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

When Writing Sympathy Letters

Posted: August 18th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

A sympathy letter is sent to a person in grief due to the passing of a loved one. Among the many kinds of letters, this letter is the hardest to write. This is because no words could describe the grief or ease the pain of the loss. Nevertheless, a sympathy letter will always be a good gesture and one that will be cherished for many years and will serve as a remembrance of the departed. A sympathy letter has a format that you could follow if you have not tried writing one before.

First, you have to write the name of the recipient, the address and the name of the city and the state as well. In the salutation, write the name of the letter recipient. Your first paragraph integrates the content about your information of the loss. It also contains your expression of sympathy to the bereaved. Write this paragraph neatly to avoid miscommunication. Do not write straight forward words because your letter must be filled with compassion.

In the second paragraph, support the person and make him or her understand about the facts of life with some live examples. Ask the recipient if you could help in any way but make sure that you are specific about this. Close the third section by offering all time support, then close your letter with regards and then sign your name at the bottom of your letter.

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