Writing a sympathy note is a thoughtful way to acknowledge a death and offer support to the bereaved. Mail a handwritten sympathy note after the burial or cremation service, and skip digital condolences. For some helpful hints on what to say, watch this video clip.
It recommends putting your feelings on paper and staying sincere throughout the letter. Let the bereaved family know you’re sorry for their loss. If you knew the deceased individual, you could briefly mention that person’s special qualities or a warm memory.
Inglewood Park Cemetery serves families in the Los Angeles area with funeral pre-planning and graveside memorial services. You can reach our office at (310) 412-6500.
At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we know how important it is for your loved ones to have a well-kept final resting place. We are committed to providing regular cemetery maintenance to ensure that our grounds always look their best when you come to visit your family monument or loved one’s interment space.
As part of our cemetery maintenance, we will remove dead flowers from gravesites and picking up litter and other debris on the grounds. We will perform regular landscaping services, including trimming trees and shrubbery, mowing lawns, and removing grass clippings. All lakes, ponds, and water features will be kept clean, and the trash receptacles will be emptied regularly. We will make repairs to any cemetery-owned buildings and sunken graves, bringing in outside contractors when necessary.
For more information about cemetery maintenance, contact Inglewood Park Cemetery. We’re here to answer all of your questions about our cemetery and cremation services in Los Angeles. Call (310) 412-6500 to talk to our team today.
After the loss of a parent, it’s not uncommon for siblings to have disagreements when making funeral arrangements. Emotions are running high during this stressful time, so it’s easy for tensions to develop, or—if the relationship between siblings was already strained—for bad feelings to be exacerbated. As you encounter decisions such as choosing a gravestone or planning for burial cremation, being supportive of each other can make the process significantly easier. These strategies will help you avoid common disagreements during the funeral planning process.
Consult Your Parent’s Plan
In some cases, you may be able to avoid disagreements by consulting any funeral pre-planning documents your parent prepared. Your parent may have specified his or her final wishes about which cemetery to use or whether he or she wanted to be buried or cremated, so that you do not have to make those decisions on your own. If your parent did any pre-planning, follow his or her wishes so that you do not have to navigate these choices on your own.
Be Ready to Compromise
Without a plan from your parent, you and your siblings will have to plan the funeral together. Be prepared for people to have different ideas of what your parent would have wanted and what is appropriate. If there is something that is important to you, be ready to give in on something else that matters more to your sibling. Don’t shy away from having more than one service for your parent. You may wish to have a cemetery memorial service and a celebration of life at one of your parent’s favorite places. Doing multiple things allows all siblings to feel represented.
Find Common Ground
Siblings will need to rely on each other after losing a parent. Even if you have very different outlooks, focus on your shared memories and the common ground you have. Be mindful that grief affects everyone differently, so be forgiving.
Pre-need planning at Inglewood Park Cemetery can help families avoid conflict and financial hardship after the loss of a loved one. Find out how our cemetery in Los Angeles can help with planning by calling (310) 412-6500.