It is important to lean on your community of support and to let your loved ones help you through a difficult time. There are many ways to show your appreciation for those who supported you.
Writing In A Funeral Thank You Card
Thank you notes can be a good reason to reconnect with friends and family. It is also possible for these things to feel stressful or overwhelming. If they do, it is okay to delay, or forego, sending them. Remember, there are no deadlines to meet, and even if you wait a long time, it’s okay to reconnect when you feel ready. Use your own timeline to reach out to your community of support in a way that feels right for you.
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1. Who are You Writing to?
Naturally, with close friends, your messages are more personal. With acquaintances, you could afford to stay more generic.
Here are a couple of examples:
Funeral thank you cards for close friends
Thank you for being there for me at this difficult time. I do not know what I could have done without you. Grandma will always remember us as the talkative, little girls who loved her meatball recipes. Your presence means the world to me and mom.
Funeral thank you cards for acquaintances
Mom and I really appreciated your presence at grandma Susan’s funeral. Thank you for your kindness. Your presence was a great source of support for our family.
2. How are You Sending Funeral Thank You Cards?
A handwritten letter to anyone you want to personally thank is a great way to show your appreciation. You can also send a quick text message, email or direct message with a simple “thank you” to let others know you appreciate their support.
If you receive a digital condolence using the Everdays app, always remember, sending a response is a matter of a few seconds. It’s easy, quick and also something that always stays with you. You can go back to messages of support years later. It’s nice to go back to memories that make you feel supported and loved.
3. Other Thank Yous to Consider Writing
- Funeral director, your pastor or the person who may have helped you lead the funeral service ceremony.
- People in your community who sent funeral flowers, donations and cards.
- Family and friends who visited from out of town.
What are some ways you’ve shared your appreciation? Add your comments below.
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