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How to Make a Beautiful Memorial Service Invitation

Planning a memorial service on your own can be a lot, especially after the loss of a loved one. Sending out invitations is an important part of this process, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Here’s some easy ways to send out invitations to friends and family when the time comes.

What are memorial service invitations?

A memorial service invitation is an invitation that's typically sent out by card or by email, to a memorial service. A memorial service is held to remember and honor a deceased person and can take place in many different locations, depending on the preference of the deceased and of the family.

What do you use to send out funeral invitations?

Typically, a memorial announcement or memorial service invitation letter can be sent out in any of the following ways: by text, by email, online, or by mail. Sending out memorial service invitations online is often the easiest since you can easily create a memorial invitation, send it to folks by email, post it to Facebook (or other social media), or simply share the link to the memorial website, which has the funeral information included on it. If you want a memorial invitation card, but want to send one online (sometimes referred to as an e-card), you can do that with many free programs available to you online.

How do I make an online memorial service invitation?

To make a memorial service invitation, it can first help to decide what kind of information you want to be included on the invitation. If you want an invitation that's connected to a space where folks can leave memories, keep up to date on funeral event information, and even leave donations, consider setting up a memorial website with Ever Loved.

Ever Loved memorial websites let you share important event details, send out an email announcement to your contacts, post the site to Facebook (and other social media) and share a link to the website with anyone you'd like to view it. On the memorial website, folks who'd like to attend services can easily access service information, send their RSVPs, and can even choose to attend virtually, if you plan on having a virtual form of the service available for those who can't attend in person.

If you'd like to create a memorial service invitation that looks like a personalized e-card, an easy way to do so is to use a program like Canva. Canva can help you create a memorial service invitation that you can download and share with friends, family, and your community. If you have a memorial website with Ever Loved, you can easily include this as an attachment on the Events tab so that folks who visit can download it and share it with their own circles.

Is there standard memorial invitation wording?

If you've ever received or looked at an invitation to a memorial service, you might notice standard wording. There is typically standard information that's included on a memorial invitation so that folks know how to RSVP and other important details about the event. In general, you should include the following information on a memorial invitation:

  • The full name of the deceased
  • A photo of the deceased
  • The date of birth and date of death
  • The location of the memorial service
  • The date and time of the memorial service
  • Information on how folks can RSVP (if you would like them to)
  • A link to the memorial website

Including all of this information on the memorial invitation will cover all your bases and ensure you're giving out information that people will need. Some additional information you could include in your memorial service invitation includes:

  • Information on COVID-19 guidelines (mask mandates, vaccination requirements, social distancing, etc.)
  • Information on virtual service options
  • A request for any attire you'd like guests to wear
  • A memorial quote or favorite passage

This information is typically presented in the following format:

You can also find memorial invitation templates online and can easily customize them to fit your preferences.

Do I have to make a memorial service announcement or invitation?

You do not need to send out memorial service invitations (and you especially do not need to feel pressured to mail out individual invitations by mail). If you’re not interested in sending out official invitations, simply set up a memorial website on Ever Loved, include the service information and share the link with friends and family. They’ll be able to get all the same information they’d get off of a memorial invitation and can easily RSVP on the site. If you decide to send out invitations at a later time, you always have the option to do so.

Ready to send some invites? Start by setting up a memorial website on Ever Loved for free. Memorial websites on Ever Loved let you post service information, request and keep track of RSVPs, message attendees, post photos, collect donations, and much more!

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Last updated May 6, 2022
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