First and foremost, don't feel pressured to send a thank you note to every person who comes to pay their respects during the services. People understand the emotional toll one experiences when losing someone close, and that it's easy to overlook or forget someone.
When the time is right, and you feel like sending a thank you note, here are some simple tips on who to thank:
- The people that you notified with the ePassing notification service. They are automatically included, unless you choose to remove them.
- Anyone who sent flowers, donations, gifts or cards.
- Individuals at the funeral home, church and/or organization who helped you in planning and holding services.
- Key members of the service, including pallbearers and readers at the service.
- Friends and loved ones who provided services such as babysitting, food, or driving in the funeral procession.
- People who weren't notified via the ePassing notification, but who you saw at the service(s).