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How ‘selfie culture’ is changing the way we memorialize ourselves and others




A grave digger prepares for a funeral of an unidentified person at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries Mortuary in Los Angeles, California.
A grave digger prepares for a funeral of an unidentified person at Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks and Mortuaries Mortuary in Los Angeles, California.
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Funerals have served as a transitional period for the survivors of the deceased for centuries.

It’s a way to commemorate the deceased and can also help friends and family find closure. Eulogies and photo slideshows are two popular ways in which remembrances have taken form, but there are also numerous unconventional approaches that are just as effective in honoring the deceased.

For some, composing an obituary for themselves before dying has been found to be fulfilling, others might wish to record a video to be played at their funeral. What are some of the ways you’ve commemorated a loved one?

Call us at 866-893-5722 to share your story with us.

Guest:

Erik Larson, owner and  funeral director of Larson Family Mortuary in Santa Monica