We have a library of alternative text below which you are welcome to use to help you with your website copy and also any other written Tribute communications that you may want to produce such as newsletters and Press Releases.
More and more people are now using the internet as a means of commemoration and a Memorial Website can help you to express, keep and display valuable personal memories and thoughts about your loved one.
On a Memorial Website you can express your feelings about your loved one not just in words but in pictures, music and even video. You can also use your site to enable family and friends, however far away they live, to send their thoughts and to contribute as well, maybe by adding a lovely picture you've never seen or a special story you've never heard.
A memorial website enables friends and family to come together, not only in sharing memories and thoughts, but in supporting each other during the long and painful grieving process. Some people will also use their site to pass on information to family & friends about the funeral and later on anniversaries and other important occasions. A growing number are being used to help raise money for good causes in memory of their loved one.
In addition, memorial websites can be kept online indefinitely, meaning that you can create a lasting record and legacy to be kept in perpetuity for family and future generations to see.
In partnership with the online memorial charity MuchLoved you can now easily create your own Tribute web pages in memory of a loved one who is sadly and greatly missed. As your own special Tribute, these web pages can become a place of comfort to visit at any time or place, in order to help you remember and reflect.
Your web pages are kept private to you although you can also open them up either to selected friends and family or to the public at large. They are very easy to set up in just a matter of a few minutes and you can update and add to them whenever you want over time. Whilst they allow the people affected by bereavement to share their feelings of sadness and loss, they also provide a place with which to remember the joy that the person gave to them all.
In partnership with memorial website charity MuchLoved we are pleased to offer you a free service to create your own website in memory of a loved one.
The MuchLoved service provides you with rich functionality and beautiful designs so that you can easily create a beautiful memorial website to respect and cherish the memory of your loved one. The following features are all available for you to use immediately:
The Thoughts gallery is the area on your website where visitors can add their condolences and send wishes of love and support. It is quick and easy to add a thought and along with the rest of your site, you can edit and amend the display of all thoughts at any time you wish.
You can add any number of chapters of Life Stories to record memories and events. One of the key principles behind the MuchLoved service is that it does not matter how much information is added. You can add just one short note of Tribute or add as many chapters as you like without limit. This means that, over time, you can continually add to and develop your life story library of memories and recollections.
You can add as many pictures as you like to display in a picture gallery and also to link to any particular entry that they may specifically relate to. For example, you can link photos taken on a holiday to a Life Story entry about that holiday if you wish. These linked pictures can also be shown as a slideshow display to really help illustrate and bring a particular memory to life.
As well as pictures you can easily add numerous music tracks and video clips and even link them to particular entries just as you can do with pictures. This way a song that reminds you of a particular time of life, or a video clip taken on a special occasion, can easily be added to your website.
You are provided with a Timeline area where you can record key life time events to help build up a historical record of significant dates, achievements and events. Whilst this feature is there for you to use, if it is not right for you or you are not ready to create a Timeline, you can simply ignore and it will not display on your website.
You can also keep a personal diary on your Tribute for recording your feelings and your journey through grief. You can add as little or as much as you like and many people have found this section a helpful way of expressing feelings and of staying connected in some way to their loved one following their death. This Journal section can be kept totally private if you wish, even to invited guests.
You can also set up your Tribute with the option of accepting donations to your chosen charity from visitors. If you wanted to help us by raising donations in memory, you may find that this is a fitting and touching way of doing this. Any visitor who wants to donate will be directed to a secure online donate page to make their in memoriam donation.
You are provided with many different styles of design to choose from to really personalise your site. Also, if you have not added a particular element (such as video) it will not show as an option to visitors so you do not then show a ‘Nothing Here’ message. This is because we want your website to look beautiful, regardless of what information or how much you add.
In order to make the service easy for everyone to use there is a quick and simple five-step process to follow in order to create your Tribute, taking just a few minutes, and then you can view and start to develop your website immediately.
MuchLoved offers a free service and there is no commercial or promotional material added to your memorial. Its ethos is very different to many other memorial website organisations and you are provided with comprehensive privacy and access controls so that you can control who can visit and make contributions to your Tribute. Your website will not be opened up for public access unless you choose to select this option and you can create your trial Tribute with no obligation simply by visiting www.MuchLoved.com and then selecting the 'Create a Tribute' option.
We have come together with memorial website specialists MuchLoved to offer you the ability to create your own website dedicated to a loved one who has died.
MuchLoved is a charity set up to help bereaved people following a death and they have set up a memorial website service for us that is both easy to use and sensitively designed along with comprehensive privacy settings.
This new type of online memorial can have a number of benefits:
In order to make the service accessible to everyone the process to create your memorial is kept very simple and no computer programming or website experience is necessary. There is a quick five-step process to follow, taking just a few minutes, and then you can view and even share your website immediately.
All memorials are given a unique web address that is yours to keep. For example a Tribute to Jack Smith might be jack.smith.muchloved.com, but you can select your own name to use ( such as a nickname) if you prefer.
After this initial creation process, you can add content or make changes to it continually including designs and appearance. There are no limits to this so that you can always keep your Tribute looking exactly as you want it.
As a memorial website is your own personal expression of feelings and memories, it is clearly fundamentally important to give you the ability to set the level of privacy you want. In other words to let you control who can visit, what visitors are able to see and what they can add to your site.
As a result, after you first create your MuchLoved website, no one else has access to view or make changes. It is left to you to invite friends and family only when, and if, you are ready to do so, using an 'Invite Manager' which is provided. So whilst public access can be enabled if you wish, this is not done automatically.
As well as deciding who has access to view your website, you can also decide to review all visitor contributions first, before they are added to your site, so that there is no concern over the possibility of receiving unwanted postings. You can even request an email alert to be sent to you whenever a new contribution has been made!
In order to be able to keep a beautiful and lasting record and legacy for both present and future generations, MuchLoved hosts all websites so that they are always online whenever you want to visit over the days, months and years after your loss.
This means that you can create a Tribute and legacy that will last forever...
MuchLoved is a registered charity founded by Jonathan Davies after the death of his brother Philip at University in 1995. You can find out more about the background to MuchLoved and read their current news by visiting www.muchloved.com
We hope that you will consider joining in this very positive initiative by visiting MuchLoved and creating your own special memorial website.