Chapter 3: Online Memorials
At SympathyTree.com we believe that on online memorial can provide a unique and meaningful way to celebrate the lives of those we have loved and lost.
We also believe that by sharing stories of love and loss, sadness and joy related to the death of a loved one provides comfort during the difficult times of grief. It helps us smile, laugh, cry and embrace our loved one's life in an effort to make sense of our loss. Above all, it helps in mourning and healing and helps with the first baby steps needed to move forward.
You should not need specialist computer skills to create an online memorial - it should be as easy as 1-2-3. With a simple registration page, you should be able to enter the name and brief family history of the deceased, choose the look and feel of the memorial (such as sports theme or a veterans theme or a cooking theme) and are now ready to start building the online memorial. You can choose to keep this memorial public or make it private to family and friends. You can begin by adding condolence messages, photos or videos (with commentary) or stories from the time you spent together - all with very basic computer skills. A very professional looking online memorial can be truly created by anyone in a very short amount of time.
An online memorial is more than an obituary - you and your family/friends can record the whole life, thoughts, soul, pictures, videos, even voice. It is living, breathing and ever-growing - so, unlike a newspaper obituary, you or your family/friends can add to it anytime. More over, the online memorial can be accessed from anywhere in the world for your friends, family and even future generations to view and leave their own personal tributes and condolences.
Our loved ones must simply not fade away. We invite you to start an online memorial, commemorate the memory of a loved one you lost and create a place where others, whose lives were influenced and enriched by knowing that person, can come to reminisce, remember, pay their tributes and most important, begin the process of healing from the irreparable loss.
Visit us at www.SympathyTree.com and we can show you how you can build an online memorial that can live for ever.