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

Learn to Write a Sympathy Letter

Posted: April 11th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

When you hear the news of the demise of a friend, family member or colleague, it is always a priority to send a sympathy card or letter. However, not many people know how to write a sympathy letter or find it very difficult to do so. Before you proceed to put pen to paper or begin to think o what you are going to write, remember that your letter, aside from well written should aim to achieve several purposes.

First, it should express sympathy and comfort to the bereaved. Second is to pay tribute and honor the departed and third is to let the person who is grieving that you are there for him or her and willing to lend a hand in this tragic and difficult time. If you are able to keep these things in your letter, then you can be sure that your letter is effective.

Make it a point to be personal and heartfelt with your sympathy letter but not too sentimental about it. Star by acknowledging the person’s death, how you learned of the death and your feelings. It would be good to mention the name of the deceased to make your letter more meaningful and personal. Include a fond memory or positive statements about the departed. Your letter should be handwritten and written in stationery. Make sure to mail your letter within two weeks of the death in order to pay your respects in a timely manner.

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