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April 11, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 123

Bereavement gifts are the perfect way to express your sympathy when words just don't seem adequate. It's never easy to figure out just what to say to someone who is grieving, but a special and meaningful gift that you pick out yourself will show them just how much you care.

Often, we find ourselves struggling to bring comfort to the bereaved. The fact is that there are no magic words that can make everything better. Sometimes, no matter how good our intentions, our words just miss the mark. That can leave you and the bereaved feeling uncomfortable, when all you wanted to do was help.

For most people, sympathy cards or flowers are the automatic solution, but some people might see that as impersonal. On the other hand, bereavement gifts show that you are putting thought into your expression of sympathy and that can mean far more than any simple gesture. It says that you are thinking of them and you are there to offer a shoulder to cry on during this difficult time.

There are so many types of gifts to show your feelings; a music box, inspirational plaque, Christmas ornament, garden stepping stone or inspirational book all make great sympathy gifts. All of these carry personal meaning, relating directly to the lost loved one and send a message of support to those who are grieving.

Don't feel like you have to reach out with a sympathy gift immediately following a loss; you can send a gift days, weeks or even months later. It is in the quiet times when we struggle to deal with the routines of everyday life that we most need extra support. So send your gift when the person least expects it to lift their spirits on a particularly down day.

Sympathy gifts are a great way to show that your support is not fleeting but lasting. You'll be showing them in a tangible way that you are there and are thinking of them.

Bereavement gifts are also a perfect way to remind them that their loved one remains alive in their heart. There is no reason to let the memory of their lost loved one go and a gift can help them to keep and treasure that memory.

The journey through grief is a long and arduous one, but a thoughtful bereavement gift can help to ease the burden. If you thought that cards or flowers were your only options, think again. Choose a gift instead and let your friend or family member know that the journey is easier when it is traveled with company.

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