Coming to terms that a loved one is no more is often saddening. And while you need to start making funeral arrangements, friends, pals, and relatives of the deceased must be aware of the situation.
The best way to make that happen is through an official funeral announcement forwarded to them. However, writing a funeral announcement isn’t as simple as it sounds. There are several steps you should follow to write a compelling statement.
In this article, you will discover how to write and what to include in a funeral announcement.
What is a Funeral Announcement?
A funeral announcement is an official acknowledgment of the death of a loved one. It also contains fair details on the death events, funeral dates, and other relevant information.
What Should You Include in a Funeral Announcement?
The first thing you need to understand is that a funeral announcement is different from an obituary. Obituaries are typically published in the dailies, TVs, and online for public knowledge. Thus, obituaries are announcements meant for the public – especially if the deceased is a public figure. Obituaries are written to include a brief biography of the departed, surviving member of their family, as well as funeral arrangements.
Funeral announcements, while sharing similarities with obituaries, are geared towards a private audience. These announcements are only sent to family members, friends, and close associates of the deceased.
And while obituaries and funeral announcements follow the same generic template, there’s room for improvisation and personal touch. You need to understand your intended audience and the funeral arrangement already in place before sending out the announcement and not before.
Also, you should consider those close to the deceased but cannot attend the funeral event.
The following are what to include in the funeral announcement:
- Full names of the deceased. You can also include their most popular nickname or maiden name before marriage.
- Photo of the deceased
- Contact address at the time of death
- Date of passing
- Former place of employment
- Surviving family members
- Details about the funeral service (date, venue, and nature of service)
- Donation details if you need supports towards the funeral arrangements.
Printing funeral announcements
Putting all the mentioned details into your funeral announcement isn’t an easy task. That’s why you should contact DisciplePress to get it handled for you. We are a leading printing company tasked with designing and producing high-quality and best-suited funeral announcements, funeral cards, slide shows, keepsakes, thank you cards, and many more.
All you have to do is send us a message and submit all the requested details, and we’ll take it from there. You can count on our prompt turnaround time for your projects.