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Social Media Use Around Cremation Services

Published: November 14, 2022
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel
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When a loved one passes on and you have Seattle, WA cremations for them, there are a lot of things you are going to have to deal with. You want their needs to be met first, but it’s important to take care of yourself and handle your grief as well. Many people use social media for daily parts of life, to share their joys and troubles. You might consider using it around a loved one’s cremation as well, but you are going to want to be careful when you do. Here are some tips to help you with the process.

Take Time Before Posting

When you hear that a loved one has passed on, you aren’t going to immediately want to announce that on social media. You are going to need to give it time. First, you don’t want to do anything based on your emotions alone. Second, you want to make sure your direct family members hear the news from your family first before they see it online. And third, you are going to want to figure out what you want to say so it’s honoring to your loved one and the rest of your family.

Share The Obituary

One easy thing to do online is simply to share your loved one’s obituary. The obituary is something your family has put together to honor your loved one and announce their death. Since this piece is something your family approves and curated themselves, it’s safe to share that. By sharing the obituary, you are spreading the news that your loved one passed on and you might be able to get the announcement out to people who knew your loved one and wouldn’t have seen it otherwise. It can also let your friends know that you are going through a hard time.

Check With Family Before Posting

Before you post things about your loved one and their death, you might want to check with your family members. If you are thinking about sharing the cause of their death, would your family be okay with that or do they want to keep that portion of the event private? Check with your family before posting any details to make sure they are okay with those things being public.

Gain Support From Friends

When you do post on social media, even if it’s about a job promotion or something going on with your kids, you often get ‘congratulations’ or pieces of advice from friends. When you post about the death of a loved one, you can get support from the people you are friends with on that platform. Having that support can really mean a lot to you as time goes by. 

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Spread News Farther

Your family might place the obituary in the newspaper and spread the news by phone and other outlets. When you place something on social media, you might be able to get the word spread further. You could, for example, post on your loved one’s social media pages about their Seattle, WA cremation service.

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