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Planning that final party, from a funeral to a Celebration of Life; Some Good Ideas

Ebell of Los Angels for a Celebration of Life

Margaret Goldsmith selected the Ebell of Los Angeles as the venue for her celebration of life.

Today I read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal titled, Planning That Final Party, Funerals are changing – and people are taking matters into their own hands
The writer talks about her friend Margaret who was battling cancer, and spent hours on the phone with her sister planning every detail of her memorial service. She considered herself the ultimate party planner, and she had some talent in the family with her husband being a cinematographer and her brother-in-law a screenwriter. Continue reading

Father Creates a Video and a Song as a Tribute to the Daughter he Lost

Father’s Day is this Sunday. I sent my father the book “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (she also wrote Seabisket). I heard it’s a great story and book that’s hard to put down.  I feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful father who continues to guide and inspire me. I feel there is a special bond between some fathers and daughters and we are lucky to have that bond.

This week, I received an email from a man named Tony Harrison. Tony stated that his daughter, Vicky took her own life last year. He said he has had a terrible time since and he was inspired to write a song and produce a video as a tribute to her. Continue reading

Selecting the Perfect Funeral Song

Music can add a very special touch and feeling to the funeral or life celebration that you are planning. Music has a way of bringing back memories to special moments in our lives. It’s important to put some thought into the music and songs that you select for yours or your loved ones funeral for it will set the tone for the service. Music reflects the personality of the deceased and people’s taste in music is as unique as we are.

Ways to select appropriate songs and music
When looking for appropriate songs for someone who has passed, I begin by thinking of the kind of music they listened to when they were at their best or happiest. Continue reading

Top 10 Funeral Songs

The following songs are the most popular funeral songs that are listed by Next Gen Memorials. We have tracked over the last year which songs are most often purchased by people looking for songs for a funeral. Most of the songs are contemporary, and many of them are about angels, which are a popular theme for a funeral.

To see the entire list, visit Funeral Songs at Next Gen Memorials where you can also hear the songs and read the lyrics of each one.  Click on the link for each song to hear it and read the lyrics.

Angel – by Sarah McLachlan
This song is very modern and beautiful. The main lyric:
“You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here” Continue reading