Everything You Need to Know About Sympathy Gifts

July 17th, 2019

From planning a funeral procession to researching low cost cremation services in Montgomery County, the family members of a loved one who’s passed on can feel too busy to grieve. Sending a sympathy gift is a great way to tell someone who’s lost a loved one that you care.

A sympathy gift is a small token of affection that you can send to someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. It’s appropriate to send a sympathy gift to any family members of the deceased. If you know someone very close to the deceased (like a best friend or a significant other), you may also want to send a sympathy gift to them as well.

The ideal time to send a sympathy gift is right after the funeral or cremation has taken place. However, if a few weeks or months have already passed, you may still want to send a gift to show your loved one that you’re thinking of them.

If you know the family member or loved one of the deceased well, you can send anything that you think he or she would like. If you aren’t sure what to give, food is always an acceptable option. Keep your gift small and affordable — you don’t want to add more stress to the family member’s life by making them feel like they need to repay you for a massively expensive gift.

Before you visit the florist and spend hundreds of dollars on a bouquet, make sure that flowers are an appropriate gift. Some cultures and religions frown upon floral gifts because the cut stems of the flowers symbolize death.

If you aren’t sure what to give, ask the family member if the deceased had a particular charity that was close to his or her heart. A donation in the deceased’s honor is always a thoughtful way to continue their memory.

If you’ve recently had a love one pass on, McCafferty Funeral Homes is here for you. Our funeral and low cost cremations in Montgomery County can help you give your loved one the honor he or she deserves. Give us a call at 215-531-5014 for immediate service.


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