Guide to Writing Funeral Thank You Notes
Writing a thank you note to those that provide support and kind gestures during your time of grief are important to acknolwedge. The task may feel daunting, but just remember it doesn't have to happen right away. Funeral etiquette is typically that you send a thank you note within 2-3 months after the funeral. Below is a guide for who you should write a thank you note to, along with ideas for what to include in your note.
Who do I send a Funeral Thank You Card to?
Include anyone who:
What do I say in a Funeral Thank You Card?
Use the following guidelines to write your thank you card. Remember that you can write one note on behalf of the entire family, so you might consider dividing up the task of writing the cards. While you still have family and friends in town, you might plan to have a few hours where you sit around a table and pass the cards around for people to sign. This can be both a kind gesture to those who have provided support, along with an opportunity for your family to do something together.
Consider including the following things in your letter:
Sample Funeral Thank You Note
Thank you so much for attending Jack's remembrance ceremony. He often talked about how much he respected your work in the community. Please know your kindness during this hard time has meant so much to our family.
Cynthia & Family
Including a bereavement verse may also be a nice addition to the thank you cards sent out.