Plan a Celebration of Life

When you lose a loved one, you go through a huge range of emotions and stages of grief. Unless arrangements have been made in advance, you'll have many things to take care of, including a service or ceremony to honor and memorialize your loved one. 

There are many options, but here we're going to focus on a Celebration of Life.

What is a Celebration of Life?

A Celebration of Life is perhaps a more modern way of honoring our loved ones after they pass. It is usually planned or considered separately from a funeral or burial and you can take your time planning it at a time that is most appropriate to the celebration.  It is typically a gathering of friends, family, coworkers - whoever wants to pay tribute to the deceased - where instead of focusing on the grief and sadness of their passing, we instead celebrate their life, their loves, and their legacy. 

Celebration of Life Ideas

These celebrations can range from small, intimate gatherings to large open-house parties. They typically are planned to reflect the life and the passions and interests of the loved one who has passed.

For example, for someone whose favorite past-times were the restoration of vintage automobiles, traveling with car clubs, and attending car shows and events, you may want to hold a Memorial Car Show for your loved one.  Have attendees arrive in their vintage automobiles for a show and shine, taking the opportunity to do so in honor of the deceased. It's a great opportunity to share memories and stories and say farewell in a way that is most meaningful to your loved one.

For someone who played in a rock band, perhaps their Celebration of Life will involve a tribute concert where other musicians gather to play at a local bar or theater.

In some cases, your loved one may have family and friends all over the world. In that case, it may be best to arrange a Celebration of Life group video. Send a link to those who may want to pay tribute, and have them record their stories, memories, and tributes in a way that can be played again and again and shared with partners, children, and grandchildren.

There are no rules for these celebrations - whatever you feel is the best way to honor the deceased is what you should do to celebrate their life.

Celebration of Life Invitations

When you've decided on a theme, a location, and the date of your loved one's Celebration of Life, it's time to customize and send the invitations. We offer several beautiful online invitations that you can customize - even adding a photo.  Here are a few of the options available: 

We also offer a wide range of Upload Your Own invitations that enable you to provide your own photos or artwork, while using our technology to send the invitations by email or text and manage RSVPs online.

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Nobody wants to experience the loss of a loved one, but when we do, we can honor their lives with a wonderful Celebration to honor their legacy.

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