The best way to write a sympathy card is to be genuine and simply say what you feel

A Condolence Letter

Posted: July 10th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

There are many exciting events in life, some happy, some sad. Humans have to appropriately respond to these moments. A condolence letter is written by a friend, relative or colleague as a way of expressing sympathy and offering solaces on the sad moment.

A condolence letter must be written to express sympathy to the grieving person. This letter could be great source of comfort to the bereaved due to the passing of a loved one. It is a simple act that lets the bereaved know that you are thinking of him or her in this very difficult time. Write your letter in your voice and as if you are talking to the bereaved face to face. You do not have to use fancy words in writing a condolence letter.

The condolence letter has seven basic components. These components include acknowledging the death, expressing your condolences or sympathy, note special attributes of the departed, personal strengths and qualities and fond memories if any.  If you like, you can also offer help but remember to be specific about it. End your letter with a thoughtful wish, word or hope. You may use ‘You are in our thoughts’ or ‘Wishing you God’s peace’.

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