Funeral Pre-Planning Worksheets are commonly used by funeral home employees to help in preparing the funeral program. These sheets are made to aid in filing, indexing and filing information. They also come with funeral programs pre-printed. This is helpful for creating a paper ready format which keeps the program fresh in your mind.
Often times the obituary and/or memorial service program is what makes the most difference in saving the memorial service. If you use an old program, this means that it will have the same page number or page of information in its entire printed form. If you try to reference it in its final format, it might not be easy to find the information you need to make the program work for your loved one.
With the use of Funeral Pre-Planning Worksheets the funeral program can easily be found and indexed. It also allows you to move items around in the system, which helps to save the program on your computer. These worksheets also allow you to create an outline only formats so you can find the important items faster.
When looking for a worksheet, it is important to remember to check and double check the work that is done. When using a Funeral Pre-Planning Worksheet remember that not all funeral homes offer these worksheets. Some of them do not even require the program to be filled out. If you are presented with a pre-filled worksheet, don’t automatically assume the work is okay.
Before preparing your funeral program you should first consider if you want a traditional funeral service, a Christian burial or an interfaith service. It is wise to consider the experience of others who have previously gone through this particular process and gain insight into their experience. Also, it is a good idea to ask your minister about your funeral wishes. The funeral planner worksheet allows you to personalize your final program. By making notes on the worksheet, some families prefer to have the program with a background story behind the service or particular events that were significant to the family. In addition, sometimes families who are celebrating the life of someone who passed away would like a little tribute from the deceased to mark the special person who passed away.
When it comes to funeral programs some families choose a traditional book style cover with the deceased’s picture on it. Others choose to have a memorial candle with the picture on it. The worksheet can also have you insert pictures of any pets, a bible verse or anything else which means you can put your special touches into the memorial program that you choose.
You may not choose everything you would like to include in the funeral program but it is nice to know that you can place your names, dates and other pertinent information into a worksheet. This will save you time and effort when you are searching for the funeral program.