Honor Your Loved One with an Online Memorial
For many years, deceased loved ones were honored by way of an obituary or death notice published in the deceased's local newspaper. Although this was a suitable way of paying Tribute to the passing of a loved one in the years prior to the advent of the internet, it had its limitations. For example, if someone died in Florida, relatives in California would not have easy access to a Tribute published in a Florida newspaper, and might not see it. Also, a notice published in a newspaper typically would run for one or two days, which carried a very real risk that even the local target audience might not actually see it.
Fortunately, the advent of the internet has enabled the development of a mechanism that allows us to pay Tribute to our deceased loved ones on a worldwide basis.
Indeed, an online memorial allows a grieving family member or friend to erect a Tribute to a deceased loved one in cyberspace, where everyone on the planet will have access to it. In addition, an online memorial may be maintained for as long a time or as short a time as is desired, and it offers those wishing to express condolences an opportunity to do so in writing via a guestbook feature. This feature is especially nice for friends and family residing out of town, or out of the country, because it allows them to express their feelings and provide a Tribute to the deceased on a “real time” basis. Online memorials also are more content rich than the traditional obituary or death notice published in a newspaper, and allow a creator or a contributor to upload photographs of the decedent, or provide meaningful anecdotes or memories, much like one might offer at a memorial service or funeral.
Some people find it useful to build or create a Tribute for someone that passed to show their respect.
You can find a wide range of Tributes from murals to songs. With the help on the internet, many are turning to online Tributes to the deceased. Many online Tributes can be found for celebrities. The Tribute can be a video that was created and posted online or just a simple web site that contains detail about the individual. Memorials and Tributes are seeing a sharp incline due to the fact that several countries are at war today. With the passage of individuals in these harsh times, one can only stay positive and remember those that we have loved and lost. You may have lost the person, but their memory will live on forever in your heart.
Setting up online Tributes is a service that is often included by the funeral home that provides the services for the deceased.
Sometimes the newspaper “memoriam” section includes a simpler version of the Tribute as part of the paid obituary, often a simpler version. If neither of these options is available, or if they are too costly, setting up a Tribute page can easily be done by a friend or family member with some basic computer skills. People are always asking how they can help at such a difficult time. The traditional answer is to bring food or to babysit children, but helping create and maintain an online Tribute page is another gift that one can make. And when the immediate mourning period passes, the online memorial remains online as a way to remember the special person who was lost. An online Tribute is a relatively new idea in funeral customs, but it can be an effective way to support each other in times of grief.