Losing a loved one is hard for everyone involved and there are plenty of emotions to go around. If you know someone who has a service in a Jewish funeral home in East Brunswick, NJ for their loved one, you might feel like you want to do something for them. It’s not customary or advised to bring flowers to a Jewish service, as is the norm for other types of services. There is generally a lot of focus on preparations for the funeral service at first, but after you attend the service and show your respect in person, you might consider sending a grief care package to the family members most impacted by the death of their loved one.
If you are interested in putting together a care package, the possibilities of what to include are endless. Select things you know the person likes and that might help them through their grief, even in small ways. You know the family best, so you can build the care package you know would be most suitable for them. Here are a few ideas to get you started from the Jewish funeral home.
Think of the things that you need in your bathroom, but often run out of. You might include things like shampoo, toothpaste, special soaps, lip balm, or even bubble bath. People who are grieving need to remember to take care of themselves during this difficult time. Since they may not feel up to running errands to take care of their essential needs, toiletry items could be a great way to show compassion to them.
Snacks And Food
It is also often hard for the grieving to find a way to shop and cook for themselves. You will want to pick foods that are more snacks and are non-perishable since you don’t know when they will eat them. Get canned goods, cereal, granola bars, buts, and other things they like that they can eat at any time. They don’t have to warm much up or prepare anything to enjoy one of your snacks.
You can include some small comfort items as well like a scented candle, a comfortable blanket, or a photo frame with a picture of their loved one featured in it. You may want to put some kid-friendly items in it as well if the family includes children. Items could include color books, grief books, or a stuffed animal.
The options for a grief care package are endless and if you plan to put one together, don’t hesitate to ask your local Jewish funeral home in East Brunswick, NJ for help with further ideas. We’re here to help families through tough times and we’re here to allow you to be there for them as well. Call Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels at (732) 390-9199 for brainstorming sessions or visit us at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 for an in-person consultation. We want to be there for families and to help you comfort them as well.