Tools for Planning a Virtual Memorial

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

Designed by experts in the end-of-life space

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 guide 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.

This guide will help you plan a unique virtual memorial

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.

Part 1: Planning Checklist

Beginning the Grieving Process
Planning the Memorial
Designing Your Memorial Program
Preparing to Host

Part 2: Designing your Memorial

Opening
Closing
Optional Community Gathering

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.

A partnership between Reimagine and Quaranteam

Reimagine is a nonprofit creating virtual events and live festivals that transform our approach to life and death.

Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, the organization sparks experiences that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance. More than 20,000 people have attended Reimagine End of Life festivals in San Francisco and New York City since 2018. The current virtual festival, Life, Loss, & Love, has reached people in over 116 countries.

Quaranteam is dedicated to fostering human connection in a time of social distancing.

They are a community of business leaders, technologists, healthcare workers, artists, builders, and investors who believe this time presents a tremendous opportunity for leadership and ingenuity.