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Obituary Template (Printed Version)- Also known as obituary samples or obituary examples… Traditionally, an obituary refers to a written description of a person’s life and when and where the services will be held. It explains their birth date and place, death date and place, family, life accomplishments, personality, and includes the date and time of the memorial service. Over the last few years, people have also been calling the printed order of services that is handed out at the funeral, “the obituary”. This website article will focus on the printed version of the obituary template more then the written obituary. Often, the written obituary is included in the printed obituary template as well.

Written Obituary Template - The written obituary template listed below is more of a traditional and generic obituary template but you can convey the necessary information for the funeral in creative ways that will convey the personality of the person that has passed on. These days, custom obituaries are becoming more and more popular because they help celebrate the life of the loved one that has passed on. You will find this obituary template listed below in the application as well when you insert a textbox into your project.

“Full Name”, “Age”, resident of  ”Place of Residence”,  died/passed away, “Date” “Location of Death”(example: at his home) from (can also include optional cause of death, example: natural causes, heart attack).

“He/She” was born in “Place”, “Date of Birth”, the “Son/Daughter” of “Father First Name and Mother First Name and Last Name”. “First Name” attended “School Name” and received “Degree” or “Graduated in” “Name of Degree”. “Name” was married to “Spouse Name” on “Wedding Date”.

“He/She” spent “His/Her” working career in “Place of Work” working in/with “Description of Work”. (List here any other biographical information like volunteer work, achievements, hobbies, interests.)

“He/She” was survived by “Spouse”; “Number of Brother/Sister and their Names”; “Number of Children and their Names”; “Number of Grandchildren and their Names”; “Any other Relation to Family”.

A memorial service will be held “Day of Week, Month Date, Year” at “Time” and “Place”.

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Obituary templates that are printed are also know as a funeral obituary, obituary example, funeral brochure, funeral program, memorial program, or funeral bulletin and they are passed out to all that are in attendance before the funeral begins. Most often the obituary template will be 4 to 8 pages folded and will show pictures and backgrounds that help celebrate the life of the loved one. The obituary will also include the order of the services, poems, verses, scriptures, and any other text the family sees fit to include.

The Obituary Templates Listed Below are in Order of Size (Small to Large)

Obituary Template (8.5 x 5.5 inches)

The smallest obituary template size that we make is 8.5 x 5.5 inches when open, and 4.25 x 5.5 inches when folded. Most people that use this size obituary template use it because they want to save on paper and printing cost. This size allows for two obituaries to be produced on one piece of paper which lowers the cost of paper and ink consumption by almost half.

Obituary Template 8.5 x 5.5

(Obituary Template 8.5 x 5.5)

The only downside to using this smaller size, is that it is hard to fit a lot of text and images in a smaller area. Fortunately, we auto size your project to fit the size of your the size of the canvas to fit your computer screen no matter what size screen you have. This means that all projects will be as big as possible but small enough to see the whole page at once. But if you need to zoom in closer to fine tune your edits, then you can with the zoom tool.

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Obituary Template - (8.5 x 11 inches)

The most popular obituary template in the United States are 8.5 x 11 inches, but more people are now starting to use the larger size paper as well. Folded, this obituary template is 8.5 x 5.5 inches. This size funeral obituary template is very easy to work with, especially when creating a custom product with multiple pictures and text boxes.

Obituary Template 8.5 x 11

(Obituary Template 8.5 x 11)

Many people like to create booklet obituary templates. This can be done by creating two different projects of the same product size. When the obituaries are printed, they will be folded and placed one inside the other to make an obituray booklet. Counting the front and back cover, this booklet style will be eight pages. Eight page booklet funeral templates are great for families that have a lot of pictures and text to include in the final product.

Obituary Template - (8.5 x 14 inches – Legal Size)

Obituary templates that are 8.5 x 14 inches are becoming more popular. Especially when creating a tri-fold printed obituary, but they can also easily be used as a bi-fold as well. This size of paper is also called legal size paper. Paper this big allows for more information to be put on the pages.

Obituary Template 8.5 x 14

(Obituary Template 8.5 x 14)

The downside to using paper this big is most home based printers and desktop printers do not handle paper this large. Remember, you can take your obituary template .pdf file that you will download to a printer nearby like Kinkos, Staples, Office Max, etc. The printing cost will be more expensive then traditional printed obituaries.  Often, families of the deceased are willing to pay a little more for printing costs because this size better celebrates the life of their loved one.

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Obituary Template - (11 x 17 inches)

This is the largest size obituary template that we provide for our users. When folded, this funeral obituary is 8.5 x 11 inches. it provides plenty of room for multiple text boxes and pictures. If you need even more room for pictures and text, then you can create two or three of this size obituary template to make an eight(8) or sixteen(16) page booklet obituary template.


Obituary Template 11 x 17

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Because this printed obituary is so big, it will take more time to create and it will cost more because of printing cost then the smaller size obituary template. Getting someone to create an obituary that is this big can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for the creation of it before printng cost. With Zachary Douglass the creation of this project is much more affordable with some templates being free. We hope you enjoy our online obituary template application.

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If you do find a background, please just remember the product name so you can easily find it in the application. Cover or Inside, they are interchangeable. Covers tend to be darker than the inside where you may place text but every cover can be lightened using our tools.

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