Online Remembrance

How Online Remembrance Benefits The Grieving

As times change and technology continues to advance, we realize how important online remembrance is to the legacies of the loved ones we have lost. Do you remember when a funeral or memorial service was the only real way to celebrate someone’s life? We understand the need for alternative ways to create lasting memorials that are accessible to family and friends all over the world.

A laptop with the my LifeJars online remembrance wall showing how to display tributes

Honoring Those We Have Lost

We know your families, friends, and pets mean the world to you. You share so many treasured memories with them. We can relate. We know you want a place to store all those moments, so they can be shared with future generations. Creating an online remembrance provides a permanent place you can do just that. 

Whether you create an online memorial or an online tribute, you make it possible for family and friends to grieve together. It helps create a sense of community and support during a trying time, and for years to come. 

Outlining The Benefits Of Online Remembrance

It is not necessary to go to a physical location to feel close to a loved one that is no longer with us. These days, the click of a button allows you to relive happy memories and feel closer to those you have lost. 

Here are a few benefits to online remembrance:

  • Keep memories alive -  An online memorial offers the opportunity to share not only stories, but photos and videos of loved ones. Other family members and friends probably have different memories than you, so this provides a place where all of you can share your own.
  • Connections and sharing - Families are often scattered all over the world. An online remembrance offers a chance to connect, grieve, and learn from each other.
  • Easy access - You don’t have to drive to a cemetery or the location someone’s ashes were scattered. You can just log in and instantly start reliving cherished memories.
  • Memory preservation - We don’t want to dwell on the negatives, but what if there was a fire or flood? Precious memories can be destroyed in an instant. If you preserve things online, you avoid losing what you hold dear. 

Taking the First Step to Create an Online Remembrance 

Now that you know why online remembrance can be beneficial, let’s talk about how easy it is to do. My LifeJars offers the perfect place for you to remember your family members, friends, and pets. Our app gives you the option to create legacies for people and animals.

First, by clicking on the Remembrance Wall tab, you get the option to create a legacy. Next, you’ll notice there is a candle icon by this option, since this is for those people and pets who are no longer with us. After that, create a Legacy to get started. Finally, add personal details about the person or pet you want to remember.

Once you create the legacy, you can edit the profile and add more detailed information. You also want to make sure you check the Allow Tributes box. This makes it possible for others to share their memories with you. The legacy will now appear on your Remembrance Wall. You can complete this process for as many people or pets you want to memorialize.

Create Your Online Remembrance Wall Using My LifeJars

How to Use My LifeJars Memory Jars

As we mentioned before, one of the great things about an online remembrance is the ability to add photos, videos, and audio files. The My LifeJars app makes it easy for you to organize your life and capture your memories. This is where our jars come into play.

The Memory Jars are divided into five different stages: childhood, teenager, young adult, adult, and later life. You might see more or less of these, depending on how old the person was that you’re remembering. We feel it is important to make each legacy as complete as you can. Memories don’t have to be from just one stage in life.

For each memory, you have the option to add documents, photos, videos, or audio files. You can also add any other details you can remember, along with dates and locations. Recollections and sharing features are also available for each memory. This allows others to share their thoughts with you.

Adding Items to the My LifeJars Things Jars

My LifeJars also offers another group of jars to store other items in. The Things Jars are divided into six categories: personal certificates, vital documents, important information, business essentials, real life things, and significant bits & pieces. 

As you can see, you have a variety of storage options. Personal certificates is a good place for a birth certificate, but you can also include any awards or honors your loved one might have earned. Store a passport, license, or will in the vital documents jar. 

The other jars are good for other important papers, like insurance or business documents. Plus, you can also save recipes, poems, kids’ artwork, and pictures of keys (so your loved ones know what the keys go to).

The Importance Of Sharing Your Online Remembrance

After you have everything sorted out and put it online, then you can start sharing the online remembrance you created for your loved one. This important step alerts others that there is a place they can go to remember someone they loved online. It also opens up the option for them to share their memories and stories with others. It creates a shared space where others can grieve together, no matter where they live.

Use these options to share your online remembrance:

  • Send a text with a link to the page
  • Email the link to the page
  • Send a video announcement
  • Invite people directly using the My LifeJars platform

Looking at Your Online Memorial Options

Technology changes every day and there are so many options out there for online remembrance.

Keep these things in mind when choosing what is best for you:

  • History - Look at how long the website has been around and what other people have to say about it.
  • Longevity - You want your online memorial for your loved one to be around for a long time, so make sure you check to see how long it will be live on the internet.
  • Ease of use - Take a look at the user interface and see if it’s easy to use. Also, make sure to check out that you can add all the extras you want, like photos, videos, and music.
  • Security - Make sure the website has added protection and measures put into place to make sure all of your information is protected.
  • Hosting environment - Reliability is a big factor in making sure your online remembrance is always accessible.

You also might want to check with friends and family to see if they know of any great options. Reviews can give you some good feedback, but if you can find someone you know and trust who has used a product, that is even better.

Other Ways to Celebrate the Ones We Lost

Online remembrance is just one way you can remember those you have lost. It allows you to share your grief with others who knew the deceased. You can share endless memories and stories with family and friends throughout the world. You create a support community, too.

In addition, below you will find a few other ways to celebrate your loved ones:

  • Keep celebrating the person’s birthday
  • Visit the person’s grave annually
  • Donate to a charity in their name
  • Plant a tree in their memory
  • Make something out of their old clothing, like a quilt
  • Organize an event in their honor
  • Visit a place that was special to them
  • Eat one of their favorite foods
  • Watch their favorite film

Don’t Be Afraid To Tell Your Story Now

It’s never too early to start sharing your story. It might not be something you want to think about right now, but take our advice and start now. Our app allows you to store all of your personal information, including personal documents, passwords, memories, photos, and videos, so you protect your legacy when you are gone. 

What Are the Benefits of My LifeJars?

My LifeJars offers a basic account that is free forever and never expires, as long as you are active and assign a My LifeJars Guardian.

With this basic account store 24 memories, 24 things, 16 passwords upload file sizes up to 10MB and access 2GB of data storage. Create a life profile for yourself as well as for 4 other family members or friends and 4 legacies.

Only switch to a Gold paid account if you want to add unlimited memories, things & passwords, unlimited life profiles & legacies, upload file sizes up to 500MB including videos and store 200GB of data across all the profiles and legacies you create.

The My LifeJars app offers the following benefits:

  • Encrypted data - very advanced and multiple layered cryptographic protection.
  • Safety and security - access and review your information anywhere in the world with secure authentication.
  • No advertising - you will not be shown any ads from third party platforms while using the app.
  • Supports giving - My LifeJars donates 10% of annual subscriptions to our Partners, which you select to support.

Create Your Forever FREE My LifeJars Account Now. It’s easy to do, offers you peace of mind and control of WHO can access your memories, vital documents, important information and passwords - and WHEN they can access them, NOW or in the FUTURE.