Remembering A Life Idea Guide
Remembering A Life tools are versatile and can be used in a variety of ways in your funeral home and within your community. We’ve provided you with a few ideas to get you started but there is so much more you can do. Take some cues from your families and community to determine how you can use Remembering A Life to inspire the families you serve.
Download Idea Guide
Need additional inspiration or have some questions about how you can most effectively tailor this community outreach initiative in your area? Call NFDA and ask to speak with a member of the Marketing Team – we’re excited to help you get the word out!
Instantly connect your families to the resources they need to plan or preplan a funeral, support others and begin the grief journey when you link to RememberingALife.com on your firm’s website. Your families will have immediate access to the information they need to create a beautiful and meaningful service and tools they can use as they begin to mourn the death of their loved one.
Public Service Announcements
Inspire and encourage your families to hold meaningful funerals for their loved ones by using NFDA’s series of professionally produced PSAs. The PSAs are available to post on your website, use in community presentations or work with your local or cable TV channel to run the spots.
Encourage families to explore the Remembering A Life Book Club to learn how literature can help them on their grief journey. Or host a book club in your funeral home or community!
NFDA’s popular line of consumer brochures, have been redesigned for Remembering A Life. Each brochure directs readers to visit Remembering A Life for additional resources.
- Every Life Deserves a Tribute (suicide, overdose)
- Creating a Meaningful Funeral
- Embalming – Answers to Your Questions
- Grieving the Loss of a Pet
- Healing After the Loss of a Loved One
- Helping Children Through their Grief
- Preplanning a Meaningful Funeral
- Understanding Cremation
Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Tools and resources, including conversation cards, to inspire your families to have the Talk of a Lifetime
Youth & Funerals
Conveying the importance of a child's participation in a memorial or funeral service can be often difficult for funeral directors to discuss with families. To assist members in having meaningful conversations with families, caregivers and the community, the Funeral Service Foundation has developed a suite of Youth & Funerals resources, including a booklet and video.
The items in the Remembering A Life Self-care Box were carefully selected to help grieving individuals find relaxation, reflect and remember. How and when they are used is up to the individual – there is no "right" or "wrong" way or time. The important thing is to use them when ready to do so, whether that's today, tomorrow, or weeks – even months – from now:
- Memory Jar
- Essential Oil
- Dragonfly Keychain
- Rose Quartz Stone
- Water Bottle
Checklists for Families
Looking for a simple way to help families in their time of need? Provide them with timely checklists that help them stay organized and informed on what they need to do after a death has occurred. From a list of organizations to contact, to how to contact reporting agencies and memorialize social media accounts, our Remembering A Life checklists are free for NFDA members to download and give to their families.
A curated a collection of legacy films you can use in your community to help families understand the power of storytelling and inspire them to tell stories about their loved ones. Each tells the story of an ordinary person who lived an extraordinary life by living passionately and having a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones.
Downloadable Social Media Posts
Monthly suites of Remembering A Life social media posts are free for NFDA members to download and use on their firm’s Facebook page. These posts take the work out of directing your families to the resources they need to be informed about their options.