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

When to Send a Sympathy Card

Posted: March 17th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The best time to send a sympathy card is immediately when you learn of the death. Expressing your sympathies will be more natural and easier when you share your feelings right away. You can opt to send your message with a ready-made sympathy card or write a condolence letter. Whichever you prefer, make sure to include a personal message to the bereaved.

There are also some things to consider when sending a sympathy card. You have to consider your relationship and closeness to the bereaved to determine how best to express your sympathy and to offer help or support. You should also consider the popularity of the deceased to determine if the grieving family is likely to get plenty or a few sympathy cards. You should also take into consideration if they are in town for the funeral or burial.

If the family is likely to receive plenty of sympathy cards and if you are not able to assist them in things like arrangements or meals, you could delay your card. Your sympathy card will be much more appreciated after the flurry of activities and the family is in a state of solitary mourning. You could delay your card up to a couple of weeks. After you have considered whether the aim of your sympathy card could best be achieved by sending it right away or delaying it, compose it and choose a mailing date.

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