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Online Memorial Websites

What Are Memorial Websites?

A memorial website is an online space to remember and celebrate someone’s life. It’s the 21st century’s answer to statues or monuments.

They are generally private spaces to share memories, photos, and stories about someone after they’ve died.

Why Create Or Join An Online Memorial Website?

Funerals are an important way of celebrating someone’s life. But for most of us, that’s only the beginning.

Online memorial websites, otherwise known as Support Hubs, allow you to continue to share memories, stay connected and celebrate their life long with family, friends and communities after the funeral has been and gone.

It’s easy and free, taking just a few minutes to create and share with friends and family, set one up today here.

What Do Online Memorial Pages Do?

Our take on online memorial pages or Support Hubs are more than just online memorials for the people you love.

That’s because they were created by Sam, our founder, after losing his Mum in 2016.

He created the Support Hubs in answer to some of the toughest challenges that he and his family faced in the years that followed.

As with other online memorials, you can:

  • Share memories, photos and messages to celebrate your loved ones life.

But we’ve also added other features to make what we know is an overwhelming time that little bit easier.

  • Share funeral information in one place, once - not hundreds of times.
  • Collect donations in memory of your loved one, and see how much you’ve raised.
  • Block out time for supportive visitors, and time just you.
  • Share to-do lists with friends and family so you can focus on what’s really important.
  • Space out thoughtful gifts and deliveries so your freezer doesn’t overflow and you don’t run out of vases.

These added features are probably why in our 2021 survey, 76% prefer to have a dedicated Support Hub than just using social media for an online memorial.

Can You Access Online Memorials At Any Time?

Friends and family can revisit the memories at any time, today or in the future, and share them with generations to come.

Our online memorial pages, Support Hubs, allow you to choose who’s part of your community, but they can also be shared on Facebook.

How To Create A Memorial Website?

You can set up your online memorial website with Octopus Legacy in two ways:

  1. Through your funeral director: We work with lots of funeral directors who will set up a Support Hub for you as a free part of their services
  2. Directly: Create a Support Hub here today.

How To Set Up Your Own Memorial Page Online

We’re not the only option, and you need to find what works for you.

You can create your own memorial page on websites like Wix or Squarespace. This usually requires a monthly or yearly fee.

Create A Memory Book Online:

Maybe you want something physical? Services like Photobox and Snapfish offer the ability to upload photos and create a digital memory book you can pay to print.

Why Do Funeral Directors Create Online Memorial Pages For Families?

Funeral Directors know that grief is overwhelming.

Which is why they know how important it is to:

  • Provide some structure to the chaos that follows
  • To build communities for you and your friends and family to come together.

Funeral directors across the UK are creating Octopus Legacy Support Hubs in just a minute for their families.

Because they know you're busy juggling everything else. Once they’re created the Support Hubs allow you to continue to celebrate and grieve the person you love.

How Much Does It Cost To Set Up An Online Memorial Website?

Most memorial websites are complicated, public, and charge for their services.

Free Memorial Websites

That’s the last thing any of us need to think about.

We made an online memorial website with a difference.

  1. Additional tools to support you in a chaotic time (see above).
  2. Private: only people you share your page with will see it, you can control who joins.
  3. No ads: this is your space.
  4. Easy to set up and use: set up a page in just 1 minutes.
  5. Free: now and always. No caveats. No added fees for special features. No ifs. No buts.

Need a helping hand?

You can ask our expert team who will support you every step of the way.

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