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Funeral thank you note wording examples

After funeral thank you note examplesFuneral thank you notes can be difficult to write.

After a funeral, you may want to send out thank-you notes for flowers, food, donations, fruit baskets, or other gifts. Please know that you have my sympathy if you are in this situation.

When you are ready, the templates and samples below can help you get started with your notes.

There are examples below for funeral flower thank-you notes. The generic thank you for the flowers templates are here.

There is a  separate post with examples on thanking the funeral director. For more general help with funerals, check out the Funeral Resources site.

Losing a loved one is difficult. If you are not up to writing thank-you notes, it’s okay to delay writing them for a few weeks or even longer.

Another idea is to have a friend or other family members help write the notes. When a parent passes away, divide the thank you notes up between the siblings, or perhaps older grandchildren can help.

Then a personalized note can be included on the blank side. Or you can order thank-you note cards of your choosing that are blank on the inside.

Should I write a thank-you note to those that came to the funeral but did not give a gift or donation? No. It’s not necessary to thank those that were at the service or calling hours but did not give flowers or any other type of gift. If you want to, you can, but it’s not expected.

Should I send a thank-you note for every sympathy card? No. Cards do not need to be acknowledged. Emily Post recommends a thank you when a personal note was written on the card.

The notes do not need to be long. The goal is to acknowledge the gift, food, sympathy, etc.

Handwrite the notes, if possible. Handwritten notes can feel more personal than other methods. One exception may be to email co-workers as you may not have their home address and you don’t want to wait to deliver the note in person when returning to the office.

More “rules” can be read here on the Bradshaw-Carter site.

Thank you notes after funeral for a donation

Note: Sometimes donations can be made to an organization in lieu of flowers. The organization could be Hospice or the local Humane Society. It will be whatever the deceased requested. The donations are usually dropped off at the funeral home. You will be able to make a list of who made donations.

Dear [person’s name],

Thank you for making a donation to Hospice in memory of [name of deceased]. We were grateful for the support of Hospice near the end of her life. Also, thank you for coming to the funeral. [Name of deceased] shared many stories about you with the family in recent weeks.

Sincerely,
[Your name or family of [deceased]


Dear [person’s name],

We appreciate your donation to the Humane Society made in honor of Uncle Joe. Joe was a dog lover his whole life, and he would be happy knowing that more dogs will be helped.

Sincerely,
[Your name or family of [deceased]

Thank you notes after funeral for flowers

Dear [person’s name],

The flowers for Betty’s funeral were beautiful. The arrangement of purple carnations and white lilies was stunning, and Betty would have loved them. Thank you for your kindness and remembering the family.

Sincerely,
[Your name or family of [deceased]


Dear [person’s name],

We appreciated the roses at my grandma’s funeral. Roses were her favorite. Roses will always remind me of grandma.

Best regards,
[Your Name]


Thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement sent to the funeral home for my sister’s funeral. She loved tulips and I loved that you choose my favorite color for them. I will plant them outside soon. Each year, when they bloom, will be a pleasant reminder of you and my sister.

I am grateful to have you as a friend. The flowers remembering my grandpa are lovely. Thank you for caring about me and my family.

The family appreciated the flowers for Aunt [Aunt’s Name]. The arrangement was amazing and my aunt would have loved them. Thank you for showing your support and sympathy through the flowers.

Sending flowers to the church for my grandma’s funeral was thoughtful. The flowers helped the church to look beautiful during the service. Also, thank you for coming to the visitation.

Many flowers were sent to the funeral home for my dad. I liked your flowers the most! And I appreciate that you choose flowers that are not poisonous to my cats. I will enjoy them at home this week and not have to worry about my cats dying if they decide to eat them.

Thank you notes after funeral for food

After funeral thank you note samplesThis could be for food brought to the funeral home for calling hours, or the after the funeral meal or food brought to your home before/after the funeral.

Dear [Person’s Name],

Thank you for organizing the food for the calling hours. The church has been a real blessing to us during this difficult time. The family loved the chicken wings and side dishes.

Thanks again,
The Jones family


Dear [Person’s Name],

I was feeling overwhelmed when [Name of deceased] passed away. The casseroles you brought over were great! I lived on them for a couple of weeks and may not have eaten otherwise. Thanks for being there for me.

Your friend,
[Your Name]


Dear [Name of church],

The meal after the funeral at the church was wonderful. Thank you for hosting the family and providing all the food. Food is such a comfort in times like this. We were able to share many memories of [Name of deceased] during the meal.

Sincerely,
The Jones family


Thank you for arranging the pizza for my family during the weekend of my mother’s passing. With so many family members visiting from out of state, the pizza was a blessing. We were all happy to be able to eat together at home without figuring out what to eat. Also, thank you for coming to the funeral.

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My family is thankful for the meals provided when my husband passed away. This has been a very difficult time for us. The children were glad to have some of their favorite comfort foods on hand. Your support has been a bright spot for all of us.

Thank you note after funeral to coworkers

Dear Team,

Thank you for sending flowers to the funeral home. The arrangement was beautiful, and I felt touched that the team remembered me during this difficult. I will see you all when I return to work after settling Mom’s affairs.

Kind Regards,
[Your Name]


Dear [coworker’s name]

Thank you for coming to my dad’s funeral. His passing was very hard and unexpected. Your support was appreciated.

Best Regards,
[Your Name]


I have the best coworkers! Thank you for the flowers sent to the church for my grandma’s funeral. They helped me to know that you were thinking of me while I was out of the office. I also appreciate all the work that was covered for me while I was out.

I am thankful to have you as a coworker. Your presence at the visitation was appreciated. I am grateful that we have become not only co-workers but friends.

You are a very thoughtful person. Thank you for coming to the visitation and funeral for my mom. As you know, her passing was very hard on me. I appreciate all of your support.

I hope these notes have been helpful. Again, I’m sorry to hear that you need to write this type of thank-you note.

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