Honoring a Loved One With a Tribute Video

Personal and special, tribute videos are a stunning way to honor a loved one. Not only can they be viewed at a funeral or memorial service, but when burned to DVD, they can be enjoyed at home by generations to come for years after the service is over.

When you lose somebody special, your memories become more vital to you. If you are lucky enough to have preserved these significant moments through photos, videos, letters, cards, and even music, you have got the makings of an intensely personal tribute video.

Your funeral director, using a funeral software program that permits him to include scanned photos and uploaded videos and music, can assemble a tribute video that reflects your dear one’s life. You’ll also be able to choose not only which images to incorporate but, you’ll also be able to determine their order of appearance.

With your funeral directors help, you can select from themes that illustrate occupations, interests, hobbies, and skills or, if you favor, one that incorporates a pet or love of nature. The theme can be incorporated throughout the funeral stationery as well, adding continuity and context to the personalization of the service.

Text in the form of scripture, poems, favorite quotes or simply the names of the individuals pictured can be included in the tribute video. Whether the deceased had an affinity for prose, or if he or she had a keen sense of humor – any or all of those things can add richness and depth to the tribute video.

Professional motion effects, image touch-ups, and a mired of other special touches can be accomplished with just a few clicks of the mouse. The resulting DVD tribute video is a cinematic quality, professional and personal way to honor a loved one.

For even more of an emotional impact, add funeral music, a popular song, or a spiritual hymn that was special to your love one. The musical style that represents the deceased in the prime of his or her life or, if she was musically gifted, a recording of her singing or playing an instrument can add richness and a personal touch to your tribute.

With the immense library of video clips that your funeral director can access from an online library, you have nearly an unlimited resource at your disposal. With your help, your funeral director can also selected an intro and ending that best reflects your loved ones true self. These professionally crafted video clips can be added to the start and finish of your video adding polish and flair.

The DVD tribute video your funeral director can create in-house will be distinctive — a true creation from your heart. Play it throughout viewing hours to share with guests, or use it as a centerpiece of the funeral service. Ask your funeral director to burn copies for you to distribute to family and friends, because it will be a treasure you will want to share.

Memorializing a Pet Forever!

While death is always hard to understand and difficult to bear, it can be especially heartrending when we lose a pet. Our pets love us unconditionally, and we build a strong relationship with them by taking care of them day after day. If your pet has passed away, then you may be looking for ways to honor or remember him. Here are a few beautiful ways that you can pay tribute to your pet after his passing.

Burial Stone

If you live in a city or town, there is likely a pet cemetery nearby. You can purchase a plot in which to bury your pet. You can then hold a graveside service that is similar to those that are held for humans. Caskets and monuments are available for different types of animals, and some pet cemeteries even have pastoral services to help you during your grief.

If you have buried your pet in a pet cemetery, then you may want to buy a monument or burial stone in remembrance of your friend. Choose something that makes you smile or feel peaceful when you gaze upon it. This is also a great way to pay tribute to your pet if you have buried him in your backyard. You can choose a stone or monument that adds character to your outdoor area while also allowing you to remember your pet.

Cremation Urns

If you have had your pet cremated, you can still find a beautiful way to memorialize him. There are many pet memorial urns on the market that you can use to store the ashes of your pet. You will first need to contact a pet cemetery to see if they offer pet cremation services. You can also ask your vet to recommend a company. If you want the remains of your pet, you will need to specify that you want an individual cremation, which means that your pet will be the only animal in the chamber. Otherwise, several animals are cremated together, and you will not know if the ashes you receive are those of your pet or another animal. Many cemeteries and cremation specialists offer a certificate so that you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your urn is filled with ashes from your pet alone.

Once your pet has been cremated, the remains will be given to you in a plastic bag. You can transfer the ashes into the urn yourself, or you may ask a friend or loved one to do it for you. You can then place the beautiful memorial urn somewhere where you will be reminded of the love you have for your pet.

Whether you decide to bury your pet or cremate him, there are many options available to memorialize him. Headstones, monuments and cremation urns are wonderful ways to pay tribute to your pet as you fondly remember your time together.

Online Pet Memorial

An online pet memorial is available for those who desire to create a type of webpage for their pet. It offers a place where you can post your photos and share them with friends and family. They can also send and write condolences directly to you from this webpage. Generally, these provide a built-in photo gallery which you can upload special photos of your pet.

The web is increasingly a great place to do much work and personal things. Online memorials are increasingly becoming more popular as well as any other type of electronic procedures such as funeral web casts. Technology is evolving even in the death care industry! How wonderful to be a part of this evolution.

There are many other online pet memorial ideas such as cards that you can create as a form of tribute. These tribute cards have the photo on the front and special words of remembrance on the inside. Even though we are living in a virtual type of community now with the internet, we still want something tangible. A card can provide that and you can keep it for many years and past it down to the next generation.

Creating an online pet memorial also has a time limit. You can sign up for a year or a lifetime! So your webpage tribute to your pet will remain online forever…or as long as the website is in existence. Usually, there is a higher fee for the lifetime option and the annual is paid per year.