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    receive condolence money

    On a obituary, is it proper to write "Thanks, but we don't receive condolence money" if the deceased's family would like funeral attenders to save their money? Thanks,

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    Re: receive condolence money

    The idea of 'condolence money' is not a familiar one to native speakers of BrE, and so such a message, however worded, sounds strange,

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    Re: receive condolence money

    It is customary in the UK for people to send flowers, not money, to a funeral as a form of condolence. If the people organising the funeral don't want that to happen, they write something in the funeral announcement to the effect of "No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to [name of charity/hospice]". If they don't want to even give mourners the option of making a donation, they just leave it at "No flowers".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: receive condolence money

    It's the same in the US as well.
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    Re: receive condolence money

    I'd expect "In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to xyz."

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    Re: receive condolence money

    ...or simply 'Family flowers only'.

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