When a friend or co-worker has a final service for a loved one, it’s nice for you to reach out to the funeral homes in Baltimore, MD in some way to let your friend know you are there for them. If you have ever lost someone, you know how hard it can feel to get through the situation. There are a lot of ways you can show your support. It’s just a matter of finding the right avenue for you.
One thing you could do is simply attend the person’s final services. You don’t have to know them well, or at all if the event is open to the public. You can simply go to show your support to someone in their family who you do know. Your presence can mean a lot to them and can tell them that you are there for them through it all.
If you can’t attend the services, or they are just for family, you can still send something to the funeral home to tell your friend that you are thinking of them. Flowers are the most popular gift, but you could also send just a card, or a card with money in it that they can use for the services, or to donate to charity.
Whether you attend the services or not, you should definitely check up on your friend in a few days to see how they are doing. You can call them, stop by, or even just shoot them an email or a text. They might want to share stories, shed emotions, or just catch up on life to get their mind off of things for a while. Invite them out for coffee or bring them some pie. Don’t overstay your welcome, just pop in to remind them that you are there.
If you know enough about your friend’s loved one to know what they were into, you could honor them, and your friend, by making a donation to a certain area organization. If the person loved gardening, for example, donate to the local community garden. If they died of cancer, donate to cancer research, and so on. Let your friend know in a card what you have done so they appreciate that you are there for them and are trying to honor their loved one in that way.
There are plenty of other ways to let the bereaved know that you are there for them. If you are trying to come up with a different idea, funeral homes in Baltimore, MD are here to help. Give us a call and we can help you brainstorm ideas that might work well for your loved one and your situation. At Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A., we help people with final services to honor their loved ones, but we also want to help those around the bereaved to remind them that they are not alone in their grief. Give us a call with your questions and we’ll be here to help.