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

Sympathy Letter Examples

Posted: June 5th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Despite the advancement in technology, email and internet, it would not be preferable to send an email to a friend or relative when someone dies. Your condolences are best expressed through sending a personal sympathy letter or card. Nonetheless, finding the right words is very difficult when it comes to a sympathy letter or choosing words in a sympathy card.

The key to writing a sympathy letter effectively is writing from the heart and expressing your sincerest condolences in this difficult time. To have more idea on what words to say in a sympathy letter or card, here are examples you can use and rephrase and make as your own.

1. Dear Tina,

No words could express how sorry I am to hear of your mother’s death. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this sad time. I could take care of the kids if you need me.

With my sympathy,


2. Dear John,

We are sorry to hear the news of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you and the entire family at this difficult time.


Tim and Lisa

3. Dear Zoe,

Words are not enough to express the pain we feel for the family. You are wonderful people and we admire you. Know that our prayers go to your father. Deepest sympathies and prayers are for you.

Love and prayers,

Melissa and family

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