First and most importantly, on behalf of American Greetings, we are sincerely sorry for your loss. If we can help, in even the smallest way, to make things easier for you during this difficult time, we are honored to do so. Deciding what to write in a funeral thank-you note is actually easier than it may initially sound. Yes, go ahead, take that sigh of relief.
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Sending Thank You Notes After a Funeral
If you have lost a close family member or friend, you may have received gifts, flowers, and help from others. Some people wonder if it's necessary to send thank you notes after a funeral. Although most people don't expect it during your time of grief, sending a thank you note is always good etiquette when someone gives you a gift or does something special for you. There's no deadline on the amount of time that has passed after the funeral, so it's okay to wait until you're emotionally ready. You can send a brief note of gratitude to all the attendees at a very small funeral, but again, that isn't necessary. However, if the funeral had hundreds of people in attendance, you probably won't want to send everyone a note.
The Rules of Writing Thank You Cards after a Funeral
What is the etiquette for sending thank you cards for sympathy notes after the funeral? Is it considered compulsory that you send a thank you for sympathy cards received? While etiquette dictates sending thank you notes for significant gestures, such as sending flowers , bringing food to your home, or participating in the funeral service itself, it is not necessary to send thank you notes for sympathy cards.
For help, explore our complete guide on sympathy thank you notes below. Expressing your thanks for a sympathy card can often feel overwhelming. To start off, know that thank you cards are usually sent to those than helped out through the difficult times by watching your children or pets, bringing meals, delivering flowers, donating to the funeral expenses, sending a sympathy card, or for attending the service.