It is never too late to set up a memorial site for your loved one even if it has been years since he or she died.
Setting up one or more memorial sites for loved ones helps you and others recover from the loss. It helps you accept the tragedy and start a new beginning without the person, by helping you establish an online community where bereaved parties can exchange condolences and supportive messages anytime and anywhere.
It also welcomes strangers to take part in the grieving process. This makes the pain more bearable as they are willing to carry the burden with you. If the website is public, strangers from all over the world can offer you encouraging messages and words of advice. They can also share their personal experiences, making you feel you are not alone.
Memorial sites for loved ones make the life of the deceased immortal. A website dedicated to the person helps preserve their memories. You can put their pictures, videos and other memorabilia permanently on the website. You can also let others permanently post their personal memories on the memorial. The best benefit is that the future generations can get to know the person even years or decades have they passed away.
Even it has been years since your loved one passed away, it is never too late to preserve their memories online. You likely have hundreds or thousands of pictures and stories in storage. Looking through the old photos and remembering the great times you spent together is an emotionally rewarding task. Doing so will not only help you but also benefit other family and friends. Especially those who have experienced a difficult time recovering from the loss will appreciate the memorial site.
Grieving is a personal journey and each person deals with it in their own way. Everyone has different recovery methods and timeframes. No two methods and timeframes are alike; hence no two persons can recover in the same way. So it is not unusual for a person to recover longer than others and going back months or years after a person has passed and creating and online memorial site is common.
Creating memorial sites for loved ones can either be easy to do. Start by gathering the materials for the memorial. Collect pictures and tributes from family and friends. Collect pictures of places, objects and people that mattered to your loved one. Prepare his or her biographical facts and make sure to double check for errors. Add your own tribute that comes from the heart. Also consider adding multimedia items such as videos, slideshows, photo albums, audio clips and music.
After you have created the memorial site you need to tell people about the website. Email the url to the friends and family of the deceased, and encourage them to add more and share it with others.
Creating memorial websites for loved ones helps not only you but also other people recover from the loss. Creating a memorial is free and easy to do, so why not get started today.
Updated: February 9, 2012