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Name Tags at a Funeral Home
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11/04/2016

Here is an idea which makes funeral home visitation easier for everyone:

Recently when I visited a funeral home I was surprised and pleased to see individuals wearing name tags.  What a great thoughtful idea for everyone.

As Mary Hickey says, “When people stayed in the same community their entire lives, name tags were probably not as necessary because most people knew each other. Today, children often move away from their childhood communities and parents often move to retirement communities. When people gather for the ceremony, more than likely they will see some new faces. Even if the faces are familiar, as we get older we tend to forget names and how we know someone. This can make social situations like funerals awkward. I recommend a name tag with an area where people fill in, “How I Knew Pam Smith”. Now attendees have not only the person’s name but the relationship. A conversation can start such as, “Oh, you were in Pam’s painting group, do you paint landscapes like Pam did?” Mary Hickey

Consider using name tags at funeral visitations.  Many will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

See video by Mary: Five Ideas to Personalize a Funeral Ceremony

Avery labels that you can purchase at any office supply store work great for nametags. You can visit the Avery website to download the Avery template 5164. You can personalize the nametag with clip art, a favorite color, saying or if there is a theme to the service like flowers or butterflies you can incorporate that theme into the name tag. You may want to set a table at the entrance to the funeral ceremony where people can fill out their tag. Suggest that they write their name clear and in large print.

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