Category Archives: funeral ideas

Are you ready to celebrate life with a New Orleans Jazz Funeral?

When we think of New Orleans we think of a party.  They have a tradition in New Orleans that you may want to emulate; it’s called a Jazz Funeral and a second line parade.  To celebrate their loved ones departure it’s popular to have what’s called a Jazz Funeral and when community members join in it’s called a second line parade or if you are the person joining in you are a “second liner”.

It’s customary to carry a portrait of the deceased in a second line. What a great way to celebrate life!

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Funeral or Legacy Instead? Anna Dewdney Chooses to Create A Legacy

Anna Dewdney

Writer Anna Dewdney asks people to celebrate her life by reading a book to a child.

One of the glaring changes in the end of life arena is the change in emphasis from whether to bury or cremate to how to create a legacy.

Before the 1975 only 6% of the US population was cremated, but today it’s about 45%. With the emphasis being less about caskets, body viewing, tombstones and buying a  grave site, the new focus is how to create a legacy.  I’m seeing baby boomers in some way, even a small way, wanting to leave a mark on the people who knew them and perhaps even those who didn’t.   Continue reading

Funeral Idea for Father or Brother- How to keep their memory alive

Memory Chair

A memory chair is a great way to keep a loved one’s spirit alive

I came across this photo of a baseball hat on a chair and thought what a great idea to keep a loved one’s memory alive after a funeral or celebration of life. Wouldn’t it be great to take his or her baseball cap or favorite hat around to all the places where family and mutual friends gather?  A sign could also be placed on the chair next to the hat.

Memory Chair

Memory Chair Tribute with Flowers

When people walk by they will share special memories. What places would you take the hat? For more creative funeral ideas click here.

Memorial Service Idea – Plantable Photo Memorial Cards

Plantable Flower Photo Card

Great idea, memorial card one side is a photo of your loved one, the other side has a shape you can plant.

After offering our very popular line of plantable memorial, funeral, celebration of life cards and bookmarks, we were often asked if we could add a photo to the cards. So we took your suggestion, and now offer a line of memorial photo cards. Continue reading

Planning Ideas for Memorial Services

Memory cards are a great way to plan a celebration of life.

Memory cards are a great way to capture memories of your loved one at a celebration of life.

A benefit of working in this industry is that I can help my friends during a difficult time. After 13 years of working in the celebration of life industry, I haven’t had to attend many services personally. I often help friends and distant family who are planning a funeral/celebration of life by sending them my products. Continue reading