A tribute is a very special homage that is delivered as an acknowledgment of gratitude, admiration and respect. It is not like any other kind of message, speech or recognition and should be delivered as a very meaningful and memorable gift to a loved one.
Before you create a tribute, keep in mind that they are primarily focused on the following: to honor and celebrate a loved one's life and achievements, to cherish all their special moments and memories, and to inspire people to be the best they can be. Below some areas to focus on when you create a myTribute memorial designed to be a dearly departed loved one's everlasting tribute.
Opening myTribute Message
When creating a tribute's opening message, it is most important to make sure the message is from the heart since it will be everyone's first impression. However, if the opening message is too long and wordy, most people are likely to lose their concentration and miss the key points you were trying to make. Also, a well-prepared opening message should not be too short since it will seem like little effort was put into it. Creating the right length of an opening message is very important and finding the right balance between too short and too long is the key to a great opening message.
Admiration and Respects
Tributes should always focus on showing admiration and respect for the dearly departed. A great way to do this is to highlight their legacy, all the good moments and life stories that made a positive impact in people's lives. Remember, the essence of the tribute is to let everyone understand their true character and relive some warm memories and good times.
Audience and Tone
The people visiting a tribute are usually family, friends and those others that came in daily contact with the dearly departed. It is important to create an uplifting and positive tone to celebrate and honor their life instead of making it more like a funeral or memorial service. Ideally, the opening message will set the tone and encourage everyone to share some kind words, stories and memories. Collecting these type of compassionate words and stories will create a positive environment and tone that helps heal those that are hurting and suffering with their untimely loss.
For a tribute, it is very important to represent the family of the dearly departed. When one is responsible for creating a tribute, they should consult directly with immediate family members about all the details and information. Afterwards, they should go through everything together to be on the same page with all the details and information that will be presented in the tribute.
Honor and Celebrate the Life and Legacy of a Loved One
Focus Less on Funeral Cost and Memorial Expenses