When saying goodbye to a loved one at Charlotte, NC cemeteries, a little gesture can go a long way to bring comfort. That’s why funeral homes and cemeteries like Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Garden make it easy to send messages of comfort and support in gift form. In this article, we’ll look at the most common gift options to send to the family of the deceased and how we make that process easier.
By far the most popular choice for funeral gifts, flower arrangements have been around since before the modern gift market. Common for both decorating the funeral home and for sending to the home of the family, these come in hundreds of styles and species of flower. Most will also include a message of support in an included card, and can be ordered directly through our on-site catalog for funeral supplies.
Few things are better for finding comfort during a difficult time than favorite foods, and we make it easy to send care packages to the family of the deceased. The most popular choice for food baskets is fruit arrangements, which are a creative and tasty alternative to flower arrangements. But the variety of foods in our catalogue is increasing, adding southern favorites, sweet treats, and practical options ideal for someone who doesn’t want to cook while planning a funeral.
Jewelry and Collectibles
If you want to send a lasting memento of the deceased to their family, one of the best ways is with a selection of commemorative statues and jewelry. Not only are these statues crafted under the finest standard and built to last, but they can be personalized with inscriptions of love and support during a difficult time. The jewelry is crafted from durable metals and many can hold a photo of the departed or a pinch of cremation ashes.
Supporting a Good Cause
Many families are choosing to eschew gifts to save the room and not have another thing to keep track of during funeral planning. In lieu of gifts, these families are choosing to organize charitable donations for a cause close to their loved one’s heart or relevant to medical causes. This can be done through our online portal, where those leaving messages on the guestbook can click on a button to add a donation to the chosen cause.
Donations to Funeral Costs
Similar to the charitable causes, it’s common for families to crowdfund the funeral costs through our online portal. A funeral can be an unexpected expense, which is why more people are taking advantage of our preneed services to pay them off in advance. But for families who are paying off the full balance unexpectedly, being able to ask for donations through our online portal can be a significant help.
If you have a preference for gifts sent to your family, or want to send a gift, Charlotte, NC cemeteries are ready to take your call. Contact Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Garden for more information today.