Birthday and death in family

by Jamie
(Canada)

My friends birthday is on the same day as his grandmothers funeral. What is the right thing to do? We have a sympathy and birthday card- do we forgo the birthday card?

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Jamie,

S​end the sympathy to the entire family as in, The Family of the deceased. Address the birthday card to your friend. That way he isn't overlooked on this ​sad day that also happens to be his birthday.

Good luck.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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