The Funeral and Memorial Information Council encourage families to Have the Talk of a Lifetime – to engage in meaningful conversations reflecting on the past and planning for the future.
There’s so much we experience in our lives. There are the big moments that shape us – graduation, a first job, getting married and starting a family, new home, and retirement. When we reflect on our lives, it’s these memories and milestones that may come to mind first.
But a life story is so much more than that. The small moments and people we meet along life’s journey are a part of us and helped shape who we are and what we value. Although we may know about some of the big moments in the lives of our loved ones, we may not know much about the other experiences and people who helped shape them.
Sitting down with our loved ones to talk about their lives can be rich and satisfying. Learning about memorable events and people, places and favorite activities, values, and lessons they have learned can help bring us closer to those we care about most.
Having the talk of a lifetime can make the difference of a lifetime.
(source - Remembering a Life)
Holidays are the perfect time to celebrate and Have the Talk of a Lifetime with your loved ones. As families and friends gather in November, take the time to create a special family event and begin a new tradition, one that matters most. Below is a list of a few holidays to start the talk!
For more details about each event listed below, click on the event title.
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.
Need help getting started? It’s easy. Choose one of the days above, gather your family and friends, print the holiday
guide or the activity guide and begin sharing those meaningful stories. Be creative, have fun and make it memorable!
If you are interested in purchasing the Have the Talk of a Lifetime deck of cards, please contact us using the email from below. Stories heal and memories last a life time!!
Other scheduled events being held in honor of Have the Talk of a Lifetime are listed below.
- #MondaysMoments Virtual Gathering - Memories Become Treasures
WHEN: November 13, 2023
TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Healing through the Holidays Education and Support Group - Virtual Gatherings
WHEN: Tuesdays, November 28 - December 19, 2023
TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- #MondaysMoments Virtual Gathering - Dare! Silence
WHEN: December 4, 2023
TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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 meaningful memories.
Contact Jackie Hook, our certified spiritual director and celebrant, by emailing us below or calling (814) 237-2712 to learn more.