How To Create An Online Memorial on Ecorial

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If you’re looking for a meaningful and interactive way to memorialize someone you’ve lost, whether recently or years ago, create an online memorial with Ecorial. Creating memorials for those we love and have lost is an inherent part of human nature. We have always marked the graves of those who have passed. So, it makes sense that in our modern, online world, we would be drawn to memorialize our loved ones in our online spaces. Using the internet to connect all of our memorials online is a beautiful reflection of how we are all truly connected. Ecorial is a cutting-edge online memorial service that brings a loved one’s physical resting place online where it can be shared with family and friends. 

What Is an Online Memorial?

Online memorials have become very common in the last couple of decades, as people with social media sites pass away. Family and friends leave these pages up as a way to keep their memories of the loved one who passed alive. Those in mourning use the sites to post written memories, and videos of themselves sharing memories of the departed loved one. It’s also very common to share old photos of the person who passed, making these memorial social media sites places where those left behind could make new memories of their departed loved one.

Online memorials have developed into sites dedicated entirely to memorializing someone who’s passed, with similar features to popular social media platforms.

What Is Ecorial?

Ecorial is a unique, location-based online memorial site that records and displays your nature memorials. Upload the exact location where you laid your loved one to rest, and have it marked forever on the Ecorial Memory Map. For example, many people scatter their loved one’s ashes in their favorite nature spot or backyard. With Ecorial, you can upload the exact coordinates of this resting place to the online memory map. Ecorial also offers interactive features by creating a unique online page for each memorial. Family and friends can visit this online memorial to share memories, videos, and photos of the one who passed. These memorials can be open to the public, or you can make the account private and assessable only to those with whom you share the link. All Ecorial memorials are published on the memory map, with private accounts displaying as ‘anonymous.’

How To Make An Online Memorial

You can easily create an Ecorial online memorial through their website or the Ecorial app. Download the app for Apple and Android devices.

  1. You will also need to create an account and sign in for both the app and the website. Once logged in, Ecorial will take you to the My Memorials page, which you can always access at the bottom of the app in the navigation bar. Here you can create memorials or visit memorials you’ve saved. The app and website use the same steps for the rest of the process.
  2. If you’re wondering how to create an online memorial, it’s straightforward. Click “create a new memorial.” Next, you’ll be prompted to:
  3. Enter the person’s name.
  4. That will take you to their blank memorial page.
  5. From here, select if this is a public or private page.
  6. Now it’s time to upload a photo of your loved one. You’ll also have the option of downloading a background photo for their page.
  7. Next, create a tagline. This will go under the person’s name. It could be one of their favorite quotes or something sentimental like “Beloved grandmother, mother, sister, and friend.”
  8. Now you can set your beloved departed’s dates of birth and death.
  9. This final piece may be a little emotional, and that’s ok. Here you’ll enter your beloved’s life story. You can be as detailed or as brief as you want. It’s also ok to delegate this task to someone close to the person who passed.

When you’re at your loved one’s final resting place, click the button “record spot.” This will take you to a page with two options. One is to record your exact location. You would choose this option if scattering someone’s ashes at sea or at their burial plot. Or, you can choose to insert an address if you’re not at the physical site of the resting place. You’ll be prompted to add the date and time of the burial if you’re not recording during the actual ceremony.

  1. Now you’ll be asked to describe the type of ceremony. Was it a burial, land scattering, tree memorial, or water scattering?
  2. Next, you can add a description of the resting place if you like.
  3. Now, you’re given the option of taking and uploading a photo of your loved one’s final resting place.
  4. Finally, now that you’ve created your loved one’s online memorial, you can use Ecorial to share the webpage and Memory Map with family and friends.