Have the Talk of a Lifetime® Videos

The Have the Talk of a Lifetime® conversation card deck helps families share memories about what really matters.

Life is all about sharing stories – and although it can take a little prompting at first, many people find they really enjoy sharing their memories with their loved ones. The Funeral and Memorial Information Council's Have the Talk of a Lifetime® program helps families form even closer bonds with the people who matter most to them by encouraging them to have meaningful conversations.

To help families get started, the program has developed a deck of 50 conversation starter cards with thought-provoking questions. Sitting down with loved ones to reflect on these prompts is a joyful experience that allows you to reflect on and share those cherished memories.

Watch the videos on this page to see the real impact of having the talk of a lifetime with your loved ones.

Highlight Video

Watch featured segments from our Have the Talk of a Lifetime card video series.

Judi and Cari

"What was your favorite subject in school and why?"

Jason and Sam

"What was your most cherished childhood memory?"

Amy's Family

"What are your favorite family traditions?"

Claudia and Alba

"What kind of music do you like the most?"

¿Cuál es el tipo de música que más te gusta?

Michael and Nicole

"What words of wisdom would you pass on to your childhood self?"

Renae's Family

"What is the scariest thing that's ever happened to you?"

Jill and Sarah

"What event in our nation's history had an impact on you and how?"

Visit the Homesteaders Blog to read more about Sarah's experience with the conversation card program!

Ashley and Jim

"What personal events have most shaped your life?"

Danielle and Jay

"What is the best lesson you learned from your mom, dad or other role model?"