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Eighth Podcast Trilogy- Memorial Ideas

Published: June 2, 2021

Brian talks about different ways that you can celebrate a life outside. He gives tips, ideas on the types of service as well as things to do during the service. 

Ideas on holding an outdoor celebration of life

Letter reading



Tree planting

Planting a memorial garden

Poem or Reading

Memorial walk/hike

Memorial picnic

Military honors 

Brian gives advice on how to plan an indoor memorial service, with ideas on locations, types of services and things to do during the service. 

Ideas for during the service:

Consider live streaming

Poems/ Readings


Tribute video


Flower placing ceremony

Memorial board/table

Memorial Stone Signing

Letter writing

Brian talks about ideas and tips for holding a beachside memorial. 


Memorial gathering

Writing in the sand

Floating shells out to sea instead of candles

Scattering of flowers/ petals 

Blowing bubbles or flying kites instead of releasing balloons

Candle lighting (possibly use electric candles that cannot blow out)

Reading of quotes/ poems

Bonfire instead of pyre

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