Tag Archives: Memorials

Memorializing The Hands of The Dying

Trish Rogers provides plaster casts of the hands of the dying as a unique memorial for families

“Some hands are worn,” says Trish Rogers. “You can tell they’ve been through many things in life. Some hands are smooth because they’re kind of young and innocent.” She’s talking about the hands of the dying. Trish Rogers has studied … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Make a Memory Pillow from Your Loved One’s Clothes

Preserve your loved one's personality in a special memorial gift

Our Tip of the Month As a teen, I spent one summer at my grandmother’s house helping her make a bird-themed pillow cover from scratch. I still have this homemade pillow, and whenever I look at it, I’m reminded of her. … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Create a Memorial Table

Put some of your loved one's things on display to celebrate their life

Our Tip of the Week: One of the purposes of a funeral service is to recall memories. Some of these memories may be humorous and others serious. Still others will refelct important events in a person’s life, such as becoming … Continue reading

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“Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. Consoles and Inspires

Song for funeral or memorial brings mourners together

The experience of grief can include rapidly fluctuating, intense feelings such as depression, hopelessness, anger, apathy, frustration, and fear. For many of us, it will be the closest we come to feeling totally, completely unhinged, groundless, and alien to the whole … Continue reading

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“Ad Infinitum” — A Photo Series by Kris Vervaeke

Photographs from Hong Kong’s tombstones speak to the fragility of life and the anonymity of death

In the crowded cemeteries of Hong Kong, row after row of tombstones mark the graves of the city’s dead, from the earliest Chinese immigrants to those who have only recently died. In the Asian tradition, many of these graves are … Continue reading

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Emma Kisiel Views Death Through an Unusual Lens

The photographer's At Rest series explores the uniquely human need for funerals

Imagine stopping at the side of the road to give a dead possum a funeral, complete with flowers and stones marking the burial site. Most of us would likely cringe at the thought, but photographer Emma Kisiel has made it … Continue reading

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