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

Words of Sympathy

Posted: December 17th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , | No Comments »
When we hear the news of someone’s passing, whether family, friend, or acquaintance, we are often moved to send our condolences in the form of a sympathy card. Even though etiquette says we should send a card immediately this is often the most difficult time to write, since the pain of loss is so new.
In today’s electronic age some people are using e-mail cards as an alternative to the traditional sympathy card. While this has come to be accepted, sending a handwritten letter on personal stationary or an appropriate card is still preferred. Paper cards or letters can be collected and put into a keepsake album or box, or left on display at the grieving person’s home as a source of comfort. The specially selected card gives added depth to your expression of condolence. Humorous cards are not recommended as sympathy cards.
The hardest part of sending a sympathy card is that words do not convey well the depths of comfort you wish to send your family, friends, or acquaintances during their time of sorrow.
Handwritten sympathy cards and condolence cards can be a very important part of the grieving and healing processes for those who have lost a loved one.
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