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

Sending a Letter of Sympathy

Posted: August 26th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sending a letter of sympathy following a death is an old tradition that is still very beneficial to people who lost a loved one. For many, sending condolences is almost reflexive after hearing of the death of a family member or friend. On instinct, people want to reach out, and offer comfort and support to the grieving person.

A well-written sympathy letter is written from the heart and as if the writer is speaking in front of the bereaved. The letter should be sent within a couple of  weeks of the death in a stationery or card. This type of letter is a permanent reminder of the support offered to the bereaved. One of the main advantages of sending your sympathies in a letter form is that the bereaved can keep and reread it anytime. This will serve as a remembrance to the departed.

A sympathy letter sent after a loved one’s death is one that will be a treasured remembrance and tangible reminder  of the comfort provided by friends, relatives an colleague after a loss. These letters will be treasured for years and years. Sending a letter of sympathy  is a good gesture of support, friendship and  encouragement during this vary hard time.

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