CREATE MEMORIAL WEBSITE ONLINE
An online memorial is a website created for a deceased person that provides a central location where their family and friends can easily visit to share stories, fond memories, and also photographs, comfort one another and grieve. The memorial can remain online for life (or a specific period of time) allowing people to visit and contribute any time in the privacy of their own space.
Online memorials started popping up on the Internet in the late 1990s but were created primarily for people who were well known. But now, these sites are for anyone who wants to pay tribute to their departed family member or friend and ensure they will be remembered.
Content typically posted on an online memorial includes a biography, pictures, stories from family and friends, timelines of key events in their life, along with favorite music and even videos.
Another common feature is the acceptance of thoughts or candles offered by visitors to the site who want to send their condolences and support to the grieving party.
An online memorial can also direct visitors to the departed person’s favorite charity or cause to make a donation, as an alternative to sending funeral flowers.
HOW TO MAKE MEMORIAL WEBSITE
To make an online memorial, you can either create an independent website or use an established memorial site, which is what most people choose to do. Memorial websites are very easy to create and personalize and can be done in less than 30 minutes.
There are literally dozens of these types of sites on the Internet today.
To locate them, do an online search for “Online Memorial Websites.” In the meantime, here are a few good sites to check into.
The biggest and most established site in the industry is ObituaryMedia.com, which also publishes about 75 percent of the obituaries in North America each year through its newspaper affiliations. Creating an online memorial through this site will run you $30 for 3 months, $55 for 6 months, $100 for one Year and $300 for life long.