In Sympathy / Funeral Etiquette
This post could also be called “Why I Should Listen to My Mother.”
Not too long ago we were talking about funerals and my mom said she’s learned to write her address on the inside of sympathy cards when she gives a gift or memorial for a funeral.
We attended two funerals last week, so this idea came up. I hemmed and hawed because doesn’t it seem sort of pushy?
I went ahead and wrote our address inside the cards…a little sheepishly.
So fast forward to this morning. I got an e-mail from my friend, the one whose husband passed away, asking for the addresses for everyone in our book club so she could send thank-you notes.
Well. Of course I was happy to gather the addresses for her, and I feel like I got a pretty clear answer.
But now here’s another question. Would you write what you gave in the card as well, or is that going too far?
And is there anything you’ve learned from being on either the giving or receiving end of help and comfort that you could share?
Posted: February 3rd, 2014 under Community.