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A written or oral expression of sympathy to someone who's grieving.
Dealing With Death
When Is the Right Time To Offer Condolences?
When someone you know—a friend, extended family member, colleague, or acquaintance—has experienced the death of someone close to...
How To Offer Condolences
With so many forms of communication available, it can be challenging to figure out the most appropriate means of contacting...
How To Send The Right Condolence Gift
When someone has experienced a loss, it is common to want to reach out and offer your help. If you do not live near the bereaved...
Memorial Service Etiquette
Memorial services are emotional events, and it can be hard to know how to act, especially if you are grieving.
7 Helpful Funeral Etiquette Tips For The Bereaved
Though you can never fully prepare yourself for the emotionality of a funeral, there are some things you can be aware of to make...
How To Prepare Yourself For A Funeral
It’s a good idea to spend some time preparing yourself for the funeral mentally, emotionally, and physically.
How To Introduce Yourself At A Funeral Or Memorial Service
Depending on your relationship to the person who died or the family of the person who died, you many not know many people at the...
How To Interact With A Grieving Family At A Funeral
Knowing how to interact with someone who has just experienced a loss can be challenging, especially at the funeral or memorial...
How To Manage Complex Relationships At A Funeral
If you had a complex relationship with the person who died or with surviving family members, knowing whether or not you should...
How To Express Sympathy: What To Say And What Not to Say
When offering condolences, either in writing or in person, it can be hard to know just what to say. We’ve compiled a list of...
The Meaning Behind Popular Funeral Flowers
Before you tell the florist to “put something nice together,” take a minute to learn what your flowers might actually be saying.
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How To Write A Condolence Note
Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience with condolence notes. Not only have I written many condolence cards, but also I’...
How to Talk to Someone Who's Grieving
When a friend experiences a loss, it's hard to know what to say. Writer Mary Elizabeth Williams intimately understands the...
Greeting Cards for Hospice
Today's blog post is by our Editorial Intern, Ariana Dindiyal. We're so happy to have her on the Everplans team, and look...
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