A friend in need is a friend indeed, goes the old adage, and this certainly rings true in cases where you need a helping hand. In the lead up to the funeral service at a funeral home servicing Waynesfield, OH, you will undoubtedly receive some support. Here are some cases where expressing gratitude with a thank you note makes a lot of sense.
Those Who Give You Gifts
One group of people you should send thank you notes to include those who provide sympathy gifts during your time of bereavement. You might, after news goes out that you’ve lost a family member, receive flowers, gift baskets, or other things intended to cheer you up. It would be appropriate to prepare handwritten notes that express your gratitude at the kindness of the gift-giver. What’s important is that you personalize them with short messages acknowledging the gift and thanking those who were thoughtful and caring enough to offer them.
Those Who Go Above and Beyond the Call to Duty
There’s a scripture in the good book that says a friend loves at all times and that a brother (or sister) is born for a period of adversity. This means that a good friend will always have your back both in good times and in bad times. You’ll likely find that some people really rally to your help when you’re down and out. Who offers to come to your home to complete some chores, help your kids with homework, and cook a meal? Who volunteers to go to the airport to pick up any of your relatives who are flying in for the funeral service? Who offers to take your kids to the amusement park so that you have some time to plan the final services? People who do these sorts of things deserve special mention for their selfless assistance. Express your gratitude and acknowledge that they really went above and beyond the call to duty.
People Who Provide Financial Help
If you’re going all-out with a funeral service, a graveside ceremony, and reception, the costs can add up. Perhaps some people will offer financial assistance – or offer to buy specific things like the flowers for the church or the food for the reception. You can send these folks a note thanking them for their generosity and letting them know how their financial help benefited you.
These are some of the groups of people who you should send a written thank you note to. Of course, you should be grateful to any and all expressions of kindness in your times of need, but people whose acts of kindness really stand out should be given a personalized thank you note.
A lot goes into organizing funeral services at a Waynesfield, OH funeral home, and you can bet that a lot of people will want to help out however they can. You can also be sure that we at Eley Funeral Home & Crematory have the expertise and the experience to help you with arranging funerals and cremations. You can reach us at (419) 738-7676 or visit us at 1102 Lincoln Ave, Wapakoneta, OH 45895. We’re here to help.