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

Sympathize through a Sympathy Letter

Posted: July 18th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

While sympathy letters are one of the most difficult letters to write, it can bring great solace following a death. You can sympathize through a sympathy letter that the bereaved will value for many years.  When you are writing a sympathy letter, make it as brief but as sincere as possible.

Begin your letter by expressing how sorry you are to hear of the death and mention the departed by name. State in your letter that you are thinking of the bereaved at this difficult time. Depending on how you know them, it would be a good idea to note special qualities of the deceased.

You may also include a happy memory of the person who died, if there is any. The bereaved may not be aware of the memory and he or she can add it to his or her treasured memories and have something to smile about. You can also offer help if practical, but make certain to be specific about it. Refrain from adding inspirational quotes or poems to your sympathy letter, but you can include only if you know the person well and you know that the words will offer comfort to the bereaved. Keep in mind that when it comes to writing a sympathy letter, you should write things that come from the heart.

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