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
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
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The following songs have uplifting lyrics that may relate to the life that your loved one led.
1. One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey Featuring Boyz II Men
This song uplifts the spirit with a chorus of “and I know eventually we’ll be together, one sweet day.” This may bring some peace as family and friends grieve. Continue reading
- Memory stones and memory cards provide a great way to personalize a celebration of life.
Memory tables are popular at funerals and celebrations of life. Why not make the memory table more personalized by adding memorial stones and memorial cards? Funeral guests can take the time to stop by the table and contribute their own memories by writing on the stones and cards.
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