What do you need to know about death announcements?
Today, we’ll be exploring these questions and more:
What is a death announcement?
Is an announcement of death necessary?
What is the difference between a death announcement and an obituary?
… between a death announcement and a death notice?
What is the appropriate way to inform others of a death?
If you’re unfamiliar with the proper etiquette for death announcements, well, that’s understandable. We’ve written this guide to help you know what to do, when to do it, and how to do so in an appropriate and respectful way.
I have been in the funeral industry for thirteen years and I’ve been selling pre-arrangement policies for much of that time.
Often families think that their loved one has taken care of everything, when in fact, nothing has been.
Perhaps their loved one just happened to see me on the street and waved. Later, they tell their spouse, “I saw Karen, the funeral director from ABC Funeral Home today!” Without a more detailed discussion, the spouse may get the impression that a meeting took place and the funeral arrangements were made when in fact there is no arrangement at all.
Because people can be hesitant to have the full, difficult conversations about death and funeral plans, this sort of misunderstanding happens more often then you might think. When the loved one dies, the family comes to the funeral home and discovers they have a lot of work to do.
This is the kind of surprise you do not
want. It might be a hard conversation to have, but it truly is a
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