Category Archives: Life at Legacy.com

Legacy.com team members share a behind-the-scenes look at who we are, what we do and why.

Thankful

Thankgiving is a time when traditions really drive what we do – we try to make the stuffing exactly like Mom made it; we say a special blessing at the table; we sack out in front of the game after dinner. … Continue reading

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Celebrating life through condolences

I joined Legacy.com as a part-time content screener nearly 10 years ago.  Though I’ve since moved to another position and no longer review condolences as part of my daily job, I reviewed more than one million condolence messages in my … Continue reading

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Charitable giving via obituaries

Approximately half of all obituaries published by Legacy.com’s newspaper affiliates include a request to donate to charity in lieu of sending flowers to the family.  Sometimes the family selects a charity related to a particular disease or health issue, and … Continue reading

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Searching for @Legacy

What brings readers to @Legacy? It’s something we ask ourselves often as we prepare new posts. We’re here to give you an inside look at Legacy.com, and we do our best to provide useful and insightful content that keeps you … Continue reading

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s October, and pink is everywhere. The month that was once dominated by all things orange and pumpkin is now donning a new hue. The ubiquitous pink ribbon adorns clothes, food and all kinds of merchandise, often with the promise … Continue reading

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Meet the screeners

Back in February, we invited you to meet a few of our content screeners, the folks who keep the wheels turning around here as they review thousands of Guest Book entries every day. Today we’d like to introduce a few … Continue reading

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Children’s bereavement camps

I recently learned about two organizations that focus on addressing the special needs of grieving children: Camp Erin & Comfort Zone Camp. With organizations such as these, grieving children can find comfort and encouragement by learning that there are others … Continue reading

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Quilts for remembrance

My Grandma Betty was a quilter. Her quilts weren’t fancy – no Triple Irish Chains or Wedding Rings – but they were cheerful and pretty, and they did their jobs. You know, a quilt has several jobs: sure, it keeps … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

This Sunday, the U.S. and Canada celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s a day that’s joyous for some and painful for others, those who are mourning the death of someone special. But some of that grief can be tempered by taking some … Continue reading

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Memorial websites

Did you know that with just a few clicks of your mouse, you can convert a newspaper obituary to a customizable memorial website? To begin, go to: http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/ and click the “start now” button.  Add your loved one’s name, select … Continue reading

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