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Thank You Notes after Funeral

Thank You Notes after Funeral

Sending thank you notes after a funeral is very important, as it helps you to acknowledge and express your gratitude to friends and family who supported you in your moments of loss and grief.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Sep 5, 2018
Losing a loved one is very traumatic, but you need to observe social etiquette even during periods of grief. Sending thank you notes after a funeral to all your friends and relatives who supported you during your tough times is very necessary. This helps you to express gratitude to them, and this should be done after the funeral is over.
The best way is to keep it simple. You need to keep a list of all those people who had come to the funeral, had sent flowers, and had helped you in making the arrangements. This way, you will not forget anyone, and you can send a thank you note to all those who were present. This is, however, no easy task, and we will help you.
How to Write?
Funeral etiquette dictates that you send thank you notes within two weeks of the funeral. It is not always easy to find the proper words to write. Writing notes after a funeral is a cathartic process that helps you to deal with your pain. However, if you are too overwhelmed to do it, then you can delegate this work to someone else.
You must send such notes to all the people who had attended the funeral, were pallbearers, helped you in funeral arrangements, attended the memorial service, sent flowers to the funeral, bought homemade food for your family, and made donations in the name of the deceased. Here are some bereavement notes after funeral samples for you to take inspiration from.
Thank You Notes to Pallbearer
Dear Jack,

Thank you for serving as a pallbearer for Jamie's funeral. Your love and support to us at this difficult time is greatly appreciated.

With love,
Emily
Thank You Notes to Reverend
Dear Reverend Hotch,

Thank you so much for the beautiful and touching service that you delivered for Jamie. Jamie was a wonderful husband, father, and friend and he will always remain in our thoughts and prayers. I am grateful for your kind words and for honoring him in his final journey.

With kindest regards,
Emily
Thank You Notes to Friends who Attended the Funeral
Dear Mary,

Thank you so much for attending Jamie's funeral in spite of your illness. I am really grateful for your presence. Your love and support to me and my family will always be remembered. You were one of Jamie's oldest friends and I know you must be grieving too. He always spoke highly of you and treasured your friendship.

With kindest regards,
Emily
Thank You Notes to Friends who Sent Flowers
Dear Alvin,

Thank you Alvin for sending the beautiful flower arrangement at Jamie's funeral. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

With warm regards,
Emily
Although it might seem like a challenging task, it is best to finish writing and sending the thank you notes as soon as possible. Sympathy thank you notes will also be pouring in from your family and friends and you should acknowledge them too.