funeral memorial program templates available with ready-made designs.
This can be a time saver if you are short on time.
Templates allow you full control over the content and printing, if you choose to print it at home or even at an office supply store.
Some people also frame the cover of these programs as a memorial to their loved one or place it in a scrapbook.
Creating a program does not need to be a stressful task.
Utilize the resources that are readily available now on the web and it will help ease funeral preparations for you.