Sample Funeral Program

The Bifold or Single fold funeral program is the most commonly used funeral or memorial service program layout.  It usually prints on a standard sized sheet of paper (8 1/2″ x 11″) and folds down the middle yielding a half-page booklet.  It is large enough to accommodate most of the information that you will need for your program including an order of service, poems, an obituary or life tribute and even one or 2 pictures.  This versatile and flexible layout also can be extended by adding more pages.  The additional pages can be used to put more information such as photos and photo collages of family members and friends, funeral and memorial clipart, additional memorial poems, scriptures or song lyrics, and even personalized notes about the deceased.

Funeral Program Template Example (Bifold)

Here is an example of a Single Fold (Bifold) Program for a funeral or memorial service.  This funeral program template example features the Beautiful Butterfly bifold funeral program template.  This program layout has a cover photo, service information, a caption, a full obituary, and poem and an acknowledgement, or thank you to family and friends for attending.

Funeral Program Sample Outer Cover

This memorial program example was created from the beautiful butterfly bifold funeral program template.  It has pale blue and green bokeh background with beautiful butterflies on the top left hand corner.  There are also beautiful orange Gerbera flowers with another butterfly resting on it.  The sample obituary program features a light blue border around the pages of the pamphlet, that can be changed to any color.  This design is perfect for a contemporary funeral, memorial or celebration of life ceremony.  This program cover showcases a cover photo and has the full name, birth and death date as well as service information.

The sample funeral program wording on the back panel has a poem and an acknowledgement (or thank you note) on the back.  You can put whatever information you want on the back cover, including additional photos, clipart or church or funeral home branding  information.  For more guidance on funeral and memorial wording see our article on what to put in a funeral program.

Funeral Program Example Inner Page

The funeral program example inner page displays funeral program wording examples which features a full length obituary or life sketch as well as a sample christian funeral order of service. You can include a more informal order of service or ceremony outline and also include pictures, clipart or other poems and scriptures.  An inside page can be added to this program layout which will increase the amount of space, allowing you to add more clipart,  images and photo collages and other printed information to your program.  Check out our article on how to create a funeral program for more details.