All entries for February 2015

How to Find a Funeral Printing Service

When it comes time to plan a funeral for your loved one, you may find yourself a wreck and in an emotional state. One way to help eliminate stress is to know where to turn when you need funeral printing services performed. Whether you want to have a tribute for your loved one or memorial cards made, you will need to find a funeral printing service to handle it for you.

Although it would be nice for a printing service to just land in your lap, it doesn’t happen and you must do some leg work to find the best company. 

Find a Funeral Program Company

One of the best ways to find funeral printing services for your memorials and tributes is to locate a funeral program, which can be done through your funeral director or a search online.

Funeral programs are designed to provide you with all of the printing services you may need for an upcoming funeral.

Often, these companies offer packages and stand-alone products such as:

  • Memorials
  • Tributes
  • Prayer cards
  • Thank you cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Funeral programs
  • Announcements

To find good quality printing services, you must look for certain qualities otherwise; you may be left with flat, non-colorful designs that leave you wanting more. You don’t want your loved one’s funeral to be remembered for the horrible printing service, but remembered for the great person your loved one was.

Good Paper Quality and Stock

When choosing a printing company, consider the type of paper stock they provide and ensure the paper is high quality. Flimsy paper will only rip and may not hold together once folded. If you plan to hand out bookmarks, you need to be sure the paper will hold up to allow the guests to use it after the funeral is over.

Variety of Options

When it comes to designing the perfect tribute or memorial, you do not want to be left with only a handful of colors to choose from. You should choose a printing service that has options for you to choose from. Consider the designs available for you and whether the company will allow you to import your own design.

Guarantees and References

When shopping for a printing company look around online and identify some of the top contenders. The funeral home you are working with may have a list of preferred vendors as well.

Consider all of the options that each company provides and look over their reviews online. Weigh what the reviews say.

Also, consider whether the company offers you any guarantees such as fast shipping, satisfaction guarantees, and more.

Shipping Delivery and Options

Once you have narrowed your choices down, choose the funeral printing service that will deliver your products quickly. Since planning for a funeral is not something you necessarily planned for in advance, you need to make sure the funeral tributes get to you on time.

Choose What Works for You

When finding a funeral printing service, choose what the best option is for you and your needs. There are many memorial printing companies out there and narrowing down your search can be done by keeping the above mentioned things in mind.

Always look over reviews and recommendations offered to you by others on the Internet and your funeral director. 

BerylMartin's Memorial Cards


            Memorial cards are special and unique keepsakes that can help in capturing and memorizing special moments of the loved one that has recently passed away. Nicely designed memorial card is a great way to keep the memory about the loved one forever alive. Memorial card can be given away at wakes, funeral services, or at funeral anniversaries.

            BerylMartin`s memorial card tributes allow a personalized text along with a single cover photograph. The text on the memorial card may include information about the funeral service, an obituary or some poem, lyrics or other text. Their memorial cards give the opportunity to the families to have a small and special tribute which they will keep forever. As with their other products, the memorial cards come in many different themes and designs.

            Usually the front side of the memorial card has a photograph that has some connection with the family and the friends of the deceased one. Sometimes the front side can also contain some religious or spiritual image. Images of specific saints, guardian angels or just plain skies are also common feature of the memorial cards. Today, non-religious images are also very popular like the religious ones. Often the images on the front side of the memorial card represent something that had some connection and was meaningful to the deceased person. For example, if the deceased person was a football or golf player in the past, the memorial card with a football field or golf holes in the back is a very nice way for showing their love for the sport. If the deceased person was a policeman then his badge and uniform might be displayed as a way to commemorate the service he or she loved to do.

            Inside and back panels of the memorial cards are usually used to include and show some things about the person who is deceased. Written things are optional. Usually the name and date of birth and death are most common features along with something like In Remembrance of, or in Loving Memory of before the deceased person`s name. People also like to add the photograph of the deceased person on the front side or inside the card. Their cards also have a good feature of soft edges added to the photograph. This allows the photograph to fade away into the border and it is a good way to soften the photograph a bit. Other common features of the memorial cards are smaller icons, different borders and dividers of the photograph and the text.

            There is also huge library of poems, prayers, thoughts, lyrics and verses that you can choose from to fit into the memorial card. You can also add any kind of information about the funeral and send it to your friends and close ones. You may also write something personal on the memorial card showing the relationship with the deceased one. In essence, the memorial cards can be designed and made in the exact way you like it. It all depends on your wishes and thoughts.




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