We know that it’s not always possible for all family members and friends to come together when a death occurs. That’s why Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services now offers Online Webcasts for services, whether it’s an Alternatives Event™, a Funeral or Memorial Service, a Graveside ceremony, or a wake.
For families choosing an Online Webcast, they are provided with a private link. They then email this information to whomever they would like to invite to watch the Online Webcast, no matter where they live.
Benefits of Online Webcasts:
- People can participate in the service or event, even if they aren’t able to physically attend;
- They can watch the archived Webcast at a later time for up to 90 days;
- Can be of great comfort to surviving relatives to know those unable to make it are participating.
Prior to these Webcasts being available, many friends and family members who weren’t able to attend felt removed, isolated, and saddened by their inability to be involved with the family at such an important time. No longer will families miss their loved ones’ funerals because of the high cost of travel, poor health or other personal or work constraints.
Typically more family members and friends living abroad watch the service than attend in person. It has a great impact on families, as they receive many phone calls and emails commenting on how wonderful it is for the viewers to have the sense of involvement and participation.
Lawrence Little, Founder of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, commented, "We constantly strive to develop new, meaningful and memorable ways to assist the family. Online Webcasts are another reason why we are 'the alternative' for families to consider when selecting a provider".
These service webcasts are archived, and can be viewed again at any later date for up to 90 days. The family can also order high-quality DVDs of the service or event. Please speak with your Alternatives Funeral Director for more information.