What are online memorials?
Online memorials are now very commonplace, and represent a beautiful, modern way of memorializing a person and their unique journey, instead of using social media, which can be less private and open to advertising and spam.
Online Memorial Pages are usually secure, purpose built platforms that allow people to upload photos and videos as well as writing life stories in a collaborative environment.
Who creates them?
Often they are created by a close friend or relative, and sometimes colleagues, and can be shared with a group who can contribute with their own memories and life stories.
These memories are then captured and stored forever in a safe and secure way, keeping their treasured memories close to our hearts.
Some common features
- Sharing photos
- Slideshow / gallery
- High resolution video upload
- Private or public settings
- Life story timeline
Top 3 Online Memorial Websites
#1 – Skymorials.com
Skymorials was founded in 2013 in Australia, and differentiates themselves by having secure invite only privacy controls, and SSL encryption across the whole platform, as well as publishing online obituaries for major newspapers.
You can start a private online memorial draft page for free, and it’s just a single one-time fee of USD $90 to publish it to a private domain and share it with others.
#2 – Tributes.com
Tributes.com is an older USA based service that has a page builder for adding content, photos and multimedia. A memorial page costs $50 to create and works on desktop but not mobile.
#3 – HeavenAddress
HeavenAddress, like Skymorials.com is also Australian founded, and allows people to create pages which people can access and share, but can’t be made private from what we can tell. They are in partnership with a lot of funeral homes in Australia as well.
Choose a service that fits your needs, most people want the option for privacy which is important, while also caring about how easy the page is to use by friends and family.