Tips for making Funeral Announcement Cards

Funeral announcement cards are the perfect way to inform family and friends of the passing and funeral arrangements for your loved one. Whether you’re organising a traditional funeral or a celebration of life, it’s important to share the arrangements and any other information you would like your guests to know.  

Funeral announcements cards are often confused with a death announcement in the local newspaper. A funeral announcement published in a newspaper is also known as an obituary, which is a public notice of death. An announcement card, however, is more personal and shared with acquaintances. What you include and how this is shared is entirely up to you, but here are our tips to get you started. 

1. Getting started 

Using a funeral announcement template can be an easier option as you’ll be given the information to include and options to personalise as you wish. Or, if you’re creative and would prefer to create your own announcement, that’s fine too. We would just advise that you detail what you want to include beforehand so you can ensure your design will fit all the information in. 

2. Inform those that knew your loved one 

After losing someone close, it can be difficult to know where to start with what you need to sort out. While you’re coping with the grief, you also have the daunting task or letting people know. 

The first thing to include on the card is that you are sadly announcing a death. Follow this with the full name, date of birth and passing date.

3. Choose your phot

For a personal touch, add your favourite photo of the person who has passed. We’d recommend it’s a recognisable, but also representative photo of how you would like them to be remembered. You can also want to add additional photos on the inside or the back if you wish to. 

4. Funeral details 

If people need to book time off work or travel, it’s important to communicate the funeral details so they can make arrangements. Include where the funeral will take place, the date and time. You may also want to let guests know where the wake will be for those who want to raise a toast after the service. 

5. Personalise the send-off 

Many people want to remember and celebrate their loved one’s lives in different ways. Perhaps you know their funeral wishes? Be sure to include any funeral etiquette information such as dress code, charity donations and flowers. 
Saying goodbye is never easy, but a funeral announcement card can help you plan and personalise the perfect send-off for your loved one. 
Funeral Stationery 4U provides a range of funeral templates, including funeral announcement cards. If you’re looking to create funeral announcement cards, you can order them online using our range of templates and designs or get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.