Free Obituary Card Templates
What Is an Obituary Card?
An Obituary Card is a commemorative card composed and designed to pay tribute to a deceased individual at their funeral. It is difficult to find the right words to express your grief after the death of a loved one, especially if you are in charge of funeral arrangements. However, it is necessary to appreciate the life of the person you lost and ask others to join you in thinking about them and praying for their soul - to set the tone for the funeral, you should prepare an Obituary Card that will let the attendees know how much you have cherished the person that died.
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How to Make an Obituary Card?
Follow these steps to make an Obituary Card:
- You can color-coordinate the Obituary Card with the flowers, ribbons, and other decorative elements used for the funeral. While there are various Obituary Card designs available, consider opting for calm, pastel colors, high-quality paper, and a minimalist style.
- Add the full name of the deceased person and their dates of birth and death. If they were well-known to their community by their nickname or middle name, make sure you reflect it in the obituary.
- Insert a picture of the deceased individual. You can insert a black ribbon in the corner or surround the photo with flowers - whether printed on paper or real ones. When it comes to selecting one photo for the funeral, make sure it counts: it is better to choose a professionally taken photo with the person alone in the picture, preferably posing or doing something they loved, for example, sporting activities. If you are making several obituary cards, you can add different photos from the individual's life to each of them.
- Remember and admire the person with a short sentence or two - usually, an Obituary Card includes the words like "Rest in peace" or "In loving memory" and acknowledges the importance of the person for the people they left behind in a meaningful way - for instance, "In celebration of the life of a beloved mother, sister, and friend."
- Think about including a quote - you may remind the people gathered for the funeral about a catchphrase of the person they have lost or find an inspirational line from a prayer, poem, or song appropriate for the situation and suitable for the individual you are burying.
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