Funerals are a hard time for everyone, both emotionally and financially. Wanting to have the very best service for a loved one is in our nature so it can sometimes be difficult to stick to a budget, especially at such an emotional time.

One of the simplest ways to keep costs down – and keep it personal – is to plan a lot of things yourself. This has the added benefit of keeping you busy and focusing on the love you had for the departed during a difficult time.

How To Have A Beautiful Memorial Service On Small Funds

From the memorial service cards to the Funeral Order of Service and flower arrangements, there are many elements you can work on yourself to save a bundle. Plus, these personal touches will make the service even more special.

Memorial books

Many funerals and memorials will include some sort of Memorial Book. These books are a way family and friends can share and see how they and others have been touched by the life of the loved one.

A Memorial Booklet doesn’t have to take traditional book form – it all depends on how you want to remember or celebrate your loved ones. You could use a photo frame with a large matte area where people can write or sign, or you could use a globe to celebrate the life of a traveler. Alternatively, fill a basket with smooth stones for guests to sign. These can be placed somewhere in or around the home and garden as a memorial. The key is to think about how you want to celebrate and remember the life of the deceased.

Funeral Programs

Funeral service cards and ‘booklets’ are a great way of personalising any memorial or funeral.

You can personalise a funeral program as much as you like. Add photos and an obituary to the booklet along with the information pertinent to the day like songs, readings and the names of any family members speaking at the service. If you don’t have the time or the know-how to create an order of service or program on your own, you can use online design templates that make it easy.

In the end, what matters most is that funerals and memorial services are all about joining together and honoring the life of the departed. Browse our website today to find out more about funeral stationery that you can use to commemorate the life of your loved one in the most fitting way possible. Call us at 1800 080 700.