Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to face. When it comes to choosing how we honor their memory, a memorial website can serve as a digital monument that lets anyone visit, learn, and pay their respects – from anywhere in the world.
An online memorial is a website created for a deceased person that provides a central location where their family and friends can visit to share stories, fond memories, photographs, comfort one another and grieve.
The memorial can remain online for life (or a specific period of time) allowing people to visit and contribute any time in the privacy of their own space.
Content typically posted on an online memorial includes a biography, pictures, stories from family and friends, timelines of key events in their life, along with favorite music and even videos.
Another common feature is the acceptance of thoughts offered by visitors to the site who want to send their condolences and support to the grieving family.
As people grow older, some wish to leave a legacy of memories to loved ones or for a public record about the experiences and accomplishments of their lives. In this service, you would record, transcribe and write and/or videotape clients’ memoirs as they are told to you.
"It’s a human need to want to leave something behind, experiences, values, feelings that may not have been fully expressed. But a concrete legacy is only one of the benefits of creating a personal history. Experts agree that reviewing and assessing one’s life also has emotional and physical benefits.”—Time Magazine
"When a parent dies, it’s the end. I always wanted to chronicle the family history with my mother. She was always interested. … But I wasn’t forceful, and I didn’t make it happen. That’s one regret I have. I didn’t get as much of the family history as I could have for the kids.”—Robert De Niro