Funerals are a generally sorrowful event in a family’s life, but it can be looked at through two lenses: you can be mournful, which you are perfectly allowed to do so, or you can celebrate the recently deceased’s life. Understandably, many people go through the former before being able to do the latter. Death is inevitable, so they say, but it still tears us apart when it falls upon someone we love. The bereaved go through a wide array of emotions before finally reaching the phase of acceptance. Holding a memorial service program is one way of celebrating and remembering a person’s life, cherishing it until the end of yours, and finally reaching acceptance.
This funeral program template is in dark bluish hue, perfectly projecting the sadness that floods a family when a beloved member passes away. Amidst all that, however, is a lovely photo of the departed, smiling and at peace.
This funeral service program template is mostly black and white, with an intricate weave-like framing. It looks particularly gloomy, which is completely understood when it comes to funerals. Though we are encouraged to feel grateful and happy for the deceased and acknowledge his well-deserved peaceful rest, it is, of course, easier said than done. As emotional beings, feeling generally saddened is something we cannot stop. So go ahead and feel sad. It’s okay. But at the end of it all, do not forget that the person you love is now resting in peace. That is something you can be particularly glad about.
This funeral program template is also running with a similar concept of a black-and-white theme, though it looks a little bit more simple with this one. With a white background and black margin frame and texts, along with a black-and-white photo, you cannot help but feel generally mournful when looking at this template. But also, for some reason, it also seems like it encourages you to reminisce the old days, simpler days, and days when they were still around.
With a beautifully placed flower background, perhaps to symbolize the life that once was, this template now has a little touch of wonderful design. Utilizing an elegant-looking font and lively color shades, this funeral program template looks almost inviting. This is a perfect example of a family preferring to celebrate the deceased’s life with happy thoughts. Maybe they realized along the way that that is what the person would have wanted for them. To talk about happy memories, to see them smile, laugh, and cry tears of joy, instead of tears of sorrow.
This memorial service program template is very similar to the first one on this list. We often associate the color blue to sadness and sorrow. However, it can also reflect peace, tranquility, satisfaction, and beauty. Perhaps that is one way we can look at this. Acknowledgment of the fact that the beloved is now resting in peace, free of all pain and suffering.
This memorial program template is very dark, almost projecting the abrupt and sudden nature of such events. What it lacks in design, however, it compensates with detailed information. Which in the end, is the thing that matters here anyway. This template perfectly announces the program of the funeral, along with the date, time, and location.
Designed with beautiful and elegant blue flowers, this memorial program sample looks calming. Seeing it almost makes you smile and feel content instead of sorrow. While not forgetting the sadness that comes with death, it also exhibits the different approach you can take when dealing with this eventful moment—to be happy, content, and at peace.
Another black-and-white funeral program template, though with a little more design this time. A little touch of nature that counteracts the colorlessness of the entire piece. Outside of that, this template also displays the full program well with an intricate font.
This funeral program sample is simple, with a pink marble design as the background and a happy, smiling photo of the person on the front page. What’s also unique is that instead of the usual birthday and death label, “sunrise” and “sunset” are being used.
Another example of a funeral service program template that celebrates life instead of mourning death. Flowers and plant life are often used in these settings, as it emphasizes the life aspect of a funeral. The death may have been abrupt as if it came all of a sudden even when it has already been expected, it is nothing compared to the long life that has been lived by that person. A life that is cherished and loved, and this time, celebrated.
When finding out of a family member’s or close friend’s passing, feeling saddened is always our most immediate reaction. Tears will be shed and screams will be thrown. Accepting that death is a way of life that happens to everyone, and that is not the part we should fixate the most. Life is the part we should fixate the most. Celebrating the life that has been lived is a great way of approaching that moment. You can spend time with your family and friends, talk about the dearly departed and your favorite memories with them. It is perfectly understandable to mourn death, but it is highly encouraged to celebrate life.