How to Make and Print Memorial Cards

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When a loved one dies, it is not only a time of grief, but a time of intense activity and emotion. The family has to deal with notifying family members, making arrangements and preparing for visitors. You can alleviate one of their tasks by offering to make memorial cards. Memorial cards are small cards that feature a tribute to the deceased and can be put in any thank-you notes after the funeral or memorial service. They provide a keepsake for family members and friends alike, and with a few simple tips, you can make one to honor the person who has passed in your life.

Get a package of blank business cards. You can find packs of printable business cards at any office supply store and even some discount chain stores. The packs feature regular-sized sheets of card stock that have been perforated to tear easily into business cards.

Decide what want on the memorial card. Memorial cards usually feature some sort of comforting prayer, hymn verse, poem or inspirational quote. You can also add personal touches such as pictures, dates, family members' information and special memories, as well.

Follow the directions in your pack of cards to set up your page layout. The kit generally gives you the option of using a template in your word processing program or going to its online site to create the cards. The template allows you to create one card that is then duplicated on the other cards.

Print your cards. It is best to print the first set on a regular, blank sheet of paper to make sure that it is set up correctly. You can hold that blank sheet up against a sheet of the blank business cards to be sure that everything falls where it's supposed to. If there is an error, you can correct it before you waste a sheet of cards.