Is Saying Happy Birthday to the Deceased Inappropriate?
I too am guilty of saying this, but it never sits quite right with me. I don’t mean to be insensitive to those who’ve lost loved ones because I too have lost a father and a brother. But saying Happy Birthday just doesn’t seem the correct thing to say. First it can’t be a happy day, because a loved one is lost, and second they are really not getting older, they will always be the age they were when they passed on. So respectfully I ask; shouldn’t there be something more appropriate to say for those that have passed on? Would some of these options seem more appropriate?
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