Sometimes the phrase “close to home” can hit you from a couple different angles.
Home is a big word these days. For better or worse, families are scattered around the world, connected virtually but not geographically. The pandemic has really highlighted how hard it is to quickly gather and mourn a death, like you might have in generations past. One of the things that we love the most about Epilogg (if we’re being modest) is that far-flung families can connect and celebrate a life with ease. Our free obituary platform has a couple ways to make that a snap:
- The “follow” feature allows anyone anywhere to receive updates whenever there’s an update to an Epilogg. Groups texts and emails? See ya. No need. New photos? A recipe for Nana’s bundt cake to add? Details about a virtual service? All you need to do is update the Epilogg and anyone who follows it gets an automatic notice.
- The “shared editing” feature means that even if you can’t sit across the table from a sibling and write an obituary together, you can still collaborate in a way that feels meaningful. No need to email documents back and forth; with shared editing, you can see how changes look in real time…together.
Home may not be a spot on the map after a death, but Epilogg gives you a home for the stories that mean the most to your family.
Recently we had another aspect of “close to home” hit us hard. One of our respected, beloved advisors at Epilogg, Brandon Campbell, passed away suddenly. We extol the virtues of Epilogg all day (test us, we can talk for hours!), but we see them again, with fresh eyes, when a death hits close to home. On a personal level, Brandon was a wonderful family man, an outdoor adventurer to the extreme, and a terrific guy to shoot the breeze with. On a professional level, he brought insight, advice, digital marketing savvy, humor, creativity and so much value to his work as our advisor.
Read more about Brandon on his Epilogg below and if you’re so inclined, make a donation through his Epilogg to a cause that means so much to his family, the Center for Mental Health (in Western Colorado). https://create.epilogg.com/epilogg/view/3342