Losing a loved one is such a difficult time for the bereaved. Emotions run the gamut from sadness and grief to anger and confusion. Simply being there as a shoulder to cry on is the most comforting thing you can do for someone in mourning.
It's common practice to stop by to check up on the bereaved, as well as bringing food and anything else they might need during this tough time. If you live far away, be sure to call and check up on them. Sending sympathy flowers, baskets or plants is always a compassionate gesture. However, it's very confusing to know what to send, where to send it, and when you should send it. We've put together some guidelines and information together for you to reference during this difficult time.