When you are invited to cremation services in Daytona Beach, FL in honor of someone you know who has lost a loved one, it is customary to bring flowers to that type of service. But families that are grieving can sometimes get overwhelmed by flowers and, in reality, they don’t last. There are other gifts that can demonstrate your support to the bereaved family that you might consider instead of flowers. Here are a few to consider:
Plants are a nice gesture because not only do they add decoration to the service itself, but they last. You can give y our friend something like a peace lily and they can take it home after the service, care for it, and remember their loved one every time they see it. They will also think of to and the support you gave them during that hard time.
Bringing meals that are already cooked and prepared can be a big help to the bereaved. They appreciate being able to freeze meals so they can just pull them out and use them when needed. You can bring muffins, lasagna, fruit, and other things. It’s nice to be able to have meals that heat up quickly and can be frozen. You could also want until after the services and deliver a hot meal on a certain day. IT’s nice to try and care for those who are too sad to do those types of things themselves.
Instead of spending money on flowers or other things when you don’t know what the person would appreciate the most, you can give a card with a monetary gift in it instead. The family can dedicate that money wherever they want or need it. They could put some of the money towards their loved one’s services, if they need help in that area. The rest, they can donate to a charity of their choice.
A Charitable Donation
IF you have a good idea for something the person who passed on would appreciate, you can also donate some money to a certain charity. IF they passed on from cancer, for example, donating money to a cancer research fund is a nice way to memorialize them and support their family. Send a card to the family to let them know what you have done so they know.
There are plenty of other things you can do or bring as gifts to cremation services in Daytona Beach, FL and if you want to do something different and unique, the professionals at Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory are here to help you with ideas. Give us a call and tell us about your friend and the loved one they have lost. We can help you come up with ideas that would be appropriate and touching all at the same time. We are here to help people get final services organized and carried out, but we are also here to aid those who support the grieving through their hard times.