When you think about having a funeral for a loved one, you know the Lakeville, MN funeral home will be involved. If you are the one making the arrangements, you likely understand that people are going to want to bring things to you. They’ll want to send flowers, bring plants, make donations to a charity, offer food, and do a number of other things. While you’re likely grateful for their generosity, all you really want to do is show them how thankful you are that they showed up for your loved one’s final services. While it’s not at all necessary for you to give anything to them, you might want to do just that. Here are a few ideas for thoughtful gifts that attendees might really appreciate.
If your loved one had a large jewelry collection, even if many of the pieces were just fun, costume jewelry, and you have no idea what you’re going to do with it all, take it to the funeral home and set up a display table for the final service. Those attending might remember your loved one wearing certain items and enjoy those memories as they pass by. You can welcome guests to each take a piece, so everyone has something to remember your loved one by as they leave.
Did your loved one make handmade cards? Did they churn out birdhouses like crazy? Some people stuff their homes with things they make because they just don’t know what to do with them all. If you find yourself drowning in their creativity, distribute those items through the final services. Guests can have something created by the deceased and you don’t have as much on your hands to sort through later.
While you will likely have a program for the service, it can be nice to showcase a special picture of your loved one on that program. You can even put more than one or print out just pictures without the program included so every guest has a memento of your loved one to take home with them.
Colorful Bracelets Or Pins
There’s a color for every cause these days and if your loved one appreciated certain cause, or perhaps passed on due to one of the causes, you might want to pass out something that relates to that situation. You could get pink ribbons or bracelets for breast cancer, for example, whether they had it or just supported the cause as something important to them.
While it’s not essential for you to hand out gifts at the Lakeville, MN funeral home service, if you would like to honor your loved one in that way, the professionals at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation can offer further suggestions and ideas. Stop by 4565 Pleasant St SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372, see our facilities and tell us about your loved one. We’ll help you figure out just the right items to pass around, if there is something that will work. You can also call us for help at (952) 447-2633.