The Funeral Program is the Number
Number 1 Funeral Keepsake!
By Titus Gerard
When planning arrangements for a funeral it is a good
idea to implement a memorial keepsake of the decease.
Each person who attends the funeral looks forward to
receiving an obituary program. It tells the story of the
life once lived and provides historical and genealogy
information of the decease.
The reason the funeral program is the number #1 funeral
keepsake is its cost effectiveness. On average you can
provide each guest a program for under dollar. In fact,
you can reduce that cost by printing a larger quantity
as printing cost is determined on a sliding scale. The
more you print the less you pay. The less you print the
more you pay.
There are many memorial keepsake gifts that can be
provided at the funeral but none as cost effective as
the funeral program. Another reason this is an effective
keepsake for the funeral is the obituary. The obituary
is the life story of the decease. Everyone who attends
the funeral wants a copy of the funeral program for this
reason. It allows the reader an opportunity to read the
official obituary at a later date.
In my professional career I worked as a full color
digital Printer, printing obituaries for funeral homes.
After working with hundreds of funeral homes many
directors did not place great importance on having
programs at the funeral. The professional services
rendered by the funeral director and casket cost will
deplete any ones budget. This creates a minimizing
effect for any other specialty services or keepsakes.
The obituary program is vitally important as it contains
real world data that can be used for genealogy and
historical purposes. I can remember attending my family
reunion in Ohio one year. As the family was gathering
for one of the schedule events, they began talking about
my great-great-great grandfather. I had never seen him
or knew what he looked liked. I was curious to see where
my dad had got his looks from. To my amazement one of my
aunts had a funeral program with his photo on it that
she had saved for many years. The publication was dated
back to 1926. Apparently the printed publication had
been passed down through the family for years.
As a result, I was able to see my great-great-great
grand father and read the family lineage. There are many
choices available for a memorial keepsake. However,
there is only one keepsake that is a true staple in the
funeral industry, the funeral program.
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you visit http://www.funeralprinter.com the Internets
resource for full color funeral program templates. Since
2002 we have been helping bereaved families with cost
effective solutions. We also provide a wide range of
funeral templates that can be instantly downloaded to
your computer for customization.