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Facts You Should Notice When Choosing Funeral Gifts

Although flowers remain the most popular gifts for funeral services, many people have become more creative and expanded beyond cut bouquets. Discover what other items and sentiments you can present to the grieving family and show your support.

Check the obituary or postings at the funeral home for directions from the family regarding in lieu of flowers gifts. In many cases a particular charity or organization has been designated to receive financial gifts from fellow grievers. This can be a wonderful way to show support and honor the deceased with a lasting gift.

Funerals and visitations require enormous amounts of time and emotional energy, leaving grieving families with little time for the basics. Sometimes a hot meal or restaurant gift card is the most welcome gift you could give and provides the family with help and nourishment. Find out any food allergies or preferences beforehand and mark all homemade food well with storage and cooking directions.

Lasting memorials offer another touching gift option. Plant a tree, create a garden or place a park bench in a special location in honor of the deceased. Consider a local park or traditional vacation spot. Have a picture taken of the memorial for presentation to the family or take them to the location for a time of rest and reflection.

Memories become incredibly precious after the passing of a loved one and photographs capture memories well. Frame a photograph of the deceased or a picture of a location special to the grieving family. You may also consider having a photograph painted or sketched. Have the picture mounted in an attractive frame and ready to hang.

Offers of time and service offer an affordable option for condolences. Consider taking on household tasks or odd jobs for the grieving family. Handling lawn maintenance, house and auto repairs, babysitting, cleaning and many other regular tasks allow the family more time to heal. Your generosity will be remembered long after the task has been completed.

Choose an alternative to flowers and show your support to grieving families with one of these funeral gift ideas.


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