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

Things to Avoid in a Sympathy Letter or Card

Posted: April 1st, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

For sympathy letter or card etiquettes, it is also necessary to be aware of what things to avoid. When choosing a sympathy card or writing a sympathy letter, there are some things that you should avoid saying or things that you should not do. First, as much as possible, avoid using a typewriter or printer to write the address of the recipient on the envelope. Always remember that the address should always be written by hand.

Never send money along with your sympathy card or letter even if the family is undergoing financial crisis. You can send the money directly to a charitable institution or organization set up by the family. If in case you have any grudges with the departed, you should never mention this in your sympathy letter. Doing it goes against the etiquette of sending a sympathy card or letter.

Another very important thing that you should not mention is the details of the person’s death. These memories will be fresh in the minds of the members of the family and mentioning it on your sympathy letter will only make the pain worse. Avoid saying that you perfectly understand what the bereaved is going through because people vary when it comes to dealing with grief and loss.

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