You may have seen a video slideshow with photographs before a funeral containing fond memories for the loved ones in attendance to reflect on. Imagine if all of these precious memories were stored in a sacred place everyone can go back to? That is the purpose of a memory medallion. It’s a memorialization option that you can add on to any monument.
What are memory medallions?
Getting a loved one's name engraved on a monument is a tradition that works great for those who will physically visit the cemetery. For those who have busy schedules or live far away, this may be a disappointing time for them, and can even lead to some personal resentment. Luckily, there is a solution that involves advanced technology. A memory medallion is a memorization option that can be added to a monument with a QR code that anyone can access using a smartphone. Nowadays, it has become the new norm to share things on the cloud and virtually see stored items. This medallion will hold stories, images and videos that can easily be accessed through a personalized website and shared through email or social media. Not only is it convenient, but it helps to preserve the memory of your loved one for years to come.
Share more, Personalize more
There is no right or wrong way to customize a memory medallion. That means that you can personalize what you want the medallion to hold and how you want it to look. You may share more than just pictures for those who may not have known the person, maybe including a funny or heroic story of their life. Pass on family recipes for upcoming seasons and holidays without the responsibility of losing grandma’s handwritten notecards. You can also add videos from their childhood or photos of your own right from your phone. The sky's the limit here on what you can include. Memory medallions are made from laser-etched stainless steel and available in many styles to choose from so you can make it stand out against the monument color.
Memory Medallions-A Break Down
Now that we learned what memory medallions are and how they are beneficial, here is a quick breakdown.
Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery is a non-profit cemetery located at 6100 Three Notch Road in Mobile, Alabama. We are here to help those who are in need and make it a priority to preserve the memories of your loved ones in a dignified, honorable and comfortable place. Visit us online at www.mobilememorialgardens.org and learn about the memorialization options we provide. If you have suffered a loss and would like to speak to us, please call us at 251-661-1333.
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