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

Express Your Sympathy through Letter

Posted: April 18th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Expressing sympathy through letter writing is not an easy job. The extreme grief of the bereaved can be overwhelming and could make words very hard. When a colleague, friend or relative undergoes the loss of a loved one, there are several things that you should keep in mind. Your sympathy letter should have a fond memory or positive image of the departed and mention things that you admire about the person such as strengths, achievements, talents and successes.

To create a positive memory, make a short personal story or anecdote about the deceased. Make your sympathy letter a balance between its personal nature and the formal tone that is characteristic of a sympathy letter. Most of all, keep it short since a grieving person is emotionally drained and it would not help to have him or her read a long sympathy letter.

You can offer help but you have to be specific about it. Include in your letter your contact details and email address or phone numbers. You could also help in other ways, like cleaning the house or mowing the lawn.  The bereaved will truly appreciate this and this will always be remembered. The key to writing a good sympathy letter effectively is to think of yourself in the situation. If you put yourself in the mourner’s place, you will be able to make the right kind of sympathy letter.

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