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

Sympathy Card Etiquette

Posted: May 24th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sympathy card etiquette helps you learn what to do in times of loss. There are times that the best way to offer your sympathies is through sending a sympathy card. The card should be simple. In case you will be attending the funeral, sometimes signing on the register is not enough to express condolences and you might want to offer a personal message in the form of a sympathy card or letter.

After you signed the register at the funeral home, you should offer your sympathy in person to the family of the deceased or you could simply leave a sympathy card. If you are sending a sympathy card or letter on behalf of your family, have them sign it personally before sending. Although you should keep your message brief, try to include a short quote or anecdote of the deceased to show how much he or she will be missed.

Sympathy cards, letters, flowers, memorial assistance, personal condolences should be acknowledged with a thank you note. This could mean anything that is written personally. Today, with the convenience of email, you could also send a sympathy card online and include a personal message. This is an option if you live far and sending a physical sympathy card may take long. However, as much as possible, try to send a personal sympathy card to the bereaved to indicate your sincerest sympathies to those left behind.

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