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Details You Should Notice When Choosing Funeral Cards

If you need to attend a wake after someone has died, it is correct etiquette to offer a token of sympathy. You can send flowers or memorial cards for funeral services. These gifts are typically offered to the family of the deceased. They are given during the wake or a few days after the interment.

It is common to give flowers for an interment. A pretty bouquet of lilies, roses or carnations would look fitting. These are blooms that are usually appropriate for funeral services. You can bring a basket of flowers yourself or have one delivered with a note card.

If you want to give something that will last a lifetime, consider giving a plat or tree. You may present this in a small pot at the funeral service. You can also send it to the residence of the grieving family. As a lifetime remembrance to the dead, the plant or shrub can be planted in the garden.

If the deceased was a charitable person, you can offer monetary donations to the dead person's favorite charity. Sometimes the family can choose an organization to give contributions too. You can have your donation made in honor of the dead person. You can get a customized plaque which you can give to the relatives of the deceased.

A guestbook is a necessity if the family of the deceased is holding a wake. Visitors can sign their name on the book so relatives can later go through the list after the burial. You can offer to provide a customized guestbook that guests can use to leave their mark of their presence at the memorial service.

Check out some note cards where you can write a short message of sympathy. There are those with pre-printed words of condolences and others that are blank where you can inscribe your own message. Send yours with a bouquet of flowers or a potted plant.


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