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

Expressing Sympathy through a Sympathy Letter

Posted: July 20th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

One of the most difficult letters to write is the sympathy letter. Despite this fact, a sympathy letter provides great solace after a death. You can express your condolences by writing a sympathy letter that will be treasured by the bereaved for years and years. When writing this letter, make it short but sincere.

Start your letter by expressing how sorry you are when you heard of the death. Make sure to mention the name of the deceased. State in the letter that the bereaved is in your thoughts during this difficult time. Depending on how well you know the deceased, it is a good idea to mention special traits of the departed.

If there is, you can include a happy memory of the deceased. The bereaved may not know of this particular memory and he or she could include it to the treasured memories that will make him or her smile. You could also offer help if you like, but you have to be specific about your offer. Do not add poems or inspirational quotes in your letter, unless you know the bereaved very well and you are aware that the words could provide comfort. Bear in mind that when writing a sympathy letter, your words should come from the heart.

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