Order of Service booklets provide a memorable keepsake of the day.
An Order of Service Booklet is the printed document that outlines the key points in the funeral or memorial service, and is used as a lasting keepsake for family and friends. It also serves as an important keepsake for those who could not make it to the funeral. This simple paper is such an emotional and significant thing.
The family of the deceased can prepare these themselves, though this task can be time intensive. They may also be done by the church’s parish office, funeral directors or celebrant.
An order of service booklet allows you to add a variety of information, although there are no ‘rules, as to the content of these booklets, and the format is purely a personal choice:
- The service order
- Hymn or song words
- Poems and readings
- Pallbearer names
- The Eulogy / Life Story
- Photographic collages
- Quotes and Sayings
- Thank you messages
If you require a professionally-formatted order of service booklet, individually designed to capture the memories of the deceased, there are many companies that offer this service. They will discuss your requirements and offer a cost effective design and print service, with advice on paper types, colours and content.
They will send you a copy of the design before printing to ensure your complete satisfaction. They will also produce bookmarks, which can be included in the Order of Service booklets, and/or thank you cards.