Honoring friends and family is a great way to celebrate and commemorate someone special. It is also a meaningful and lasting way to honor the memory of a loved one and to participate in a memory-sharing movement.
There are many things you can do with the homepage, such as write a story, share your favorite photos and memories, or use this page for parties and fundraising. Because everything is stored centrally, anyone can access it at any time.
Tributize is a great online space that brings communities together to remember, share and show that they are supported.
Start a memory page to celebrate the memory of the person you love and share it with friends and family.
Write a free obituary, organize RSVP control meetings, coordinate logistics, and catering, send updates, share photos and videos. Let your community know if you are raising money for funerals, medical expenses, family support, or charity. You can also create private groups for family and friends in your community and arrange logistics and other support.
Add all your photos to the shared gallery. Encourage others to cooperate and contribute. Images and media that are shared by different people can give a more complete picture of the life and character of your loved one.
Share your story and memories in an easy way on Facebook, Twitter and email.
Join us on tributize.com, where we explore the nuances and details of preparing to celebrate the life of your loved one. Here we will discuss specific topics such as writing obituaries, ordering ceremonies and compliments, choosing places, and family policy issues. But first, why did we create this tool?
Tributize is a forum for communities that meet at the moment of death. Often these are the moments when we are the saddest and neediest. In recent years, I have had the privilege and task of organizing 5 funerals (or 8, depending on how important this is), and every time I thought: "I can certainly use this tool to help me organize all this." In the end, I created this tool, and now I share it with others so that others can use it too.
When a person dies, there's so much information. I had to call a hundred people to tell them about the death of a loved one, which is quite tiring. Then I coordinated the time and place of service with my family and important friends, found a place, and when the decision was made, I had to call these 100 people to share all this information. The "phone chain" technique works, but it takes a long time, breaks down easily, and sometimes causes headaches (for example, when "Uncle Johnny" gets nervous because I asked "Aunt Audrey's" opinion before I asked her).
Tributize offers everyone a common space to organize everyone in their community, with the ability to create private groups for important decision-makers, and with the tools to disseminate all-important public information when it becomes available. This is an iterative process that allows information to be updated in real-time. And everyone in your community can see what's going on and get updates on your phone or computer by visiting tributize.com.
When a loved one comes in, many people want to get involved, but few people know exactly how to do it. I remember the funeral, which was attended by 30 bouquets of flowers, but no one thought to bring coffee. With tributize.com, you can add a wish list to any event to make your community feel comfortable and able to contribute when you are in control and to make sure that there is a lot of coffee.
11 ways to be there for grieving friends
Grief is like a heartbreak of love. Only with the bitter certainty that the person who is crying really never comes back. How do we deal with pain? How can we help friends who have lost an important caregiver from their lives? So today we are going to explain eleven ways of being there for mourners.
As absurd as it sounds, the simplest and most honest questions are often no longer asked in the face of death. How are you doing right now? What are you feeling? And yes, it takes strength and, above all, time to endure the answers.
Mourners have to talk. Scenes from the hospital, last impressions: the stories will repeat themselves. But that's more than usual. Listening can be frightening because dying and everything related to it scares us. In contrast, people who mourn are often afraid of annoying those around them. Controls against it!
Not everyone suddenly died, but someone with a name. And you should also use it. Fully aware. Nobody will feel hurt because you keep using the name. But on the contrary. Using the name is the basis for memory and respect. We experience far too often that the "deceased," the "dead," or even the "corpse" is spoken of. Always talk about the name. The person is forever in the hearts of your friends and lives on in the memories - and that than the person, your friends, knew and loved. So don't be shy, the "deceased" is and remains an individual.
Be specific and pragmatic. After a death, mourners have so much to do besides the actual grief. Organize the funeral, take care of the inheritance, realign your life and, of course, be sad. "Should I take care of the children this afternoon?" "Should I accompany you to the undertaker or the cemetery?" Or "I will cook something for us this evening!"
We all remember all too well how helpful it was to be told during the first heartache that you could get over it. And telling how long someone was terrible or how quickly someone was beautiful isn't helpful. Nobody does that with malicious intent, of course, but what mourners hear and feel between the lines always surprises us. So open your eyes and heart and let phrases like "With my grandmother back then ..." be best.
When children are among the mourners, normal everyday life must be maintained. School, hobbies and friends. Mourning parents often fail to do this in the first phase. Offering specific help here is the best for the children and also for parents. It is similar to adults. Normal things can stay normal. Keep up the invitation to watch football or girls brunch. If someone doesn't come, they just don't come. But, out of the wrong caution, not being invited is worse. Those who mourn are not sick.
Grief often comes in waves. You have to get a feel for when conversations are appropriate. It can help to create situations, especially in the chaos of the first days. Sit quietly together, have tea and rest. Respond to your friends. You know each other. Speak, be silent, hug or just not be alone? Trust in your gut feeling. It may take longer than usual to put your thoughts in order or find words. You will get a feel for how you can best behave.
You know each other and what you need in stressful situations. Of course, this is an extraordinary one - and above all unknown. Therefore, trust in what has done you right before the loss. It is as important as it is difficult not to pretend. But once again, your friends have something they can rely on. Be there as yourself So you give your counterpart the feeling of not being left alone. An honest "everything is shit" sometimes fits more than a "my condolences."
