When you organize and hold cremation services in Evanston, IL for a loved one who has passed away, there are going to be a lot of people in your life who want to help in one way or another. A friend might offer to hold the reception while your office co-workers might send a plant to offer condolences. People will come out of the woodwork in support of what you are going through. While you are in the midst of planning, try to keep a running list of who is doing what and who sends what. That way, when the services are behind you and things calm down into a new normal, you can thank those who went out of their way for you. Here are a few different people to thank and how you might want to go about doing so.
People Who Sent Food Or Gifts
Some people will send flowers to the memorial service, others will send a gift for donation. There are also those who will bring food to your home, so you don’t have to cook for a while when you aren’t feeling up to it. You will want to thank all of those people for their generosity. On your list, mark their name and what they sent. If you can remember what you did with their gift later, it’s nice to include that as well.
Those Who Offered Services
Not everyone will send something to you. Some people may call and offer to do something for you. Whether they mow your grass for a month, take your kids to school, throw the reception, or clean your guest bedroom for incoming family members, it’s nice to thank them with a thank you card. Without their help, you would have been a lot more busy and it allows you to spend more time with your family in grieving. You can tell them as much when you write the card.
Hand Write Cards
In a day when almost everything is typed or texted, it might pain you to think about hand writing thank you cards, but that really is the best way to go to ensure that everyone knows how grateful you are. It’s just more personal. You don’t have to sit down and do all of the cards at once. You can do a few a day until you have them all done. But hand writing them really is the best option.
Keep Them Personal
While saying thank you is always nice, it’s even nicer to include the reason you are thanking them. Personalize it with a few lines of what they did or sent and how much you appreciated that gift or action.
Writing out thank you notes is one of the last steps after the cremation services in Evanston, IL are complete and the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options can help you figure out what to say or whom to thank if you need their professional opinion and advice along the way.