Words for funeral thank you notes may not come as easily during a difficult time. Although it is not necessary to send a funeral thank you note, you might feel it is appropriate to send thank you notes to those who have shown you special support, encouragement or assistance during your time of loss.
During a loss of a loved one and while in the midst of the grieving process, a thank you note is not expected from the bereaved spouse or family member. It can be helpful to send a thank you note to facilitate in the healing process. It can help you to write your thoughts and express gratitude to those who have been a comfort to you during this difficult time.
Often, It is not always easy to find the right words or know what to write in funeral cards after experiencing the loss of a loved one, so the following ideas may assist you in the initial selection of words to include in a funeral thank you note. Here is a list of people you might want to consider sending thank you’s:
o Anyone who has sent flowers, donations, gifts or cards
o The officiant of the funeral or memorial service
o Friends, family, or loved ones who have assisted you in the funeral service which may include-such as Pallbearers, meal preparation, babysitting, provided funeral music, or assisted you beyond measure
It can be helpful to ask a friend or family member assist you in writing thank you notes, if you have many to send out or feel that you need additional support in doing so. You may want to review the Guest Registry before writing the thank you notes to mark the names of those who you would like to send notes to.
With the evolvement of the internet, sending funeral thank you notes now can be done in a variety of ways. There is the traditional card with a preprinted Thank You message you may want to send out. You might also want to consider sending thank you e cards or e postcards through a variety of resources that offer this free of charge.
Advantages to sending e cards is that you don’t have to spend the time or money for cards or postage. This is an increasingly popular way of sending out announcements as well. You can also create your own thank you notes from websites that offer thank you card templates. This is a great way to go if you want to personalize your cards by typing your messages before printing them.
Funeral thank you notes can be sent in a variety of ways today so its best to choose the method that best suits your current situation and needs.