How to Send a Death Notice Online
A death notice, also known as a funeral announcement, a death announcement, or a funeral invitation, is commonly sent to friends and family to announce the death of a loved one. Historically, making a death notice has required that a payment be made to a newspaper or publication of choice, somewhat akin to a classified advertisement. But today, with the proliferation of the internet and internet-connected devices, many individuals are turning to sharing a death notice online, whether it be on social media sites like Facebook, via text, or simply via email. Publishing an obituary online also gives the community of the deceased the chance to reconnect and learn more about their loved one's life, through the lens of others.
You can send a death notice or funeral announcement via email to an entire community on Ever Loved. To start, simply create a memorial website for a loved one, with information such as the loved one’s profile image, name, date of birth, date of death, and funeral event details. From there, visit the tab in the header called “Send email,” add the emails of the people you’d like to announce a death to, and click the Send button.
Your email recipients will then receive a simple yet elegant notice via email. The email looks great when viewed either on a computer or a mobile phone, especially important since many people today check their emails on their smartphones.
If you prefer to share the link directly, you can copy your sharing URL in your Management dashboard. The public URL to your website can be shared easily and is accessible by everyone. Anyone with the URL can visit your memorial website, read the obituary, learn about event details, engage with the community, and much more.
Additionally, you can share your memorial website to Facebook by clicking the Share to Facebook button. Sharing your memorial website to Facebook is an easy and quick way to enable your friends and family to also share the post on their own timelines. This is an efficient way to alert many members of your community to a death, quickly. It also acts as an online alternative to publishing an obituary or death notice in the newspaper. Friends and family who see your post will be able to read the obituary, learn about upcoming events, and share their condolences all in one place.
When someone decides to click the button that says “RSVP,” they will be directed to your loved one’s memorial website where they can learn more about the funeral events and even RSVP.
Once you start to receive RSVPs, you can track who is attending and who isn’t by visiting your “RSVPs” page. It’s useful to know who is coming and who isn’t because it allows you to be more prepared for any upcoming funeral events by knowing the guest list and count for each event. Guests can update or edit their RSVP at any time. If you're not interested in collecting RSVPs, you have the option of disabling that on your memorial website.
If you're hosting an online or virtual event, you can leave the information for the event in the additional details section of the event. You can also leave a link to the livestream so that anyone visiting the page can easily view the video at the time of service.
Interested in sending a funeral announcement online on Ever Loved? Simply create a free memorial website for your loved one to get started. Use the “Send email” tool to help you make the death announcement with ease via email and use the “RSVPs” tool to help you better manage your guest list.