These days, it’s not all that uncommon for people to spread the word about the death of a loved one by posting about it on social media. Before they’ve even started a search for funeral homes in Weslaco, TX, some people have already gone on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to inform people that their loved one’s death has occurred.
You should avoid taking this approach to informing others of the loss of your loved one at all costs. There are much better ways for you to go about doing it. Here are 4 tips that will help you let people know that your loved one has passed away.
Start by sitting down with those closest to you in person.
In a perfect world, you should tell the people who are closest to you about the death of your loved one in person. Visit them at home as soon as you can and let them know that you have something serious that you need to discuss. Talk to them about how your loved one has died and try not to mince words. It’s best to be as straightforward and direct as you can be when it comes to discussing death. The people closest to you will really appreciate you taking the time to keep them in the loop about your loved one’s loss and will appreciate it even more when you deliver the news in person.
Contact anyone who lives too far from you on the phone.
There are probably at least a few people that you’re close with who don’t live right around the corner. If you’re not able to go to them to share the news of your loved one’s loss, feel free to do it over the phone. You might also consider setting up a video chat so that it’ll feel like you’re giving them the news in person. Either way, you should be straightforward and direct with them as well and fill them in on your loved one’s loss. You don’t want anyone who is close to you to learn about your loved one’s death from someone else or from a social media post.
Work with a funeral home to create a proper obituary.
There are so many good reasons to create an obituary for a loved one. An obituary will give you an opportunity to pay tribute to a loved one and share details concerning their Weslaco, TX funeral arrangements. But at its core, an obituary is a death notice that lets other people know about your loved one’s passing. It’s a great way to tell a large group of people who may have known your loved one that they have passed away.
Post the obituary on social media if you want.
You don’t have to keep the news of your loved one’s loss off social media completely. Once you’ve sat down and told those closest to you about your loved one’s death and created an obituary for them, you can post the obituary on social media along with a short message. Thank those who have reached out to you to share their condolences and make note of the fact that the obituary contains all the specifics regarding your loved one’s funeral services.
At McCaleb Funeral Home, we understand how hard it can be to tell others about the death of a loved one. It can be especially difficult when you’re overcome with grief. We can provide you with grief counseling when you come to us to plan out Weslaco, TX funeral services for your loved one. Call us at (956) 968-7533 today to get started or visit us at 900 W 4th St., Weslaco, TX 78596.