When a family member passes on and you are going to have traditional services to honor their memory, you might know how to spread the word to other loved ones about the services. But what about Baltimore, MD cremation services? Do you know what to do for those? The actions can be very similar and revolve more around what the family wants and what type of memorial will take place, if any. Here are a few tips to help you spread the word:
Tip 1: Consider An Obituary
It’s nice to have something written up that concisely summarizes the highlights of your loved one’s life. That statement can be placed on the funeral home website and you can also place it in area newspapers. You might also put it in newspapers where the person once lived so others from that area will see the information as well.
Tip 2: Make Phone Calls
Just because you are in charge of the cremation services doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself. Make phone calls to those closest to your loved one and then have them call other more distant relatives. You can start a telephone tree to help you with the distribution of information. Make sure you have all of the information necessary before you start the tree in motion.
Tip 3: Open It Or Close It
If you are having a memorial for your loved one, you can have it open to the public so that anyone can attend or you can have it be by invitation only. If you are only inviting close relatives, you don’t have to publicize when and where the memorial is taking place. If you are opening it up to anyone, you can place the information in the obituary and invite anyone who feels they should come to honor your loved one.
Tip 4: Sometimes In Person
Once everyone knows your loved one has passed, it’s okay to talk over the details of the service by phone. But if there are some who haven’t heard yet, you might want to consider telling them in person or having someone else talk to them to relay the information. It can be startling to hear such details over the phone and is nice to have someone compassionate nearby.
If you have any questions about cremation services in Baltimore, MD, the experts at Hari P. Close Funeral Services, P.A. can help. We will tell you what information you need to write a nice obituary and even help you with the process, if you’d like. We’re here to arrange services, treat you with compassion, and help you every step of the way. You can call us at (410) 327-3100 with your questions or see us in person at 5126 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206. We can show you our facilities and figure out together what works best for your family. We understand this is a hard time and it’s our job to make it at least a little bit easier on you.