The thought of planning a funeral can be overwhelming. From sharing service information with family and friends, to paying tribute to your loved one, there’s a lot to pull together in a short time.
Technology can help bring all of the elements of your loved one’s life together in a guest book, personalized tribute and other digital keepsakes.
Below are four technologies to help you honor your loved one’s life.
1. Online Memorial
An online memorial is a place for family and friends to connect with one another after the loss of a loved one. It serves as a collaborative page for loved ones to share memorable stories and condolences. For example, Legacy.com offers a variety of templates and designs for you to create a highly personalized page with audio, video and photos. Online memorials offer privacy options, so the page is only available for to friends and family. For help writing a memorial for your loved one, check out our resource, How to Write An Obituary for a Loved One in Three Steps.
2. Funeral Webcasting
Funeral webcasting is a convenient solution for those who are unable to attend a funeral. With access to the internet, friends and family can view the service from any location. Beyond that, funeral homes who provide webcasting options can develop copies of the service for family members to keep long after their loved one has passed. For more on funeral webcasting, contact Busch for more information about our capabilities.
3. Video Tributes
Families can paint a picture of a loved one’s life with the combination of photos, music and video. There are several resources available online for families to create high-quality tribute videos with ease. For example, Busch works with you to design and produce a personalized tribute that honors your beliefs and the legacy of your loved one. This is another option for families to consider when guests are unable to attend the actual funeral service.
4. Gravestone Technology
With new technology, a gravestone doesn’t have to be just a name and date anymore. Launched by Objecs, Personal RosettaStones are small tablets that can be affixed to headstones, capable of storing up to 1,000 words and a picture. These high-tech headstones offer a new way for friends and family to remember those they’ve lost.
Interested in learning more about how technology can improve funeral services? Busch offers technology to personalize your loved one’s memorial service, as well as a supportive, caring staff that is available 24/7 to meet your needs. Contact us at any time for more information.
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