How To Create a Beautiful Celebration of Life Invitation

Monday, April 8, 2024

Having a fear of death is completely natural. It's a topic that most of us are uncomfortable thinking about, and some people's fear is so intense that it's classified as thanatophobia.

Some people choose to focus more on celebrating someone's life instead of their passing, and it's not uncommon to organize a "celebration of life" instead of a funeral.

However, it can be difficult to come up with solid ideas for a celebration of life invitation. We've created a brief guide that has the key information you need to keep in mind, so keep reading.

Illuminate the Highlights of Their Life

When designing your invitation, feel free to get creative when including the highlights of the deceased's life. This could include a sentimental message they once gave, photos that convey their personality, or one of their favorite quotes. Doing so is a great way to immortalize the memories people have of them and the impact they made on everyone's life.

Use High-Quality Material

The impact your invitation makes can quickly be lost if you use low-quality materials. Imagine receiving an invitation to this occasion that has beautiful images, font choices, and language.

However, it's also on conventional printer paper. Instead, you should use high-quality stationery to make a stronger impression.

You may need to adjust your budget depending on how many people you invite, though. The money you spend on quality stationery can quickly add up if you send hundreds of invitations.

Provide All Relevant Details

Your invitation should include info about the type of service, the location, time, and other relevant details. The last thing you want is for people to have difficulty participating in the celebration of life. For instance, the occasion might have a theme that influences how attendees should dress or what they should bring.

Someone who misses this memo could feel out of place or clash with the overall atmosphere of the occasion. This is especially true if you want attendees to wear a specific color.

Double-check the Final Result

Check your invitation to ensure it's free of errors. Even a minor misspelling can detract from the invitation's quality. You should also check that the creative assets align with the deceased.

For instance, it wouldn't make sense to put song lyrics from a band they openly disliked. The same can be said about referring to them by a nickname they weren't a fan of.

This is also an opportunity to assess the other details of the celebration of life, such as ensuring there aren't scheduling conflicts with the venue or that the headstone design was completed properly.

Don't Neglect Your Celebration of Life Invitation

While designing a memorable celebration of life invitation might seem difficult at first, it's simpler than most people anticipate. The information in this guide will help you get started on the right track and avoid issues you may have otherwise dealt with.

Schumacher & Benner offers a variety of services, ranging from cremation, traditional funerals, memorials/headstones, etc. We strive to exceed all expectations and ease the burden of this trying time. You'll learn more about how we can help when you get in touch with us today.

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