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By Karen Zinn Suggested wording for funeral thank-you notes Writing thank-you notes after a funeral may be done by an individual or divided among family members.
It's okay to ask a close friend for help writing and mailing funeral thank-you notes and acknowledging expressions of sympathy at and after a funeral.
If you are not sure what to write in a funeral thank you note, below are examples of funeral and sympathy thank-you note wording. A brief note to the celebrant, clergy or spiritual counselor can convey your appreciation for their comforting words and help. Dear Reverend Jones, Thank you for your spiritual counsel and services at the funeral of my mother.
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Especially at times like these, your guidance is so appreciated. Sincerely, To pallbearer Dear Frank, Thank you for serving as a pallbearer.
You are a true friend. Your contributions to the service were a tremendous help. I appreciate your kindness. Love, Mary For attending the funeral or visitation It is not necessary to send a thank-you to everyone who attended the funeral or visitation.
But if you would like to acknowledge someone, a simple thank-you note would be appreciated. Chan, It was really nice to see you at my mother's funeral.
I really appreciate the effort you made to travel such a distance. I was grateful to hear your memories, and your support made a difference to me and my family.
Fondly, Mary For flowers and memorial contributions A thank-you note is sent to each person who sends flowers or a memorial contribution. If the flowers or contribution is from a group, send the note to the leader of the group.
Lopez, Thank you for the beautiful pink arrangement of flowers. Sincerely, Mary To relatives and special friends If relatives and special friends send floral arrangements, a memorial contribution, food or assist in other ways, a thank-you note is an appropriate way to show your appreciation.
Dear Penny and Joe, I want to thank you for the wonderful meal you delivered to our home after the funeral. It was delicious and such a thoughtful gesture. My mother really valued your friendship. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Love, Mary To co-workers If a co-worker extends him or herself, it is appropriate to thank that person with a handwritten note.
Dear Richard, I appreciate your stepping in and covering my work during this difficult time. Thank you for your support. It will make it easier when I return to the office next week. Sincerely, Mary For sympathy cards and letters If you receive a sympathy card, it is appropriate to send an acknowledgement card.
If a personal note was included in the sympathy card, a brief note should be written inside the thank-you card. If you receive a longer sympathy letter, that should be acknowledged with a personal reply. Dear Jason, It was so thoughtful of you to remember us at this time.
Thank you for taking the time to share your memories of Mom with us. Your words were such a comfort. Friends like you have helped us get through this difficult time.
Love, Mary For email If you receive a sympathy email, although optional you may reply by email or a handwritten note. Dear George, Thank you for sending your words of sympathy.
It was kind of you to show you care.Writing tip: Thank-you advice from a longtime Hallmark writer: “I think about what has touched me in the notes I’ve received from people. I try to just let my heart speak and not worry that I’m being ‘gushy’ or ‘over the top.’.
Writing tip: You get a little more time to write thank-you cards for graduation, wedding, shower and baby gifts. It’s still best to write and send a card as soon as possible, but for a wedding gift, you have up to three months to send it.
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