Tag Archives: Celebration of Life



Our Weekly Tip: Remember Your Loved One with a Celebration of Life

Use balloons and photographs to honor and remember the person who died

Our Tip of the Week: If you’ve lost someone you admired or cared about, chances are that person had similar feelings towards you. While their death may signify a disheartening time for you, it’s likely that they would still want … Continue reading

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Beautiful Memorial Music: “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King

A message of love, through space and time, that continues to heal wounds in Carole King

While death is never explicitly addressed in this classic song by Carole King, one can imagine it as a fitting piece of music for a beautiful memorial. There is something eternal and soul-like in King’s depiction of a friendship where … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Memorial Remembrance Tree

A remembrance tree makes for a moving centerpiece at your memorial or celebration of life ceremony

Our Tip of the Week: Memorials are not only about remembering your personal relationship to a loved one who has died, but about the coming together of all those who care deeply for him or her as well. A delicate … Continue reading

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Death Symbolism In Common Easter Traditions

Find out which Easter traditions originated from death symbolism

For many who celebrate the holidays, Easter is already over. But for the Orthodox community, Easter observance doesn’t end until April 12. In fact, Easter is part of a nearly month-long celebration across dozens of cultures around the world. When … Continue reading

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How Can a Celebrant Assist Grieving Loved Ones with Preparing Meaningful End-of-Life Ceremonies? An Interview with Reverend Lucinda Martin, Part Two

In the second part of her two-part interview, Reverend Lucinda Martin of Graceful Mournings discusses how she helps grieving loved ones with planning meaningful end-of-life ceremonies, the advantages of loved ones working with celebrants and some of the challenges she has faced as a celebrant

Today SevenPonds continues our two-part interview (read part one here) with Reverend Lucinda Martin, founder of the Association of Interfaith Ministers, Vows and Kisses and Graceful Mournings. Based in Northern California, Reverend Lucinda Martin became an Ordained Interfaith Minister through … Continue reading

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What is a Balloon Release? An Interview with Reverend Lucinda Martin, Part One

In part one of a two-part interview, Reverend Lucinda Martin of Graceful Mournings describes what inspired her to become a celebrant, what a balloon release entails from the eyes of a celebrant and how meaningfully planned ceremonies can help in the grief and healing processes

Today SevenPonds speaks with Reverend Lucinda Martin, founder of the Association of Interfaith Ministers, Vows and Kisses and Graceful Mournings. Based in Northern California, Reverend Lucinda Martin became an Ordained Interfaith Minister through One Spirit Seminary in New York, New … Continue reading

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