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

Samples of a Sympathy Letter

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Even with the advancement in technology, the internet and email, you would not send an email to a friend or relative when you hear of someone’s passing. You would best express your condolences by sending a personal sympathy card or letter. Nevertheless, trying to find the right words is often very hard when it comes to writing a sympathy letter or choosing a sympathy card.

The key to an effective sympathy letter is to right from the heart and express your sincerest sympathies in times of loss. To give you more idea on what to say in a sympathy letter or card, below are some samples you can use and rephrase to make your own.

1. Dear Amanda,

There are no words to express how sorry I am to hear of your mother’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and horrible time. I could drive down and take care of the children if you need me.

With deepest sympathy,


2. Dear Michael,

We are sorry to hear the news about your father. You are in our prayers and thoughts. We will be thinking of you and the family. Sending you love.


John and Mae

3. Dear Jack,

Words could not express the heartache we feel for the family. You are both such wonderful people and we adore you. Know that are praying for your father. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you.

Thoughts and prayers,

Trisha and family

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