6 Alternatives for Businesses to Send Instead of Flowers for a Funeral

6 Alternatives for Businesses to Send Instead of Flowers for a Funeral

Flowers can be a great thing to send to someone. 

However, funerals are changing and so are traditions.

Even for traditional funerals, the family can often be overwhelmed with having to deal with all the flowers right after the service concludes. 

As a business it’s still vitally important that your employee knows you’re acknowledging their loss of a loved one.

 

  1. Comfort Cards for the Grieving

Our cards are anything but conventional. They acknowledge the griever’s feelings. Meeting the griever where they are and inspiring them from there.

Each card is individually sealed and can open whenever they could use some extra comfort. They can display the card in a stand provided until they're ready to open a new one.

 

      2. Sympathy gift box

Several companies specialize in creating different types of sympathy gift boxes. These boxes can have a wide range of items that may be included.

 

  1. Plant 

Flowers die fairly quickly especially funeral arrangements. Giving them a plant, like a prayer plant or something similar will allow them to have it longer than cut flowers. Plants typically can also be sent to funeral homes.

 

  1. Dedication or Donation to Specific Organization

This is especially meaningful if the family of the deceased has already asked for donations to a specific place. If your business goes this route make sure to still send a card to the employee’s home and tell them of the donation.

 

  1. Plant a Tree

There are getting to be more organizations that offer this service, so it is quite possible there is an organization in your employee’s city or near by.  Several funeral homes also have links to organizations as well.

 

  1. 3 month Subscription for fruit, cookies, breakfast items, etc

Grief isn’t over when your employee returns from bereavement leave. Giving them a 3 month subscription is a way to acknowledge you understand they are still going to be grieving for a while. 

 

When acknowledging the loss an employee is dealing with, it's crucial to show compassion and empathy in your approach.

 

Need Help Supporting Grieving Employees?

If you're uncertain about how to provide appropriate support to your employees during a difficult time, please don't hesitate to contact us at Courageously Living. We’re available to offer guidance and support to you and your staff.

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