Perhaps a family member passed on and they live on the other side of the country. Maybe you had a friend pass away and you’d like to go to the funeral home in Wernersville, PA to honor them, but you have a work commitment that you can’t get out of or you don’t have child care options to help you get there. It’s okay not to make it to every funeral service you have been invited to. It’s usually not possible to be everywhere you want to be. But you can still support the funeral home service as a whole and the people who are in attendance. Here are a few things you might consider going.
Donate To A Charity
While you can always send flowers to the funeral home and that’s a very nice gift. But you could also donate to a charity in the deceased’s honor and sometimes, that can mean even more. Perhaps the family has named a charity for memorial donations. If they haven’t, you can choose one that you think they would appreciate. If your friend loved animals, for example, donate to a rescue league. If they passed on from cancer, donate to cancer research. If you aren’t sure where to donate, you can also send money to the family and let them direct it wherever they feel is best.
Call Your To Check In
Just because you can’t be at the service doesn’t mean you aren’t thinking about the family members and friends who are there. While you might not want to call on the day of the service since there will be a lot going on, you can call a day or two later and check in on how things went. Let them know you were sorry you couldn’t be there and that you were thinking of them.
Send A Gift Basket
Gift baskets or care packages are unique and can be customized in any way you’d like. You can send something you feel the family would really appreciate and put a card in as well to let them know you were sorry you missed the service and that you have been thinking of them during this hard time. You can put in some scented soaps, a warm blanket, magazines you think they’d like, or anything else that might be useful to them during this time.
Visit Later On
Just because you can’t make it to the funeral home in Wernersville, PA for the service doesn’t mean you can’t ever travel to that area to support your family or friend group. The people closest to the one who passed on are going to need support for quite some time so you can still plan a visit for the future to check in on them, memorialize with them, and see how they are doing. There are other ways to support people who are going through a hard time around funeral home services and the professionals at Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. have plenty of options available.