When social media was born, we entered a new era. There are more ways to communicate now than ever before. When someone you knew and loved goes through Glenview, IL cremation, you and others might be tempted to turn to social media. However, you will want to use this outlet with care. Here are a few pointers to help you navigate social media along with your loved one’s passing with care.
Post With Respect And Compassion
Think before you post and only post things that are respectful to your loved one and the other family members involved. Once you put something out there, it’s public knowledge. This is a difficult time so only post things you know everyone would be okay with. That includes what you say and pictures you have. Use respect and compassion as your guide.
Post Obituaries and Details
If the funeral or memorial service is open to the public, place the obituary on your page so anyone who knows you and who knew your loved one will know the details of the service. The obituary, even if the services aren’t open, is always a nice thing to spread because it goes in the newspaper and everyone can get a hold of itthough not everyone will. You want those you care about to know about your loved one’s passing so posting a link to the obituary is never a bad thing. Plus, it might curb some questions that you don’t want to answer again and again.
Avoid Vague Posts
People tend to be vague when they are suffering and that doesn’t help their friends or family members understand anything at all. Rather than posting something vague that worries people, either tell them that someone passed on or leave the posts alone and don’t bother. You’ll get more questions with something vague and everyone who cares about you will want to know what’s going on.
If you weren’t that close to the person who passed on, it might be better if you ask the closest family member for permission to post things about the cremation, the memorial service, or anything else. Some families have different opinions on their privacy and social media so before you do anything at all, it’s nice to check. IT shows your respect for the deceased and those closest to them.
Social media is a hard thing to navigate during a time of grief. When Glenview, IL cremation is involved, you don’t want to say the wrong thing and make yourself (or anyone else) feel worse. If you need to organize a cremation, contact the experts at Chicagoland Cremation Options by calling (773) 631-0018 or visiting 9329 Byron St. Schiller Park, IL 60176. If the cremation has already taken place, or is about to, be careful what you post on social media. You want this time to be filled with dignity and respect and you should line yourself up with those things even in the social media world.