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

When Writing Condolence Letters

Posted: March 8th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Writing condolence letters is still very beneficial to a person who lost a loved one. With the news of the death of a family member of friend, you instinctively want to reach out and offer comfort and support to those left behind. One of the best ways to express your sympathy at this difficult time is to send out a condolence letter.

A well-written condolence letter comes from the heart of the writer towards the bereaved. This letter should be sent within two weeks of the death and could be sent as a follow-up after sending a condolence card or note. A condolence letter is a permanent reminder to the grieving person that you are there for him or her during this time. A letter is a tangible reminder of the comfort that the bereaved received from friends, relatives and colleagues after a death.

When writing a condolence letter, the key factors include acknowledging the loss and the name of the departed, express sympathy, take note of the special qualities and fond memories of the deceased. It would also be very helpful to remind the bereaved of the departed’s special qualities and strengths. You can offer help but be specific about it and end the letter with a thoughtful hope, wish or expression of sympathy. The time spent in writing a condolence letter yields longer-term healing benefits for the bereaved and the family as a whole. The persons left behind long after the death will remember your thoughtfulness always.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Blogplay
  • MySpace
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo! Bookmarks


Leave a Reply