Losing a loved one is never easy and is an unfortunate part of life that we all have to pass through. Once that happens, helping to create an environment where everyone can get together and celebrate the life of your loved one that has passed is something that should take precedence. Having a well thought out and well-planned funeral program can ensure that everyone can get the closure that they need. Here are three things you will need to know to create a funeral program from home. There are thousands of funeral programs online; however, finding a funeral program design that is going to be easy to design as well as offers you a good outline that you can follow for speakers, etc., will take a moment. So here are three tips of what to look for when selecting a funeral program template. Online Previews – It can be challenging to know your final product if you can’t see it. Many sites offer text boxes where you can provide the text you would like, and then you must place your order for them to create your program. So if you don’t like it, you are kind of stuck. Take the time to find a website that gives you real-time previews online so you can quickly and easily see what your card program will look like once it is printed. This even includes the photo. So once you are done, there won’t be a question of what you will be getting. Digital Download – Funerals are usually held shortly after your loved one passes. It is best to get a digital file with a tight timeline so that you can print it the same day. You can print at home or take it to a local printer to have it printed on a higher quality card stock that most home printers will not be able to do. One thing to double-check is that the programs will be the correct size to print at home. Your standard paper size will be 8.5” x 11”. If your program is not that size, you will be cutting them down to make them fit, and it would be best to have a local printer print them that can use a commercial cutter to cut them to size. Example Text – You are most likely not an expert at putting together a funeral program, so find a site where they have given you the wording examples you will need to create the type of funeral program that fits your situation.