It’s hard to lose a loved one and when you see someone in your life going through the strong emotions, you want to reach out and do what you can. You may not be able to do much around the services at funeral homes in Baltimore, MD, but you can certainly let that person know you are thinking of them by creating a grief care package. You can take it to them in person, send it to their home, or even leave it at the funeral home for the professionals there to hand over when the time is right. Here are some things to include:


There are endless things that have to be replenished in a bathroom. A grieving friend may not have the energy to do that kind of shopping. You can include things like toothpaste, special soaps, lip balms, bubble bath, and other such items. If you know they use certain brands, try to get those to remind them how much you care and how well you know them.


Those in bereavement might not always make meals on their own and they may not even feel like eating the meals other people make for them. Place some non-perishable foods in the care package, like protein bars, gum, cereal, nuts, and other things that are healthy in nature, but can be eaten at any time. You could also put some tea bags and other drink options in as well.

Small Gifts

Besides things your friend needs, you can also put some things in the care package that you think they would enjoy. Include a scented candle, for example, a photo album for them to arrange pictures of their loved one, a scarf you know they’d like or other small items. These things are a nice way to show you are thinking of them during this difficult time.

Condolence Card

You will also want your friend to know you are thinking about them and that’s where the sympathy card comes in. You don’t have to write a lot. Just let them know you are thinking of them and you are there for them when they need you. Tell them you are sorry for their loss and you hope the care package helps them get through even a little bit of the grief they are experiencing.

There are nearly endless possibilities for things that you could include in a grief care package. Many people send flowers or homemade meals, both of which are thoughtful options. But the care package goes another step and shows someone you care even deeper to choose special items for them.

If you want more suggestions for things to include in a care package for a grieving friend, contact funeral homes in Baltimore, MD for ideas and options. The professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. can help you put together a nice care package that your friend will appreciate and remember as they move forward into a new sense of normal.