Great title makes you want to read this obituary
My brother Joe recently sent me an article about how to write an obituary. The article was an interesting interview of two professional obituary writers, Maureen O’Donnell and Linnea Crowther who both write obituaries for the Chicago Sun-Times and Legacy.com
I thought my readers would find it helpful to hear what professional obituary writers suggest when writing a memorable obituary.
They said to ask yourself, What is something about the deceased that no one else knows, or that would surprise people? It was suggested to look for the “Rosebud”—the thing that was important to the deceased that made them tick. Continue reading
Are you looking for some cool funeral ideas that will turn the funeral you are planning into a memorable celebration of life?
1. Use Memory Stones to Create a Special Tribute
Cool Funeral idea, have guests write a tribute on memory stones
Use memory stones as a guest book. At the memorial service friends and family are invited to write on the memory stones. You can then keep the stones and remember the tributes people made to your loved one. The memory stones would be nice to add to the base of a plant in your home or garden. It’s a beautiful way to keep the memory of the departed alive. You can find memorial memory stones here. Continue reading
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Stephen Furst as “Flounder” in Animal House
If you’ve ever seen Animal House, you will surely remember Stephen Furst who played “Flounder”. Stephen passed away on June 17, 2017 from complications from diabetes at only 63 years old.
I was touched by what his sons Nathan and Griffith posted on Facebook about their father.
“Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments, he was known to the world as [a] brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends, he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing. To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment. He intensely believed that [laughter] is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now. Continue reading
Create beautiful memory boards
Memory boards, what a perfect idea for a celebration of life. It adds such a personal touch to have memory boards at a funeral. Often the funeral collages are placed on or next to memory tables. Friends and family will stop at the funeral picture boards and reminisce.
We offer a kit that contains tasteful images, 4×6 frames, photo corners and 3D embellishments to create professional looking funeral picture boards that you will be proud to display.
The memory board kits contain tasteful embellishments
We know you will probably need to make the memory boards pretty quickly so we offer overnight shipping.
The only thing you will need are two foam core boards (available at Target, Walmart and most office supply stores).
Call attention to photos of your loved one with these memorial board frames
The memory board kit with images, frames, 3D images and photo corners
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We lost Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher the wonderful mother and daughter Hollywood duo within a day of each other. Their private and public funeral services contained some creative life celebration ideas to commemorate their remarkable lives that might inspire you.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, what a mother-daughter force!
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