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Funeral and Memorial Prayer Card Video

This video gives information about how to create a memorial prayer card

Prayer cards are often admired at a funeral service and then taken home in remembrance of a loved one.

The prayer card template creates eight cards per sheet, with room for a picture and personal information on the front, and a scripture or tribute on back.

You’ll see 1-inch margins on the front and the back which is necessary for printing.

To change the title, click in the text box and type your desired text.

To add a picture—click on, highlight and delete the text in the photo box.

Select the box by clicking its border. 

Then, right click—or command-click on a mac—choose “format auto shape,” then “colors and lines.”

Go to “fill effects,” and find the picture tab.

Click “picture” and choose the “select picture” option.

Choose your desired picture from your computer.

Hit “insert,” then “okay” and “okay” again.

To place the same photo on other prayer cards, either follow these same steps, or—

Select the already-placed picture by clicking on its border—then hit control-c—or command-c on a mac—to copy it.

Select and “delete” the photo box placeholder on the next prayer card—

Hit control-v, or command-v on mac, to paste a copy of your picture. Then drag that picture to where you want it on the next card.

To replace the prayer on the back, simply highlight the text, and replace it with your chosen words.

You will print your prayer cards front and back. 

If you will be printing your cards on perforated paper, make sure you place your paper in the printer so the tab is at the bottom of the paper tray—the right blank margin will then become that tab. 

If you are using a single-sided printer, make sure you put your paper back into the printer blank side down, still leading with the margin edge.

If you are using plain paper, it’s easy to cut your prayer cards apart, simply staying in the middle of the white space.

Once your cards are cut, laminating can turn them into an even more durable keepsake. Remember, laminate “after” cutting.

Also see How to make a funeral or memorial prayer card

Graduated Fold Template


A graduated fold funeral program from elegant memorials is a stunning memorial to your loved one.


Folding the program is simple, and takes just seconds.


The graduated fold funeral program starts as two standard-size 8-and-a-half by 11 double-sided pages.


You can print these at home, or at any print shop.


You will start folding with the page that will be in the middle of the program.  Start folding by lining up the edge of the page with the colored sidebar and press flat.  You will be left with a folded page where two colored sidebars are side by side.


To fold the outside page, use the inside folded page as a guide.


Start with the outside page cover side down.


Place the two colored sidebars on the folded page next to the colored sidebar on the unfolded page. Line up the edges of the paper.


Ease the cover over so it lines up with the colored sidebar on the interior page.


You are left with two pages that are now a single graduated fold funeral program.


Look for more graduated fold funeral program templates at elegantmemorials.com.


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