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

Learning to Write a Sympathy Letter

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

Upon the news of the demise of a friend, colleague or family member, it is always a priority to send a sympathy letter. Not many people know how to write a sympathy letter and most find it very hard to do. Before putting pen to paper, you should think what you are going to write. Remember that your sympathy letter should be well-written and achieve your purpose.

The letter should offer sympathy and comfort to the bereaved. It should pay honor and tribute to the deceased and it should let the grieving person know that you are there ready to lend a hand in this tragic time. As long as you are able to keep these important things in mind, you should be able to write a very effective sympathy letter.

Make sure your letter is heartfelt and personal but avoid being too sentimental. Begin by acknowledging the passing away of the person, how you found out and what your feelings are. Always mention the name of the deceased so your letter will have more meaning. Include positive statements and happy memories of the departed. You should handwrite the letter and use a stationery in writing. The letter should be mailed within two weeks following the death so you can pay your respects on time.

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