During the Funeral Arrangement Conference, the Funeral Director will ask your family if you would like donations to be made to a nominated charity, either in addition to or in lieu of flowers. This is a personal decision and there are a number of options available to you.
You may decide to choose your favourite charity or perhaps one that focuses on medical research, particularly if your loved one suffered from an illness or disease. Reynolds Funerals can help your family to organise the donation envelopes if you require assistance.
The charity or organisation receiving the donations in memory of the deceased person should be able to provide a list of those who have made a donation. This information is helpful, particularly if the family would like to send a thank you note to anyone who makes a donation in memory of the deceased person.
If the deceased person or their spouse love flowers, you may feel that donations in lieu are not appropriate. With their vibrant colours, flowers can certainly help create a warm atmosphere and personalise the funeral service.
For various reasons, some families decided that they would prefer neither donations or flowers to be given in memory of the deceased person. Other families prefer for relatives and friends to be given the option of giving flowers or making a donation. Regardless of your preference, the Funeral Director will include the necessary information in the newspaper/online funeral notice.
As you can see, there are several options for you to choose from. We encourage you to take the time to consider what is most suitable for your family as you honour the life of your loved one. If you have any questions regarding the information in this blog please call the Reynolds Funerals team on 03 9579 2020.