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10 Meaningful Legacy Project Ideas

How to leave a legacy

What do you want your legacy to be? Leaving a legacy to your children and family is an important consideration. As you make arrangements for the end of your life, you will be consulting a lawyer, writing a will, signing advance directives, planning the funeral, and more.

But what does all of it mean?

This is where you may want to consider a legacy project as a way to help tell the story and meaning of your life.

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100 Inspirational Memorial Ideas for a Celebration of Life

Memorial Service Ideas to Honor Your Loved One

The 100 memorial ideas will inspire you to celebrate the life of your loved one. Even as you grieve, it is important to treasure and honor the memory of the decedent. These creative and inspirational memorial ideas are perfect for the funeral or celebration of life service, for the days and weeks following, and to ensure that their memory is well-kept for years on into the future.

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19 Tealight Cremation Urns to Light a Candle in Memory

Light a candle in memory of a loved one

Tealight cremation urns provide a way to subtly display your loved one’s remains in a way that truly honors their memory. Each time you light the candle, you can visualize the way they brought so much beautiful light into your life.

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Ways to Create a Memorial Away from the Cemetery

The cemetery isn’t the only place you can create a memorial for your loved one. Sure, a headstone is the classic memorial: weighty, substantial, carved with their name and dates.

But what if you want something more than that? Something different, something creative, something that people can see without having to visit a cemetery?

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What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?

Difference between a funeral and memorial service

What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? This is a common question. Basically, a funeral is a service to honor a deceased person with the body present, while a memorial service is a time to memorialize the individual without the body present. Continue reading What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?

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How do you measure a life?

How do you measure a life?

How do you measure a life?

One way people try is with a memorial. Sometimes it is a plaque or art piece, sometimes a photo album, other times it’s the cremation urn.

This last one is what we think about a lot, because we provide beautiful and meaningful funeral urns to grieving families all across the USA and beyond. Continue reading How do you measure a life?

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The Poetry of Calvin Coolidge’s Funeral

Calvin Coolidge Funeral

Poetry played a large role in Calvin Coolidge’s funeral. The former president was remembered and honored in a short ceremony that lasted a brief 22 minutes and featured all of two hymns, prayers, and reading of Scripture, which included more poetry in Psalms 46 and 121.

At the grave site, a few brief words and a poem by Robert Richardson, and that was all. The funeral featured little pomp and circumstance, and it was not held in Washington, Boston, or New York but rather in his adopted home town of Northampton.

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When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven

Cardinal memorials

There is an old folklore saying that, “When a cardinal appears in your yard, it’s a visitor from heaven.” People often wonder what it means when God sends a cardinal to their yard.

Let’s take a look at the legacy of this quote and the memorial tributes it has inspired.

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Make memorial garden stones with loved one’s ashes

A recent commenter mentioned that they were planning on using their loved one’s ashes to make memorial garden stones, because gardening was one of the things they loved most.

I immediately thought, What a unique and personal! Kudos to the family for creativity and for honoring their loved one’s memory in a special way.

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Funeral Hacks: Crowdsource Your Memorial Scrapbook

Crowdsource Scrapbook

Funeral hacks include anything that helps make the final arrangements easier or more affordable. We share them with you in hopes that you can benefit by gleaning ideas and inspiration for the funeral or memorial service.

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