In order to make the most sentimental memorial video for a loved one, it is important to include the happy times and memories they would like to look back on if they were still here. The memorial video is a way to see your loved one in their purest and happiest form. It is also a way to say a final goodbye to them as they make their way to a happier and peaceful state. A memorial video can be hard to watch for those still grieving, but it is a way to remember the good times that you shared with them while finding the positive during this difficult time. Here are the important features to every memorial video that you won’t want to forget!
Including the perfect pictures is what makes a memorial video so meaningful. The perfect pictures illustrate how the deceased lived their life and who and what they loved most. Here is a list of some of the best kinds of pictures to include for your loved ones:
- Pictures that show their hobbies and passions
- Pictures that show off their spirit and personality
- Pictures with family & friends
- Pictures from their childhood
- Pictures from special moments: vacations, weddings, graduations, etc.
For videos, it is great to include some quick clips of your loved one making a great addition to any memorial video. It lets us hear their voice and laugh one more time altogether. Videos are another way for us to see them and how they would act. They help us feel like they aren't really gone and still a part of our lives forever.
Picking the proper songs is what will create the emotional aspect of the video. Most beautiful memorial videos have songs that are sad and nostalgic, but it is also okay to go for a more upbeat and happy playlist if that is something you think they would have loved. Here are some of the most commonly used songs for memorial videos all around the world:
- “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Milder
- “You Raise Me Up” by Andrea Bocelli
- “All of Me” by John Legend
- “Over the Rainbow” by Eva Cassidy
- “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
- “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
Using proper transitions and effects along with the songs is important as well. Transitioning between the videos, songs, and pictures needs to be smooth and correctly planned out to make sure the video flows easily. Memorial videos usually continue to play on repeat throughout the services, so it is important there are not glitches between the slides. Having a video that is full of the right content and proper effects makes it an extremely memorable video!
It is important to always reflect on our sadness and how we feel during these videos as we forever remember our loved ones. At Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Services, we want to create the most breathtaking and memorable service for you and your loved ones. Contact us today at 617-472-5888 to learn more about our memorable services in the Quincy, MA area.