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Unable to Attend Funeral Letter (Free Examples)

Can't Attend Funeral Letter - Examples & Tips

If you are unable to attend a funeral, it’s appropriate to let the family know by sending a letter.

This “unable to attend funeral” letter should include condolences and a simple apology for not being able to make it to the service.

Here’s what to write in your letter (or sympathy card), plus some free examples you can use.

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101 Condolence Messages to Express Your Love & Support

101 Condolence Messages, Tips, Examples, and Images

What’s the best way to express your condolences and sympathy?

When someone you know has lost a loved one, it can be hard to find the right words for a condolence message.

The person to whom you are sending your sympathy is grieving, perhaps even in a state of shock. And if you knew the decedent, you’re mourning too! So while it’s important to get the message right, it’s also not always easy to do so.

We’re here to make it easy for you. Here are 101 messages of condolence you can copy, use, and alter as you see fit.

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10 Meaningful Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Father

Father Loss Sympathy Gift Ideas

Finding the perfect sympathy gifts for loss of father can be difficult. If your loved one was very close to their father, this loss will be hitting them pretty hard. Even if they weren’t that close to their dad, there’s no doubt they’ve still lost a monumental figure in their life.

When you know someone who is grieving over the loss of their dad, you want to give them a gift with real meaning. You don’t want to just give some random material item. No, you want something meaningful that will bring them comfort and peace at a time when they need it most.

If you feel like there’s nothing you can say right now to ease their sorrow, a thoughtful sympathy gift can do a great job at getting the message across: “I’m thinking about you during this difficult time.”

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10 Best Sympathy Gifts for Men

Best Sympathy Gifts for Men

Men are, according to the stereotype, difficult to shop for. Throw in the unpredictably raw emotions of grief, and you may discover that sympathy gifts for men are really difficult to find.

But it shouldn’t be that way.

If you have a friend or family member who is grieving the loss of a loved one, and maybe even going through a pretty rough patch with it, giving him a sympathy gift is one of the best ways to show him that you care. And you shouldn’t have to spend too much time (or an arm and a leg) finding the perfect one.

In this list we’ve gathered the 10 best sympathy gifts for men. No matter their personality type, from a memorial tumbler for the more practical type of guy to a remembrance journal for the more sentimental, we have a little something for everyone.

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50 In Loving Memory Quotes

Fifty Best In Loving Memory Quotes

Here we present the very best In Loving Memory Quotes to help you honor your loved one. When someone you care about dies, it’s so easy to feel like you have so much to say but no words to say it.

We hope and pray that these eloquent quotes can provide you with the words to say in a eulogy, inscription, sympathy card, or other situations. May you receive comfort and encouragement in your time of great grief and sorrow.

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What to Do When Someone Loses a Pet

How to help a friend whose pet has dies

Today we are going to talk about what to do when someone loses a pet.

When we lose a pet, it can feel like losing a member of the family. Pets really are part of the family, after all!

Most of us have experienced the death of a beloved animal friend in one way or another, but what do you do when it’s a friend or loved one who has just lost a pet? What can you say to bring them comfort? Should you send them a card? Is it ok to get them a gift?

Let’s talk about how best to show love and support to someone who has lost a pet.

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Funeral Etiquette: A Brief Guide for What to Say & Do

Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and Say

Attending a funeral isn’t something you do every day. What is the proper funeral etiquette? What are you supposed to say and do? And perhaps more importantly, what are you not supposed to say and do?

Here is our brief guide on funeral etiquette, including what to say and do (or not) for when you attend a funeral. First, we address how guests should act, followed by ideas of what to say to the bereaved family. And finally we have a section on funeral etiquette for the immediate family.

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Pet Loss Quotes, Poems & More to Honor Your Furry Friend

Sympathy Quotes for Pet Loss

Welcome to the ultimate collection of pet loss quotes. We have more than 80 helpful and heartwarming memorial quotes, inscription and epitaph ideas, poems, Bible verses, saying, and other pet loss quotes to help you honor and remember your special friend.

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What is the “Death Positive” Movement?

The Death Positive Movement

Quick take: The Death Positive movement encourages people to think and talk freely about death. Distinctives include a focus on family-centered funerals, hands-on participation in the body preparation and burial/cremation, “green” and natural burial options, more affordable burial and cremation choices, meaningful rituals and ceremony, and an acceptance of death and decay as part of the natural world

Introduction

When you hear the word “funeral,” you probably get some sort of image of suits and ties, black dresses and veils, a stately church or chapel, a heavy casket. Words like grief, dreary, formal, morose, sad, depressing, cemetery, expensive.

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22 Tips on How to Help Someone Who is Grieving

Tips on Caring for Mourners

Let’s talk about how to help someone who is grieving.

Someone you know has lost a loved one. It might be a spouse, a parent, a child, or a close friend or relative. How can you support them in real, tangible ways during this time of mourning?

This sort of loss is devastating, and you want to be there for your friend. And you want to go beyond sending flowers and lame offers (that they’ll never take you up on) of “How can I help?” or “Let me know if you need anything.”

Here are 22 simple – yet meaningful and effective – tips on caring for someone who is grieving.

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