What Should You Do if You Can’t Attend a Funeral?

Funeral Home San Mateo

Paying your respects in person is an important gesture of support and solidarity to the grieving family, even if you didn’t know the decedent well. But your schedule won’t always cooperate with unexpected events, and there are other ways to show that you care if you can’t attend the funeral ceremony. Order a sympathy arrangement from a florist, and have it delivered to the funeral home, place of worship, or the family’s home. Write a brief note to accompany the arrangement.

In addition to sending flowers, you can send a condolence card to the family, sign an online guestbook, or make a charitable donation in the name of the decedent. When you are able to make room in your schedule, prepare a homemade dish to take to the family’s home. Don’t plan on a long visit, unless you know the family well, as they will need privacy as they begin to finalize the details of their loved one’s estate.

Skylawn Memorial Park offers respectful and dignified funeral ceremonies near San Mateo to honor your loved one’s life. Call (650) 349-4411 if you have any questions for our funeral home staff.

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