Just as it is customary to write thank you letters to guests after a wedding since they usually bring gifts, you may also want to write thank you cards after cremation services in Chicago, IL for a loved one are complete. Give yourself some time to think a bit straighter, but don’t delay too long, either. Here are some of the people you may want to thank as you sit down to write cards out.
Those Who Sent Flowers
If you had more of a traditional memorial service, many people turn to flowers or plants to send to the family in mourning. It’s a beautiful thought and often the first gift people think of. You will want to thank those people for their thoughts and the lovely arrangements they sent. You don’t have to say much in the card other than thank them for thinking of you. You might mention how lovely the flowers they sent looked at the service as well.
Anyone Who Sent A Charitable Gift
If you designate a charity that people can send gifts to in your loved one’s name, you will want to make sure you find out who sent gifts so you can thank them. Some people may send a sympathy card directly to you or to the funeral home so you will know and can keep a list. Otherwise, you can contact the charity and get a list of those who used their names. There may be anonymous donations as well. Thank those people for their generosity and for honoring your loved one in a special way.
People Who Sent Food
There are also going to be people who pull together and organize meals for your family. Whether a church group provides food at a reception or people bring food to your house to cover your meals for the week following the memorial service, you’ll want to let those people know you appreciate their gestures. If you remember the food they provided, you can reference it specifically. Otherwise, just tell them thanks for the delicious food and that you appreciated not having to cook during the difficult time.
The Above And Beyond
There are going to be a lot of people who show up for the memorial service, some of which perhaps you didn’t expect. You don’t have to send cards to them all. But there may be some people who go above and beyond the call of duty who you want to thank. Perhaps a co-worker offered to watch your children while you made arrangements or a friend offered to put the reception on for your family. Those extra duties are things you are thankful for and you want to show it.
These are a few of the types of people you’ll want to thank after cremation services in Chicago, IL are complete for your loved one. If you need more details or tips, the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options can help. Give us a call at (773) 631-0018 or visit with us at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176.