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sep - For Website DesignThe Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) encourage families to Have the Talk of a Lifetime – to engage in meaningful conversations reflecting on the past and planning for the future.


For various cultures, this time of year includes many opportunities to remember, honor, reminisce, share and express gratitude – beginning the end of October with Hallows’ Eve, Halloween, All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day and Dia de los Muertos, throughout the month of November with Veterans Day, World Kindness Day, Thanksgiving, National Day of Listening and National Day of Giving.

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Holidays are the perfect time to celebrate and Have the Talk of a Lifetime  with your loved ones. As families and friends gather for the holidays, take the time to create a special family event and begin a new tradition, one that matters most.

The Helping Grieving Hearts Heal  program is a resource to help your family have those important conversations. Finding a way to start talking with a loved one may be the most difficult part, Have the Talk ​of a Lifetime Conversation Cards are available to help start those conversations.

Need help getting started?  It’s easy.

1) Choose one of the days below. For more details about each event, click on the name of the event.

November 13  – World Kindness Day
November 26 – Thanksgiving Day
November 27 – National Day of Listening
December 1    - National Day of Giving -Giving Tuesday

2) Gather your family and friends
3) Print the Activity Guide or the Holiday Guide 

Begin sharing those meaningful stories. Be creative, have fun and make it memorable. Stories heal and memories last a life time!

We would love for you to share ideas on your new tradition and what matters most to you and your loved ones.  Email us below or visit our Facebook page to share your story and help others create a meaningful event.

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