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Has Technology Changed Funeral Services Forever?

With advancements in modern technology, every facet of life has been affected – ideally for the better. Funeral services are no exception to this wave of change. Even mourning has evolved with the times to keep up with shifting societal expectations and emerging trends. While some may feel traditional practices should not be left behind, others believe there is significant value to incorporating technology into today’s funeral services.

Smart Tombstones

Imagine a QR code etched onto a headstone, leading you to a website where you can discover everything about the person resting there - their photos, favorite songs, and videos with loved ones. We have heard about this emerging technology, although it hasn’t hit our area yet. Would you consider it?

Attending a Virtual Funeral

Death can catch us unaware, but modern technology offers a way to be there for someone even if we can't physically attend. At Symonds-Madison, we embrace the concept of virtual funerals, providing a way to honor and remember our loved ones when circumstances prevent us from being present.

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Digital Memorials

You can capture and preserve precious memories of the person you're celebrating through photo slideshow and video recordings. This allows you to find solace in your own way, at your own pace. And the best part? No fancy equipment is needed, and it won't cost you a dime.

Virtual Condolences

With today’s technology, send heartfelt condolences from the comfort of your computer or phone with the click of a button. Virtual cards and arrangements along with digital guestbooks offer a convenient and thoughtful way to express your sympathy. For an extra special touch, loved ones can send a physical card complete with a QR code that leads to a personalized video message for the grieving family.

Technology is here to stay, and it can be a guiding light even in our darkest times. While traditional funerals have been the norm for centuries, the online era offers a personalized approach for families looking to honor their loved ones who have passed away. At Symonds-Madison, we take the stress out of funeral planning and help you navigate the next steps. Contact us today to learn more about how you can create a memorable service for your loved one.

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