Tag Archives: life celebration ideas

The Dash Between Poem

Below you will find the poem, The Dash Between which has become a popular poem to read at a funeral, memorial service or celebration of life. You can find a wonderful selection of free poems for a funeral, memorial service or celebration of life that you may be planning here.

The Dash Between
Ron Tranmer©

I knelt there at the headstone
of one I love and cried.
Name with dates of birth and death
were perfectly inscribed.
I pondered these two dates
and how little they both mean
when compared to the tiny dash
that lies there in between. Continue reading

An Easy Way to Create Beautiful Memory Boards DIY

Memory Board Examples

Celebrate the Life of Your Loved one With Memory Boards

Here is a great idea for personalizing the celebration of life that you are planning: create memorial boards displaying favorite photos from your loved one’s life. In order to create beautiful memory boards, we’ve made it easy by offering a download where you can immediately print out the images and frames, to make professional looking boards like the ones shown above.

For  $19.95 you can print over 80 decorative embellishments, containing a variety of colors, patterns, and sayings such as “A legacy of Love” and “Celebrating your life”. Some of the images contain an area you can fill in with your own words such as “I’ll always remember when… ” The photo frames come in blue and green, and are sized to be placed under your photos to provide an accent around the border. Continue reading

A Creative Idea for a Celebration of Life

guitar_funeral_ideaIf your loved one played a musical instrument, consider having friends and family write their sentiments on their favorite instrument. Just provide a Sharpie marker. The instrument then becomes a treasured keepsake. You could also use a drum, violin, bass or any other musical instrument.

Five Uplifting Funeral Songs that Turn a Funeral into a Celebration of Life

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

A Great Example of a Creative Well Written Obituary

Had to share this wonderful obituary. I would have liked to share a chocolate chip cookie with Leonard M. Smith. My favorite part is the last paragraph… http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenwichtime/obituary.aspx?n=leonard-m-smith&pid=169274773

Leonard M. Smith
Obituary

Smith, Leonard M.
Leonard Mason Smith, 86, a veteran of World War II and Korea and longtime resident of Pine Island, Florida passed away on November 27th, 2013.
Leonard Smith was a very private man. If you wanted to know his cause of death, he would have told you that it was none of your business. If you asked Penny, his beloved wife, she would tell you that he had cancer, but not to tell anyone. Continue reading