A life celebration -- rather than a traditional, more somber funeral -- is a fairly new idea. Often more like a party, a life celebration may include the person’s favorite music and food and incorporate his or her interests. Today’s families often try to create a tribute as unique as the person being remembered. These popular themes for life celebrations may inspire you.
- Popular Themes for Memorials
- Top Tips for Making a Memorial Video
- Good Questions & Practices: Social Media After Death
- Most Common Engraved Phrases for Cremation Urns
- Blue Christmas Services Can be a Peaceful Choice
- Memorial Products That May Help with Holiday Blues
- 4 Comforting Practices to Help with Holiday Grief
- 5 Tips to Writing Thank You Notes
- Taking Cremation Urns on Airplanes
- Companion Urns: Room for Two
- What Size Cremation Urn Do I Need?
- Best Burial Urns
- Stardust Memorials Ranks in the Inc. 500
- Should We Use an Urn Vault?
- How to Fill an Urn
Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 2/10/2017 to Memorial Ideas
You want to make a memorial video? It isn't as complicated as it may sound. With today's technology it is easier than ever. Here are top tips on how to create a video with ease.
Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 1/27/2017 to Cremation Jewelry
If a loved one dies, what can you do with his or her social media accounts? What should you do? Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have developed guidelines and resources to help you manage a person’s digital legacy after death -- including your own.
Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 1/11/2017 to Personalization
Finding the right words to express emotions toward a loved one or finding the best phrase to describe a person's life isn’t easy. Personalizing a cremation urn with more than a person’s name or dates can be challenging, but it is important. Some family members are at a loss for words while others are ready to buck tradition with funny thoughts to engrave on a cremation urn. Here we try to inspire you with the top 5 traditional and the top 5 funniest messages that families engrave on cremation urns.
Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 12/16/2016 to Memorial Ideas
Many times in our lives we yearn for solace and comfort -- but this yearning is perhaps the strongest when we face the loss of a loved one. Holiday traditions and rituals we have loved can feel hollow when they have been associated with someone who is no longer with us. Feelings of isolation, grief and despair are common for people at holiday time. One practice that offers hope and renewal is the Blue Christmas church service.
Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 12/2/2016 to Memorial Ideas
As you prepare yourself for the coming holidays, where the absence of a loved one can be so acutely felt, having some strategies to deal with holiday grief and disrupted traditions can help. Our last blog post, 4 Comforting Practices to Help With Holiday Grief, touched on some ideas. Here are some follow-up suggestions for memorial products that may be part of the path forward, while still remembering holidays past.
Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 11/25/2016 to Memorial Ideas
The holidays are a challenge when a loved one is no longer with us to celebrate. How can families celebrate when grandpa isnâ€™t there to carve the turkey? Mom was the one who loved to decorate for the season-- who will take over? Who says the prayers? Who makes the mashed potatoes? It can be overwhelming. But, traditions can be carried on in a way that honors your loved one-- while helping you move forward.
Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 11/11/2016 to Memorial Ideas
Sometimes words are difficult to find during a time in one's life that is already overwhelming. Yet you want to thank the people who were so helpful and supportive to you and your family. What do you write? In our short guide, we discuss five tips on how to make this process easier.