We have been honored at My Big Day to plan celebrations of life for a number of our clients. Planning an end-of-life event for a loved one is never easy, but we hope to inspire you with these 35 celebration of life toast ideas in their memory.
A celebration of life is a ceremony celebrating a one-of-a-kind individual, your loved one. It is typically a casual, joyful, and touching event where friends and family gather to reminisce and share favorite memories of the deceased and celebrate a life well lived.
A celebration of life usually follows a burial or cremation and may or may not be preceded by a formal funeral.
Every time we are asked to plan a celebration of life, we treat the process and our clients with compassion, respect, and the utmost attention to detail.
35 Celebration of Life Toast Ideas
Short, Simple Celebration of Life Toast
Oh, here's to other meetings,
And merry greetings then;
And here's to those we've drunk with,
But never can again.
Celebration of Life Toast for a Fisherman
There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.
Short Quotes for a Celebration of Life
Sometimes you will never know the true value of someone until they become a memory.
True friends are always together in spirit.
It may be a long walk, but our paths will cross again.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others.
Only a moment you stayed but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.
Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.
I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow up to be.
It’s hard to turn the page when you know someone won’t be in the next chapter, but the story must go on.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies, but not everyone lives.
Nature-Inspired Celebration of Life Quotes
Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.
Lives are like rivers: Eventually, they go where they must. Not where we want them to.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my own garden forever.
Inspirational Celebration of Life Toasts About Dying Too Young
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Only the good die young.
Life is short. Always choose happiness.
Some are bound to die young.
By dying young a person stays young
in people’s memory.
If he burns brightly before he dies,
his brightness shines for all time.
As is a tale, so is a life. Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Funny Celebration of Life Toast Ideas
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
The idea is to die young as late as possible.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people live.
According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days. Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can’t come.
Reach out to find out how we can help you plan a memorable celebration of life event as unique as your loved one.
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