When someone in your family passes away, one of the first things you will notice is that everyone around you wants to help in some way or another. Some people may offer specific things, which makes it easier to take them up on their offers, while others don’t know what to do, but they do want to help in some way. As you organize cremation services in Sinking Spring, PA, there are certain things you might be able to pass off to family members and friends. Not only could you use the help and support, but it’s nice for others to feel involved. Here are a few things you might be able to ask other people to do:
Write The Obituary
It’s hard for those closest to the person who passed on to write the obituary. But you might have a family member that’s a little more distant that has a flair for writing. Have them work with the right information along with possibly the funeral home to get the obituary written up. They can, of course, pass it around the family to make sure everything is included correctly. But it takes even a small job off your plate.
Set Up The Reception
Depending on what kind of memorial service you want to have, you might want to have a reception for your family after so they can gather, eat, commiserate, and support one another. That’s something you don‘t have to set up yourself. Have a friend do it, whether you need a restaurant private room booked or a potluck set up. Anyone can handle those details and it can take some worry from you and allow someone else to feel helpful.
Some people might find it painful and time consuming to go through pictures and try to put together a memory board. Others might find it cathartic and helpful for their healing. Fine a family member who has a lot of pictures and the interest in gathering what they need to put together a memory board and/or tribute video for the services. You can give them what you want to include, if you’d like, but then, you can take that chore off your list and include someone else in the preparations.
Allow The Funeral Home To Help
Outside of your family and friend group, the funeral home is there to help you with any of the details you want to pass over. The services you hold are important and funeral home professionals will carry out any decisions you make in a supportive manner.