Please never say phrases like "It will be all right," "Soon it will be better," "Mourning will be less." If someone wants to cry, he can do it. No matter when, where and how long. With extreme losses, the environment is often considered. For example, we often observe that the loss of parents is often underestimated. From friends from partners, but also the social environment.
It cannot be said often enough: mourners can also laugh. Thanks to a funny anecdote that comes to mind about the person they lost or simply because one of you was fluffy. We see again and again that some look puzzled because the closest mourners suddenly have a moment of humor. It is important not to forbid the little jokes of everyday life.
Every death is bad and incomprehensible, and you never know beforehand how to react to it. And that's why no grief is like any other. Some of your friends will withdraw and don't want to talk. Others take a step forward and seek exchange. Give your friends time and don't force them into a mourning schedule.
On airplanes, it is said that the breathing masks should be put on first. The same applies to deal with mourners. We as friends and acquaintances, also have to take care of ourselves. Because I can only help if I am fine myself.
As you are moving on to the next stage and phase in your life and career, i wish you all the best. may you find success and smooth in all you do.
thanks for the friendship over the last 7 yrs. we have our fair share of up and down through the years, but as u know, anything i am here to support. and thanks for the support all these while too.
Almost everyone has something or someone that they really love. It’s human nature to seek out things in life which bring fun and give us pleasure, and to show enthusiasm towards what we enjoy.
While some might deride “fangirls” or “fanboys”, here at Tributize we recognise the value of passionately supporting something or someone, and we’ve created a perfect space to you to celebrate your passions.
Read on to learn more about what it means to be a fan, and how you can use Tributize to create a lasting tribute to the person or people that you admire the most.
A fan is a person who shows a strong interest, admiration and enthusiasm for something or someone. This could be a musician, film star or actor, book or movie, or even a politician. Or it could be a sports team, or a whole genre, such as sci-fi or fantasy.
The word “fan” originates from the word “fanatic”, a word first used around 1550 in England. Fanaticism is defined as “ a belief or behaviour involving uncritical zeal or an obsessive enthusiasm.” It was predominantly used in the context of religion and referred to blind faith and the persecution of people who dissented with a particular view. In the 17th century, if someone called you a fanatic they probably meant that you’d been possessed by a demon or were likely to be a proponent of burning heretics!
Fortunately, now, there are more pleasant connotations around being a fan. Being a fan is about more than having a mild liking for something, though - it’s a strong devotion to the concept or person in question. Sometimes this means some changes to the fan’s lifestyle. They might attend conventions, post online about the object of their admiration or collect items relating to them, maybe even decorating their home with emblems or memorabilia.
There is a growing field of evidence which shows that being a fan is actually good for you and brings health benefits as well as a sense of purpose. Fans have better mental health and a strong sense of belonging.
A major part of being a fan is being part of a larger community. This could mean being a member of an official fan-club; older readers might remember sending off stamped addressed envelopes to join the snail mail fan clubs of the 80s, and getting signed postcards and badges in return through the post.
Young people, in particular, tend to build a community around the music that they like - it reflects who they are and sometimes who they are friend with, and they may dress and behave accordingly. This holds true for the indie kids of the 2020s, just as much as it did in the 1960s and 1970s when the youth of Britain identified themselves as mods or rockers.
There’s an ancient kind of tribalism about fandom, which we also see with sports fans too, who wear their team’s strip or colours and chant songs together. Sharing your passion with others makes you feel like you are part of something bigger than yourself. Science tells us that identifying with a sports team can help prevent depression, while music fans benefit from a huge dopamine release when their favourite band plays.
Research has also shown fans of sports and TV dramas to have advanced critical thinking - this seems to be partly connected with imagining complex situations involving sports players on the field, and suspending disbelief when immersing oneself in a complex alternative reality in a TV show. This is a far cry from the perceived lack of critical thinking of the religious fanatics of yore.
There are plenty of ways you can show your interest in something or someone online. You can follow them on social media or sign up to their mailing list, or write about them on your own social media. Some people even go so far as writing fan fiction about their heroes or heroines, or set stories in the fictitious worlds of the genre that they love.
Here at Tributize, our offering goes further than this. You can write a whole page of your own, dedicated to the person or people that you admire, and that page will last forever on the internet. You might choose a famous musician like Adele or Prince, or a sporting legend like Sir Alex Ferguson.
Tributize gives you the freedom to express your admiration in whichever way you choose - you can upload photographs and videos and tell your own story. Perhaps you’ve met your favourite celebrity in real life, or there’s a particular anecdote about them that you want to share? Maybe you want to tell the world about the first time you heard their music or saw one of their movies, or about where you were when your team won an important match.
Tributize gives you a platform to share these memories.
You might also want to write a Tribute to a lesser-known celebrity or personality. Perhaps there’s a band you love, who not many people have heard of, and you’d love them to have a wider audience. Or maybe there’s an influencer or writer who’s made a big difference to your life and you think their work could help other people.
Either way, Tributize gives you the chance to show your appreciation. It’s more personal than “liking” a Facebook page or following someone on Twitter, and it has more depth than simply sharing snippets on social media. And who knows, the object of your admiration might even see your Tribute page, and appreciate knowing how much they are appreciated and loved.
Getting started on Tributize is easy, and it’s free too! All you need to do is set up an account, then you’re free to write your fan page.
Who will you choose? Film star, musician, influencer, author, sports hero? The options are endless and the choice is yours!
Happy birthday to you Rani. Many happy returns of the day stay safe, healthy and blessed.