The Dos and Don'ts When In A Funeral
By Jitske Memoli
Planning and organizing a funeral is intended for
colleagues and other acquaintances of the deceased to
put across their sympathy and pay respect to the family.
To some people, paying proper respect to their departed
ones can be very uncomfortable that they would not know
how to act and what their pronouncements should be in a
funeral. Here are some fundamental funeral manners that
you should be aware of.
Pay a Visit to the Family
If someone who is close to you happened to lost a loved
one or a relative, you should definitely pay a visit to
the place and bring some flowers to the funeral. Cards
conveying your deepest condolence to the family can also
be offered. Make them feel that you really are concerned
and let them know that you will be always available if
they needed you assistance.
What to Do
Funerals are not the very best place to take your
loudmouth. The family of the deceased would rather have
you to listen and sympathize with them genuinely.
Instead, hold their hands and just listen to stories
they wanted to tell or anything they have to say. Asking
them about the details of the person's death would make
them feel further depressed. If you do not care about
the deceased person, it is best to not attend the
funeral than pretending to empathize with the family
when you really are not.
Giving Flowers to the Family
Sending flowers is a very thoughtful and affectionate
gesture to the family. However, you should also consider
the family's religious beliefs, customs and other
personal ideals to avoid insulting anyone. The flowers
can be delivered to the church or where the funeral
takes place. With a flower arrangement, you can also put
a short message written on a card. Funeral cards are
readily available in shops that you can simply purchase.
Dressing Up Properly
Every religion and culture has its set of rules when it
comes to clothes. People used to wear black during
Christian or Catholic funerals, which is not typical
anymore these modern times. Simple and comfortable
outfits can definitely be worn. Wearing bright colored
dresses is a big no-no. Asking everyone to wear white is
very common nowadays.
Ways to Send your Condolences To Family
In these modern times, technology has given people with
several ways of making all the transactions easier. Even
if you are out of town or away from a friend that has
lost a loved one, a call can be made in an instant,
expressing your deepest sympathy and assuring your
prayers are with them all. Some website do offer
printable funeral cards that you can easily print out
and attach to a flower arrangement to be delivered in a
particular funeral home for your friend.
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