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Writing a Funeral Announcement

Published: January 2, 2023
by Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Homes

funeral homes in Painesville, OH

The funeral announcement can be part of the arrangements you make for a loved one after their death. Some people choose to have the funeral director do this, while others want to undertake this task themselves. If you want to write the funeral announcement for a loved one but are not sure how to do this, there are some tips that can help you. Here are the ones that directors of funeral homes in Painesville, OH want you to know.  


The wording and tone of the announcement should match the one that you want for the service. If you want to have a celebration of life for your loved one, you want to have a lighter tone in the funeral announcement. You may also want to think about the wording that is appropriate for whether or not you are having a public or private service. If you are making the service private, you will be sending the announcements to a few people, so you can have a less formal and more intimate tone. If the service is public, however, you want to keep the announcement formal.  


You want to know first what information you have to offer. You have to remember that this is not like an obituary, where you have to include a small biography of the person. In a funeral announcement, you only have to add the dates of birth and death of the person as well as the information about the services that you are planning. Keep in mind that you want to have all of the details in order before you send out the funeral announcement. You do not want to have the wrong dates or locations for the service and confuse people later.  


Do think about whether you want the notice to be private or public. This can depend on the kind of service you want to have. If you are inviting only a few people, you want the announcement also to be private. If that is the case, you can add a bit more personalized information and you can choose a less formal tone. If the service will be public, you can to consider keeping the tone formal.  


These are all important things to remember when you start writing the funeral announcement for a loved one. Take the time to think about the tone that you want the announcement to have and think about what you need to include so that people know all of the information they need. If you are getting ready to write this announcement but still have concerns or questions, you can reach out to a Painesville, OH funeral home like us. We are ready to help you with all of the funerary needs you may have so do not hesitate to contact us. You can call us right now or you can stop by one of our locations to speak with one of our experts today for more information on the many services we can offer our clients.  

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