4 responses to “Funeral Etiquette 101”

  1. Felicia

    Interesting post. As a child I was too young to know what was going on with funerals and sympathy cards. As I grew up, I never included money when I sent cards. Also, when both of my parents died, I didn’t receive money in the cards either. Actually, I didn’t realize it was a thing.

    I recently traveled south to attend my mother-in-law’s funeral. I wasn’t privy to all of the sympathy cards, but the ones sent to our home didn’t have money in them.

    Guess it’s a practice that I was never aware of.

  2. Sal

    I was surprised to get money enclosed in several sympathy cards I received when my grandfather passed. I figured it was common for older generations. I knew the kindness of the people who enclosed the money so I took it as a kind and generous gesture. I did not need the money for funeral expenses so I took the money and donated it with their name as the donor and listed my grandfather as in memory of. I sent them the note from the foundation saying so. I was happy to give something in his honor and memory.

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