The safe way to attend a funeral, online.
Like most of you, I’ve never been advised to “shelter in place” and the term “social distancing” was not a part of my vernacular. But the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed all that, and many of our loved ones, especially our elders or those with compromised immune systems, are in danger.
How are we going to celebrate their lives should they succumb to the virus in the coming days, weeks and months? How are we going to honor those who will pass away by natural causes, or sadly, by tragedy during these times when gathering together is not possible? The populations who will most likely die in the largest proportion are going to be the elderly. Therefore the people who would have been attending the funeral or life celebration are also going to be 60 years or older. The elderly population with underlying health issues is most susceptible to this virus. Clearly the last thing we need is coming together and putting people at risk. At the same time, surrounding one another is exactly what we need in times of sorrow.
It’s crucial to give ourselves, as well as the family and friends of the departed, a time and place to grieve. Experts are saying this virus may be around for months. Where is the best place to do this to insure the safety of all? The answer is virtually on your phone, tablet or computer. Continue reading
April 1, 2020 in Virtual Online Funeral
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A few years ago, my paternal grandmother passed away after a long and grueling illness – first battling breast cancer and later leukemia. She was a strong woman and put up a good fight, never letting her diagnosis or treatment keep her from enjoying everyday life. But, in 2014, the doctors ran out of options and she ran out of time. After a brief hospice stay, she passed away in early November – with grandpa holding her hand.
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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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
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Hospices and hospitals often give small gifts or tokens of remembrance to family members or patients. These gifts can help people grieve and give them a sense of community with other people who are attending the ceremony or memorial service. Natural items such as flowers or trees are very comforting because they grow and provide a living reminder of a loved one they may have lost. Memorial coins are another nice gift because they are small and have a sense of permanence. The memorial coins can be carried in a purse, pocket, or on a key chain. More information and ideas on hospice, hospital memorial gifts are available here. For more information on each item, click on the photo.
Memorial bookmarks have a plantable seed card shape that can be removed and planted in memory of a loved one who passed. Shapes are either butterflies, crosses, or hearts and come in a variety of colors
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