What Should I Send after Someone Dies?

Posted on January 13, 2020 by Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home under blog, cremations
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After cremations that are part of the cremation services offered in Syracuse, NY, you want to show the bereaved family that you care about them and they are on your mind. You also want to let them know that you are available for whatever they need whenever they need it. But the decision about how best to convey that is often a difficult one.

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While you know they’re sad, overwhelmed, and, perhaps, shocked by the death of their loved one, you also know that what might help you if you were feeling that way may not be what they need. The fear of doing the wrong thing may lead you to believe that you should do nothing. That is, however, the last thing that you should actually do. Something is always better than nothing.

There are some very appropriate ways that you can express your sympathy to a family that is grieving the loss of a loved one. All of these are meaningful and will let the family know that they and their loved one are important to you and that you care about them.

Contributions to a charity are a great way to express sympathy to a bereaved family. Obituaries will often ask for contributions to specific charitable organizations or to charitable organizations of your choice in lieu of flowers. Too often, people ignore these requests, and do other things, but there are often very personal and meaningful reasons why the family has asked for these.

So, making a contribution to one of the charitable organizations the family has designated or to one of your choice in the name of deceased is a wonderful way to express your sympathy to the family and to show honor to the deceased.

Another great way to express sympathy and care to a grieving family is to share memories, stories, or pictures of their loved ones. You may know their loved one in a capacity that they don’t know much about or are unfamiliar with and you may have neat stories and pictures of their loved one that they’ve never heard or seen.

Not only does this show care and support, but it provides great new memories and new pictures that the family can keep to remember their loved one by.

People need to eat, even when they’re grieving. A fantastic way to express sympathy in a tangible way to a bereaved family is to provide food to them. You can either cook a meal and deliver it, or you can use a meal delivery service to deliver food from their favorite restaurant to provide sustenance for them.

If you’re unable to cook a meal or there is not a meal delivery service option for the family’s favorite restaurant or a restaurant that would provide enough options to satisfy any palate, then another food option would be to give the family a gift card for their favorite restaurant that they can either use immediately or use at a later time.

Finally, cards that are handwritten are a wonderful way to express sympathy to a grieving family. You can make your own card, or you can buy a blank sympathy card. However, you should write a note expressing your sympathy and condolences, instead of just signing the card. Be sure to sign your full name and include your return address on the envelope.

If you’d like to know more about cremation services in Syracuse, NY, our compassionate and experienced team at Bagozzi Twins Funeral Home, Inc. is here to help. You can visit us at our funeral home at 2601 Milton Ave., Solvay, NY 13209, or you can call us today at (315) 468-2431.

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