When the local funeral home in Wernersville, PA is hosting final services for someone you know, whether it’s a friend, a co-worker, or someone else who was in your life, you might feel led to send the family some kind of gift to commemorate the loss and to show your sympathy. While there are plenty of unique options, there’s also nothing wrong with going for some of the most common gifts that funeral homes see. Here are some of the common options:
Flowers are the most common sympathy gift and they are a very nice thought. Not only can they decorate the space where the funeral will take place, but they can also convey a number of messages from you based on flower type and color. Flowers are always a nice way to tell a family you are thinking of them and are sorry for their loss.
Some people prefer to send plants, like the peace lily, instead of flowers because after the funeral is complete, the family can take the plant home and remember their loved one. It’s a nice change from flowers since the flowers will wilt and won’t be around for very long, but a plant can last years.
Sending a card to show your sympathy is a very nice gesture. You can get in the fact that you are sorry for their loss and show your support. You don’t have to say a lot in the card. Just the fact that you took the time to send one can mean a lot to the family.
If you want to include a gift in the card, money is always a thoughtful way to go. IF the family needs help with the funeral costs, which can climb pretty high, they can use the money in that direction. Otherwise, they might donate the funds to a charity that meant a lot to their loved one in their honor, which is also very nice.
You will want to think about your gift based on how well you know the family that is grieving. If you didn’t know them or the person all that well, perhaps you will just send a card. If you were best friends with the bereaved in high school and you still keep in close touch, a plant or money in addition to the card might be better.
The professionals in funeral homes in Wernersville, PA are here to help families honor loved ones with just the right services. But even if you aren’t organizing services right now for someone who passed on, Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. is here for you. We also want to be there for those who are supporting people going through the grieving process. If you’re trying to figure out what gift to send, give us a call, tell us about your relationship, and we can make some suggestions for you to consider. We are here for those who are grieving, for you, and for everyone in between.