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Tips for Writing Funeral Thank You Notes

Generally, people take writing funeral thank you notes as a source of stress and they feel at that such a time, when they are still in the memory of the deceased person, writing these notes would not be possible at all. However, in case you want to stay connected to your loved ones and you don’t want to feel awkward in their presence once the period of sorrow is over, these notes are a must. A few tips are discussed here which would make writing funeral thank you notes easier for you.

•    If possible, try to write the notes yourself, in your own handwriting. Getting the notes printed might seem a convenient option to many but in the long run, the recipient might not be pleased with such a response. And, if there is a printing error, it would be the worst situation. Also, make sure that you write in a neat and clean handwriting. The thank you notes which are hard to read would barely be read by anyone.

Funeral Thank You Notes•    Thank you cards are available at local stationary shops. Spend some money on them. You could also go for the free thank you cards available at the funeral homes but this is generally not advised as the funeral home has already done much for you. Seeking more help from them would be manner less.

•    Do not delay Funeral Thank You Notes. Within 2 to 4 weeks of the funeral, your notes must reach the recipients. Otherwise, the people might think that you want to exaggerate your sorrow. Hence, people who live far away must be sent a note as soon as possible otherwise it might take long for the note to reach them.

•    If someone sends you condolence letters or flowers, don’t think that only the head of the family has the right to write a funeral thank you note in his own hand writing. Everybody knows that the head of the family would already be in sorrow and writing the notes himself would not be possible. However, if you still want to give them a personal touch, a good option is to sign them after they had been written by someone else. During such times, do not hesitate to take help from your daughter or son or son in law. Everybody is in same sorrow and if they can do their part, they would be happy that they helped someone.

•    Do not forget anyone when you are sending thank you notes. The clergy, people who cooked food, pallbearers, people who sent flowers, those people who took care of children in the house, those who made donations, everybody who showed up at the funeral deserves a thank you. If you are unable to recall everybody, discuss it with your close friends.

•    Do not write long note, but don’t forget to mention the reason why you are thanking them. If you don’t remember what gift they bought, just write “Thanks for your generous gift.”

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