Tell a Loved One’s Life Story Through Tribute Video

Before we create a Tribute Video, we need to learn who their loved one was. To do this, we ask families open-ended questions about their loved one to learn their life story. 


Also, we keep your questions simple and only ask one thing at a time. 


Don’t forget to share stories if you’re comfortable. Oftentimes, these can give you even more insight into their loved one’s personality and who they were. That’s the power of storytelling, and a loved one’s life is the most important story to tell.


Below are a few questions so we may learn about your loved one:Simply email us your answers at , call us 734-671-5400, or find out how we can video chat. 

If you could describe (insert name here) in only five words, what would they be?

Describe your favorite memory you have with (insert name here).

How would (insert name here) spend their ideal day off?

What made (insert name here) special to you?

Describe (insert name here)’s ideal weekend plans.


We hope to evoke fond memories by appealing to the five senses

Now that we know your story, we brainstorm how you can use video to showcase their personality and evoke memories. One effective way to evoke memories is by appealing to the five senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. 

For instance, it can be a video of their loved one cooking that reminds them of the smell and taste of their homemade cookies. Or, it can be as simple as the music playing during the Tribute Video, the photos they see, and holding the DVD to feel closer to them.

To make a truly personalized tribute, we can use the family’s photos and videos along with Tribute Video’s innovative features. Use photos and videos from their childhood, vacations, them with their family and friends, doing their hobbies, and other important life events to showcase what made them unique.

Then, we can easily add the photos to Tribute Center with its high-speed scan technology. To compliment your photos and videos, there are nearly 200 intros and endings to choose from, along with 400 licensed songs and 850 high-quality stock video clips to help showcase their interests. We just choose your favorites and the video creation tools automatically sync the music and transitions.

Once we're finished creating your Tribute Video, you can preview it to make sure it captures their loved one’s life story. Then, we can add the link to their loved one’s Tribute Wall, so your family and friends can watch it. 

We also can burn Tribute Videos to DVDs to create meaningful memorial gifts during these stressful times. 

To make grief and memorialization while social distancing easier, families can video chat and watch it together. Then, they can rewatch it whenever they want to feel closer to their loved one. At Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, we can help you through it with care and involvement in our video Tribute process.  




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