Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Printable Funeral Obituary Templates for Microsoft Word

If you’re in the process of planning for a funeral, one of the things that you have to take care of is finding the best printable funeral obituary templates. In fact, this is something that you should do your best in. After all, you are remembering the deceased and one of the most thoughtful ways to do it is to prepare and give out beautiful and heartwarming obituary pamphlets, and that starts with finding a unique printable funeral program template.

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Microsoft Word is your Friend

Microsoft Word is not just for typing word documents. It also presents you with a lot of templates for just about everything, including printable obituary templates. In fact, MS Office allows you to create a free printable obituary template. Unfortunately, creating a template can be tough for those not familiar with the program. A lot of people choose to purchase an print-ready template for the order of service.

The Old-Fashioned Way of Doing it

A lot of people still do it the old-fashioned way – that is to check out the available printable obituary templates of the funeral parlor that will handle the funeral. Unfortunately, this limits your options and costs you a pretty penny. Also, it prevents you from modifying the template to fit the loved one's persona. As mentioned, you have to make sure that the pamphlets are beautiful and heartwarming, and you can only revise them til your heart's content by buying printable funeral program templates online.
Of course, the printable order of service should be clear and concise as well. Since only you know the information, you should be the one to do it.

Go Online

The best way to find the best printable templates is to go online. There are sites that have a lot of funeral templates online available, such as Funeral Pamphlets. For starters, you can find a basic free printable obituary template. Some people find this sufficient enough and choose to take advantage of this free template, and others look around the site for more printable funeral program templates since they have almost every theme imaginable that will help you honor and remember the deceased in the best way. There is also a customization service available that will allow you to send the content you want inserted into the template, with a quick turnaround delivery!
Buying printable order of service templates for a funeral online can save you a lot of money and time, give you more control over how the obituary program will look, all while allowing you to have a more organized funeral service at the same time.

Why Look for a Free Printable Obituary Template Online?

Here’s one reason – it’s free! Most people feel that it’s better than the free printable obituary templates offered by Microsoft Word, which are limited at best. You’re limiting yourself when it comes to the printable obituary templates and you limit yourself to what you can do when it comes to editing them.
You can also easily find a printable funeral order of service online. In fact, you’ll be given an array of several design templates. All you need to do is to add in the information and insert the loved one's picture.
Of course, there are a lot of professionally-made templates in a wide variety of designs that you should check out in addition to the free templates. After all, the cost of a obituary program template online is so little when compared with the traditional cost at a funeral home.

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Funeral Obituary Template at

Do it Yourself? Or have it Customized?

  • You’re in control.
Doing it yourself from scratch is almost out of the question since it’s very hard and time consuming. Things have changed nowadays thanks to the Internet. Just in case you need convincing, here are the reasons why it’s better to purchase an already designed template.

  • You can save time.
You don’t have to accept whatever free printable obituary template the funeral parlor or Microsoft Word is giving you. You can check out hundreds of printable obituary templates if you choose to, and choose the best one that you can find.

  • You can edit your chosen template easily.
Instead of spending hours trying to come up with a design in Microsoft Word, which is harder if you don’t have a printable order of service, you can simply download a paid or free printable obituary template online.

You also don’t have to spend time and effort going back and forth to the funeral parlor to finish the pamphlet. A good site offering printable funeral program templates offers instant email delivery so you’ll have the template ready for printing quickly and easily.

  • Have it Customized

Not computer savvy? has you covered. They have been around for years and offer a funeral obituary and memorial template customization service. Simply go to their site and on the product page you will see the option to have a template customized according to your needs. Upload the photos, information you'd like inserted, and any special instructions and the template will be sent to you the same day, ready-to-print, usually within 2 hours! They also offer revisions until you are content with the look of the program.

Choosing a printable funeral program template online is becoming more of a standard versus the traditional funeral parlor method. The reason is because:

  • You can add any information that you want, whenever you want.
  • You may add and modify a picture of the deceased and print as many templates  as you need yourself.
    • Even when you have printed cards and you change your mind on which picture you'd like to have of the deceased, you may simply load up the template again on your computer and change the picture and print again. 
  • You can also add a prayer, poem, verse, etc at your own discretion. This is something that you can easily do with Microsoft Word, while something that isn't so easily possible with some funeral parlors.
If you need any assistance, there is even live help available via e-mail, chat, and phone.

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What to Do Now

Obviously, it makes sense to do it the new and better way – which is to check out a free printable obituary template, or explore other printable funeral obituary templates for Microsoft Word at Choose around 3-5 of the best printable funeral program templates, and ask other family members for help in choosing the best one.

Once you have selected a template from the online store, you can simply choose to edit it yourself or choose the customization service and provide the needed information for your printable funeral obituary template to be edited and delivered to your e-mail shortly so you can print it today.


  1. Yes, that's a quick and easiest way to make templates... Thanks for sharing information with us.. Keep sharing..

  2. Thank you! I needed to come back and leave a comment. I've been searching online for a free obituary template and I came across this post. I decided to go with the customization of a funeral program template and I'm glad I did. I got my template fast and the funeral service went by smoothly. Thank you once again for this resource. My sincerest gratitude.

    1. No, thank YOU! That's a very kind of you. I'm glad I was able to assist you. Creating a funeral program can be overwhelming, especially during times of loss. Good to hear everything worked out for you.

  3. Wow Ashley you were a godsend to me! Your blog helped me create the perfect printable template without much hassle. I decided to get it printed at a local supply store. Keep helping the community, I'm sure many appreciate it just as much!

    1. Really happy to hear you were able to find it useful!

  4. Ashley, this is a really useful post. Do you mind if use these funeral obituary template photos on my blog? I will be sure to reference your site. Thanks in advance.

    1. Sure thing Veronica! That's never an issue, you may use whatever you like.