Reimagine's Virtual Memorial Guide

This free tool from Reimagine and Quaranteam includes a guide, checklist, and customizable templates for a virtual memorial.

A resource by Reimagine

Social distancing is making it painfully hard to honor and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed. Human connection is already precious during periods of loss and becomes even more so in these challenging times.

Created in partnership with Quaranteam, this free guide will help you plan a unique virtual memorial. It is based on research with others who have lost friends and family members during the COVID-19 pandemic and the online memorials they have created.

This was designed by experts in the end-of-life space in partnership with technologists and is based on the inspiring real stories of those who have hosted their own memorials during crises.

The guide provides step-by-step instructions and ideas to plan and host a meaningful and unique virtual memorial.

It is loosely patterned after common forms of memorials and not intended to represent any particular religious or spiritual tradition, although it can be readily adapted to any faith. It can also be adapted for traditional funeral formats or ceremonies that involve the presence of a physical body or ashes. You may wish to share this guide with any religious figures who may be assisting you in this process.

Our checklist will walk you through every step of planning your memorial.

The checklist will walk you through every step of planning your memorial, designing a unique program, and navigating the technology you will use along the way.

Use one of our memorial slide templates or create your own.

These include formats for images, slide shows, prayers, guest instructions, facilitation notes, and more.

Our Inspiration

It can be overwhelming to plan a memorial service - but planning one during a pandemic is even more difficult when we can’t be together in person. This free do-it-yourself guide will help you spend less time trying to figure it all out and more time honoring your loved ones. It is based on interviews with others who have lost friends and family members during Covid and the online memorials they have created. We designed this to be useful for everyone, regardless of your comfort with technology, your budget, or your prior experience hosting events.
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