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

Condolence Phrases

Posted: June 13th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Finding the right condolence phrases could be a difficult task. Regardless of how well you know a person, you could never tell how he or she feels after the death of a loved one. Therefore, it is helpful to check out examples of condolence phrases to give you an idea of what you should write. You have to understand the purpose of sympathy messages or condolences to be able to choose the right condolence phrase or phrases.

Keep in mind that condolence phrases are mean to console a bereaved. The feelings of losing a loved one could range from extreme sorrow to anger, thus it is necessary to word your sympathy letter or card well. The key to finding the right condolence phrases is to consider the relevance to the relationship of the bereaved to the departed, your relationship to the deceased, your relationship to the bereaved and the emotions that the bereaved is experiencing.

Some of the traditional condolence phrases that are tested and tried over time include, ‘with deepest sympathies’, ‘we are saddened by your loss’, and ‘may the memories bring you comfort’. Condolence phrases are usually the first form of comfort that the bereaved receives. Some phrases are appropriate for letters or cards. The important thing is to write from the heart.

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