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Essential Tips For Creating An Online Invitation To A Burial Service

So much of modern communication is done online. People announce engagements with a photo on Instagram and reveal first photos of their baby to loved ones via Facebook. It's only natural that people also often share information about life's tragedies online, too. If you need to communicate information about burial services to a lot of people, an online invitation can be the best way to go. Follow these tips for creating an online information to a burial service.

Be Thorough and Double-Check Your Facts

One of the biggest faux pas that people make when creating online invitations to "in-person" events is failing to provide enough information. Be sure to include the full name of the deceased person at the top of the online burial service invitation. Give their birth and death dates. Write a short description of the person and describe what people can expect at the burial service.

Give the date and time of the burial service. Include the exact name of the funeral home, the full address where the burial service will take place, the phone number to the funeral home, and who people should contact if they have questions about the service. Make sure you double-check every piece of information that you include in the invitation, too.

Include Photos of the Deceased Person

Since online invitations can often be enhanced by basic graphic design. Try to beautify the invitation in a respectful way. One of the best ways to do this for an online burial service invitation is with photographs. Include pictures that showcase the deceased person in the best light. They don't have to be staged studio photographs to be meaningful to those who receive the invitation.

Photographs that celebrate the person's life may include pictures of the person on vacation with loved ones or out for a night on the town with friends. If the person had children, pictures of the deceased person with their offspring as kids and then as adults will likely be treasured. Also, pictures that show the person doing the things they loved the most will likely provide comfort to mourners who plan to attend the burial service.

Finally, keep in mind that it's always important to clear any decisions about online burial service invitations with those who were closest to the deceased. Respect the family's wishes on such matters. If the family would prefer another way of communicating with mourners, refrain from creating the online invitation. Otherwise, focus on creating a respectful, thorough invitation that honors the memory of the deceased person.