My condolences – is a classic way of saying you’re sorry. If you knew the deceased well as his relatives – it is best to call back as soon as you hear about the loss. Avoid emails unless you really do not have the ability to call, even more personal messages on social networks, as this shows blunting and lack of respect. Make sure to contact us today and let us help you. In these moments, be sure that you need help.
If you have no other contact with the bereaved – only then email and social networks are acceptable.
Sometimes people worry about not intruding at this sad moment on the family and loved ones of the deceased, but in truth, there isn’t anyone who has been left unaffected by the fact that a little-known or even a stranger calls to offer condolences.
Expressions of sympathy, empathy and condolences are part of the grief and the experience of loss – both for the family and loved ones of the deceased and for everyone in whose life this person has left a mark and a positive memory.
The family and loved ones of the deceased usually need to express their feelings in order to survive their grief. You have to be patient and listen to it without interruption.
When accepting condolences, it is enough to say only: Thank you. You do not need to spit out gratitude for your time and attention.
Bouquets and gifts:
In certain societies, it is customary to carry flowers not only during funerals, to be left on the grave / coffin of the deceased, but also in their home, as well as to be sent to the family. This practice is not accepted in every country – flowers brought only on funeral always even, possibly white and never packed, and if larger, slightly tied to a simple string.
In case the deceased was a socially significant person – wreaths are offered, again with white flowers.
Usually carnations or chrysanthemums are chosen for the funeral. In case the deceased is a close person – lily or roses can be given.
If you know the family of the deceased well, you can take care of home-cooked food and wine when you visit them. This practice is on the verge of pagan customs, but in many societies, it is customary to honor the dead when seated together at a table and all present worship the memory of the dead with stories and memories of their life. Nowadays, this practice has a much more practical application, namely to help in this sad moment to relatives with tasks, such as the preparation of food, for example.