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Make the Difference of a Lifetime

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Life. There’s a lot to talk about.

Having the Talk of a Lifetime can make the difference of a lifetime. It can help reacquaint us with our loved ones and help us get to know them in a new and different way. Finding a way to start talking with a loved one may be the most difficult part; however, we might find that once the conversation starts, it may be hard to stop. The Funeral and Memorial Information Council encourages you to take advantage of the following resources to help you and your loved ones Have the Talk of a Lifetime. Deep down, most of us want to know that we, in some way, made a difference in this world — that we mattered to someone, and that after we die, we will be fondly remembered by those who knew and cared for us. When grieving a death, memorialization – taking time to honor the life of a loved one in a meaningful way – and remembering the difference a loved one made in our lives can be an important step in the journey toward healing.

Download our free checklist and workbook, and use them to guide and record your conversations.

Make the Difference of a Lifetime

You can Have the Talk of a Lifetime with anyone you hold dear—your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, a spouse. It can happen anywhere you and your loved one are most comfortable—over a meal, at home, on a walk, while playing a game. The talk can be between you and your loved one, or you could include others, like family or friends. Your conversation can take place at any time, not just at the end of life.

Download this free activity guide filled with fun and interactive ways to help you and your family Have the Talk of a Lifetime.

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Conversation Cards

Sitting down with loved ones to talk about their lives can be a rich and satisfying experience. Learning about memorable events, people, places, values and lessons they have learned can help bring you closer to the people you care about. It’s called having the talk of a lifetime and this deck of 50 conversation starter cards can help you do it!

This deck of Conversation Cards can turn sharing your Talk of a Lifetime into a game.

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