This would be a great idea for a memorial service.  It would get guests talking about their favourite memories and is something the family members can take comfort in later too.

27 Unique 50th Birthday Ideas for Men and Women

Memory jar for memorial service or funeral This is what I would want. a celebration of a life well lived

Black and Gold Decorations for a 50th Birthday Party. I love the great big balloons! #50thBirthdayPartyIdeas #50thBirthdayIdeas

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