Support Family and Friends

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There are all kinds of ways to show that you care. Sympathy cards, condolence messages, flowers or plants, food and small gifts are a few ways to express support. Attending a funeral or memorial service to offer condolences in person is another meaningful action.

If you need assistance finding an appropriate gift or crafting the right words, your Dignity Memorial® professionals can help. We’ve put together a list of resources to help you choose the best way to show your sympathy and support.

Stones or rocks in the shape of hearts

Ways to show sympathy

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What to say when someone dies


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What to write in a sympathy card

It’s common to send a sympathy card to the family or close friends at a time of loss, but often it's hard to know exactly what to say. We have tips on what to write and what to avoid when sending a sympathy card.

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Honor them with flowers

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What to wear to a funeral

What to wear to a funeral

Whether you’re attending a traditional religious funeral service or a contemporary celebration of life, we can help you decide what to wear.

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Comforting those who grieve

Comforting those who grieve

Supporting a friend or loved one who is grieving is an important role. The Dignity Memorial network offers a range of helpful caregiver resources.

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Writing a eulogy

Writing a eulogy

Delivering a eulogy or funeral speech is an opportunity to share the things you cherished about someone, brag on their accomplishments and tell friends and family about their unique charms and funny quirks.

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