back... A paper or electronic obituary?
It is customary that immediate family and friends are notified by telephone. There is also a tradition of posting a paper obituary in places associated with the deceased person's life (the staircase of the building where they lived, the parish, the place of work), as well as on designated noticeboards (near the church or the cemetery). You can also post an obituary in the daily editions of regional or national newspapers.
Nowadays, electronic funeral notices such as Funeral Card, which are sent out as a text or e-mail messages and contain a link to the most important information about the time and place of the funeral ceremony, are also becoming increasingly popular.
Unlike traditional paper obituaries, an electronic obituary also includes:
interactive navigation to the funeral locations,
an option to order flowers (which will be delivered to the venue of the ceremony, according to the ordering person's instructions),
an option to offer condolences and share memories (photos and texts), as well as
watch an online broadcast of the ceremony.
The electronic notice
The electronic notice is very personal - you can include a photo of the deceased, a short quote and any family requests to the people notified. What is more, the Funeral Card allows you to reach a very wide circle of friends, even people with whom you have not been in touch for a long time. It can also be easily shared on social media or sent via popular messengers such as Skype, Messenger or WhatsApp.
Do you have to choose between paper and electronic versions of obituaries?
Nothing prevents the family from using a variety of ways to notify family members, friends and colleagues about the person's death. Both paper and electronic obituaries are worth using. Both types of notices can be ordered in person at one of our partners' offices.
The Funeral Card can also be ordered via our website.