The family should promptly acknowledge all flowers and contributions. When food and personal services are provided, these thoughtful acts should also be acknowledged, as should the services of the pallbearers. When the sender is well known to the family, a short personal note can be written on the acknowledgement card. The note can be short such as: "Thank you for the beautiful roses. The arrangement was most impressive." "The food you sent was so enjoyed by our family. Your kindness is deeply appreciated." "The contribution you sent to the church was a fitting tribute to my husband."