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

On Sympathy Cards and Letters

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

A Sympathy card or letter should be simple. Although no words could comfort the family of the deceased, words of sympathy could help in giving them strength in facing this very difficult situation. Therefore, it is important to send a sympathy card to the family of the deceased. While most sympathy cards have printed sympathies and condolence messages already, it is good to write a few of your own words of sympathy.

It is better to keep sympathy words short instead of making them long and elaborate. If the departed is related to you closely, your letter or card should express his or her importance in your life and what he or she meant to you. However, if the person is not closely related to you, it is preferable to write a simple and short letter or card.

Messages in a sympathy letter or card should express that you recognize the loss of the person who receives the card. You should put your signature at the end of your letter instead of your first name or initials since there might be other family members who have the same name. When expressing your sympathy, avoid using phrases such as ‘It was his/her time’. This will only add to the grief that the family feels.

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