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Things To Do To Show Sympathy

Things To Do To Show Sympathy

How To Be Supportive to the Mourning Family

 When someone we know dies, passes on, whatever phrase you prefer, we as friends, family and loved ones rally around them, giving them solace and comfort in times of need, comfort can be given by way of a kind word, an arrangement of flowers for the coffin or for the funeral home; it can be given in a selection of ready-made casseroles, lasagne’s, pies or soups so that the family doesn’t have to think about cooking. If you want to help a family dealing with loss you could help them organise the wake or a memorial service.

Helping a family cope with the loss of a loved one could be as simple as organising family photographs that include the deceased and putting them in photo-frames to be displayed on walls, mantelpiece’s, windowsill’s and bedside tables; you could even give the family a beautiful frame for them to use to display a portrait or a group shot that takes them back to happier times.

Of course the thing to do, when celebrating a friend or loved one who has passed on is to raise a toast in their name and drink to their honour, this toast is generally drunk with their favourite tipple in their hand, for example if you are toasting your grandfather and he was a Chivas man, you would pour everyone (who is over the legal drinking age) a shot of whiskey and drink to his memory.

In South Africa there are many traditions surrounding death and sympathy, each family, culture and belief system has different rituals that play out as they bid the dearly departed a final farewell. The Jewish culture there is sitting Shiva and a year on they reveal the tomb stone; in Catholicism the priest will read the last rites and the priest will then commend the body to the earth. In the Indian culture the priest will read the bodies last rights as it lies in the coffin, the body will then have the last rites read to it again as it is placed in the ground. There after there will be regular prayers said by the family in memoriam of the departed.  And in certain African cultures a ritual animal killing is performed as it is believed that the blood of an ox or a sheep as it is believed to help defer further bad luck.
But whatever way you choose to honour the departed, at NetFlorist’s online gift store we have gifts for you to send the grieving family, like food hampers and flowers to show your sympathy. Simply log on to NetFlorist and send your sympathy gifts today.
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