My family had a memorial service at church on May 29, 2014. It is now October 8, 2014. Is it too late to send out acknowledgement cards? Do I send acknowledgements to everyone who sent sympathy cards to my family? Do I send an acknowledgement card to everyone at my church? I did but a thank you in the church bulletin. I also sent acknowledgement cards to many of the church members. Should I continue to send out cards to everyone?
It sounds as though you have already acknowledged many expressions of sympathy from fellow church members and friends. Condolences could continue to trickle in for awhile. Buy a box of acknowledgement cards at a stationery store and use those. Alternatively, you can have a simple card made up on which you can add a line or two before signing your name. The card would read something like this, with the lines centered on the card:
The family of
Theodore Delano Roosevelt
deeply appreciates and gratefully
acknowledges your kind expression
Yes, people would expect to be acknowledged for their expression of sympathy and there is no time limit when it comes to saying. I am sorry for your loss. Those who read your acknowledgement in the church bulletin will not expect further attention.
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