After a loved one has passed away there can be a lot to do in a short time, all while dealing with the emotions of both grief and loss. One way to deal with those emotions is to be organized. One of the most important steps is creating a tribute or online memorial page for your loved one. For more information on what other steps and resources to accomplish the necessary steps in planning a funeral please visit our Comprehensive Funeral Planning Guide.
Why Create an Online Memorial?
Creating an online memorial serves two important purposes. Firstly, it will allow you to collect your thoughts and provide catharsis. By writing down your loved one’s obituary (Writing an Obituary: Example and Template) and collecting their funeral service and viewing information you will have a specific set of information that can be easily shared with friends and family. Second, by sharing the Tribute page you will be sharing not only your own memories with loved ones and friends but giving them funeral and viewing information, which they will then be able to access themselves (including directions).
What Should be Included on Your Loved One’s Tribute Page?
Their Tribute Page only requires a first name, last name, date of birth, date of death, city of death, and state of death. However, you may also include (you can always edit and add later) an obituary, funeral service and viewing information, as well as pictures. Remember to only include the first initial of the maiden name, if applicable, for security measures. View and example Tribute Page.
Does the Obitia Tribute Page Cost Anything?
While some other obituary sites charge a fee (either monthly or one-time) and newspaper almost always charge by the word or character, our Tribute Page service is completely free (forever). You just need to register an account beforehand.
Can My Loved One’s Memorial Be Shared on Social Media?
Our Tribute Pages can be easily shared through Facebook, Twitter, email, or by sharing the link with anyone. This can be done by hitting the button below the main Tribute picture. Friends and family may wish to write their condolences on the Tribute Page, share memories, or simply say that they will be in attendance for the funeral or viewing.
Our Tribute Pages are a beautiful way of memorializing your loved one online and can be easily shared so that friends and family have dates, times, and directions to funeral services and viewings. You can share your loved one’s obituary and pictures so that those who are unable to attend can still take part in remembering the impact your loved one had on them and their lives.