How to Invite Someone to a Funeral
If you’ve recently lost a loved one, we wish you peace during this difficult time. Your funeral director has provided your family with an Everdays Digital Memorial that makes it easy to invite everyone to the events & services held in honor of your loved one.
Every phone contact you choose will receive their own beautiful, personalized text message invitation in just one click, so you can instantly reach everyone you need without the stress of contacting each person one at a time. Whether you are planning a funeral service, a memorial service, a virtual funeral or another type of event in honor of your loved one, we’ll help bring you peace of mind that family and friends get all the event and service details they need.
Who Should Be Given a Funeral Invitation?
While you may have already sent invitations out to some of your family and friends, you may be wondering if there’s anyone you might have missed. It can be difficult to think of everyone you’d like to invite to the events and services, and with so much on your mind, it could be easy to forget to include people who are important to you, and who were important to your loved one.
Here’s a short list of people you may wish to consider sending an invitation to, so they can join you in remembering and honoring your loved one’s life:
1. Immediate Family Members
Siblings, parents, children, spouse or partner.
2. Extended Family Members
Aunts and uncles, cousins, grandchildren, grandparents, nieces and nephews.
3. Personal Friends
Include both your friends as well as friends of the person who passed away.
4. Religious or Spiritual Connections
Members of any houses of worship, as well as leaders or support staff.
5. Social Groups
Members of any clubs, organizations, groups you belong to, as well as groups your loved one may have belonged to. Perhaps your loved one was an avid crafter, community volunteer, golfer, or bowler. You’ll want to be sure the people who shared these special interests and events have a chance to share their memories and condolences.
6. Work Connections
Coworkers, supervisors, and employees. You’ll want to consider including your loved one’s colleagues as well as your own. Many of us spend a great deal of time with our coworkers, and inevitably get to know them more personally on some level. If your loved one had significant work connections from previous jobs, consider including them as well.
It would seem that someone who lives on the same block would hear the news, and yet, think of how often days or weeks go by when you do not see certain neighbors. Inviting your neighbors can help the neighborhood to feel a sense of community and collective mourning for your loved one.
This list is not meant to be all-inclusive and you may have other individuals you wish to invite.
A good rule of thumb is: invite any person who has a relationship with you or had a connection to your loved one, and who would like to join you in honoring their life, sharing memories, connecting with family and friends, and gathering together.
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Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. – Misty Copeland
Remember that with Everdays, you can invite as many people as you want, whenever you want. You may send the invitation out to twenty people today, and then to another twenty people tomorrow. Whenever you think of another person you want to include, you can simply open the app and send them an invitation.
Losing someone you love is so difficult, but connecting with your family and friends doesn’t have to be. Remember, the sooner you send invitations on Everdays, the sooner family and friends can be a support to you and one another.