Attending a close friend or family member’s funeral can be stressful. One of the things many people worry about when preparing for a funeral is what, if anything, they should bring to the service. Truthfully, there is no right answer, but we do have suggestions on some things that you may want to consider! You’ll want to keep the immediate family in mind and think about what they may appreciate during this difficult time in their lives. Our funeral homes in Hernando, FL welcome you and your family with open arms. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out and contact us!
Sympathy cards are a great and touching way to offer your condolences to a grieving individual or family. Feel free to include in the card a personalized message to the family to show your support. Don’t feel any pressure to write out a long message, a simple message will be just as effective and meaningful. If the deceased knew many people in life, be sure to include where you know the deceased from so that the family can have a better idea of your relationship to their loved one.
Make a Donation
Making a donation to the family of the deceased is another awesome way to both show your support and condolences. Families often struggle after the passing of a loved one with the high costs of putting together a meaningful service, alongside other costs such as the casket, embalming, burial and more. A donation will greatly help the family recuperate after their numerous financial losses. Be sure to ask the funeral director or family if there is a special bank account or website where donations can be accepted!
Unless advised to, try not to send any flowers directly to the church or funeral service, as typically it is the immediate family member’s flowers that are displayed around the casket. If you do wish to send flowers, which is an awesome and meaningful idea, have the flowers sent to the family’s home or to the funeral home! There are many different flowers to choose from, with roses obviously being one of the most popular option.
Photographs brought to a funeral can add a personal touch to a service! Make sure to inquire with the family first to see if they will accept photographs to be displayed at the service. Photos are a great way to honor the memory of someone, as well as uplift mourners when thinking and remembering happier times while the deceased was alive. If a memorial mural is present as the service, ask the family if you can display your photos there!
We hope that we have helped you prepare for what to bring to a funeral service for a loved one. Knowing the right things to say and the right items to bring can be tricky, which is why we wanted to save you the headache and stress. Our funeral homes in Hernando, FL will be happy to assist you in any way that we can!