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

Condolence Letters

Posted: July 7th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Life has a lot of exciting events, some happy and some sad. Humans need to respond to these moments appropriately. Condolence letters are written by a person to a friend, relative, colleague expressing his or her sympathy and giving solace on the sad event.

Condolence letters should be written to express sympathy to the bereaved. They can be great source of comfort for the grieving person due to the death of a loved one. It is a simple gesture of letting the bereaved knows that he or she is in your thoughts through this difficult time. Try to write the condolence letter in your own voice, which means the way you talk normally to the person. No need for fancy words or poems in a condolence letter.

There are seven basic components to a condolence letter. These components include acknowledging the loss, expressing sympathy, note special qualities of the bereaved that comes to your mind, special qualities or personal strengths. You can offer help if you like but you have to be specific about your offer. End the letter of condolence with a thoughtful word, wish or hope. You can use ‘Wishing you peace from God’, ‘You are in my thoughts’ and more.

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