How to Make a Services Invitation in Microsoft Publisher

It might come as a surprise to most of the world to learn that the largest funeral crowd ever recorded was upon the death of C.N Annadurai, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, in 1969. According to an article by History, approximately 15 million people gathered in the streets of southern India to pay tribute to their beloved leader. And while you can't expect a turnout as overwhelming for a regular person's service, invitations still help ensure that the details of this gathering reach the right people. Here are a few things to keep in mind when crafting the event invitation:

1. Gather the Necessary Details

An invitation card typically contains information regarding the date, time, and venue of the event. Since you'll likely be too busy making the preparations, you'll want to avoid the usual questions by informing guests all that they need to know about the service through the card.

2. Choose Appropriate Colors

Unlike birthday invitations, funeral service and memorial service invitations carry a different tone. It's unfitting to use vibrant colors for most service invitations (unless it's an Easter service). That is why you may want to keep it neutral with your color choice. Understanding color theory can also make a huge difference in its overall look.

3. Include Relevant Photos

Picking the right photos for the invitation can be tricky at times. In most formal invitations, one giant image of the subject would do the trick. It's best to choose a photo that communicates the emotions you want to convey or one that best represents the subject. Be sure to use something with high resolution, especially when scaled during the design process.

4. Avoid Overcrowding Elements

When creating a funeral invitation, or any services invitation, try not to overlap design elements. You need to give your layout a breather by adding negative space between texts and images. It's one way to maintain an elegant appearance for formality reasons.

General FAQs

  • Why is it important to send an invitation?

  • What do you say in an invitation?

  • How do you format an invitation?

  • When is the best time to send a services invitation?

  • What are the pros and cons of paper invitations from e-invites?

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