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Mary's Ideas:

Plant a section in the garden each year with their favorite flowers, you also may want to add a stepping stone or rock with their name on it in their special section of the garden. Consider each year sharing flowers from that section of the garden with the family and friends of your loved one.

For more ideas, download Mary's book: Planning a Celebration of Life

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How to write a Memorial Program

Many people find it challenging when in comes to knowing how to write a memorial program for a funeral or celebration of life.

Here are a few quick tips for writing and printing the perfect memorial funeral folder.

If you follow these simple suggestions, we hope to make the process much easier. The samples below will also help.

  1. Keep it simple. Use photos and memorial poems, verses and sayings found here: Memorial poems and verses.
  2. Print on high quality white or off white paper. Go to Kinkos and show them what you would like. They will have a book full of paper samples. Color photos will print best on white paper.
  3. Consider printing the lyrics to your loved ones favorite songs in the memorial program. When you play the song at the service you can encourage people to sing along and refer to the lyrics in the program. View our list of memorial songs and lyrics.
  4. Use a high quality laser printer. If you don’t have one, make your life easier and have Kinkos or a local printer print it for you. Photos look much better on high quality printers.
  5. If you have an event at the service such as a dove or butterfly release, incorporate a photo of a dove or butterfly into the program.

If you follow these few tips, I think you’ll find designing the memorial service folder or program to be much easier and the outcome will be a program as beautiful and unique as the loved one you lost.

Use our printable folders to make your memorial program:

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Printable folder



Another example memorial program:

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Example folder front side

Example folder back

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These plantable heart cards can be personalized with your loved ones name and distributed to friends and family. They can then plant the heart and wildflowers will grow in their memory.

Have friends and family share memories of your loved one on these memory cards. Often these are distributed at the service, the memories that are shared will provide comfort to you now and in the years to come.

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