After cremation services offered in Chesterfield Township, MI, the funeral home will have thank you notes available that you can use to thank every person who helped you out during your loved one’s cremation services.
While handwritten communication is practically non-existent today, people who receive a handwritten thank you note from you for the help and support they provided will cherish it and will realize that you are grateful for them.
So, who should you send thank you notes to after cremation services for your loved one?
One of the most common funeral rituals in America is for people to bring food to a person’s home after their loved one dies. This is a tangible way to show care, concern, and support, and it meets an immediate need that you (and any immediate family who may be with you) forget about, don’t feel like, or simply don’t have the energy to make happen.
Additionally, if you have a reception after your loved one’s cremation services, it will most likely be put together by friends or members of your church congregation or other community groups that you are a part of. There will be several people who make sure there are food and drinks there for everyone who attends.
And, even in the first few weeks after your loved one’s cremation services, you may have friends or coworkers organize a meal train (where food is delivered by different people a few times a week) to make sure you’ve got good nutrition as you go through the process of wrapping up your loved one’s final affairs and start to try to move forward in a life that no longer has them in it.
So, you should send thank you notes to people who provide food to you and your family at any point before, during, or after your loved one’s cremation services. This may seem daunting, but you can spread the work out among immediate family members so that you don’t have to do them all yourself.
Before, during, or after your loved one’s cremation services, you had people either offer to do things for you or who spontaneously did things for you. These kinds of things might have been to take care of the yard, to help with housecleaning, to pick up groceries or prescriptions, or to take your vehicle in for service.
What people did for you helped you out tremendously. Each one of these people should receive a handwritten thank you note that expresses your generosity for their time, effort, and willingness to help you after your loved one’s death.
It will always surprise you that some people decide to give financial assistance after someone dies. Someone may have personally given you cash or a check or they may have contributed money to a memorial fund to help pay funeral expenses or to provide support for orphaned children.
However you received the financial help (even if it was electronically through a service like PayPal or Venmo or a wire transfers), you should send a handwritten thank you note to each person who gave you a financial donation.
When you and your family members write the thank you note, they should be personalized for each person you’re sending them to. Document what they did or gave you, how it helped you, and how much you appreciated it.
To successfully keep up with all the people you should thank after your loved one’s cremation services, assign someone in your family to keep an updated list of people who are helping you and what you’re doing to help them. This will ensure that you don’t forget anyone.
For information about cremation services in Chesterfield Township, MI, our caring and knowledgeable staff at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home is here to assist you.