How To Write A Condolence Card
Monday, 8 June 2020
In this post we’ll be advising on what to write in a condolence or sympathy card. If you’re looking for ideas on what to put in a funeral memorial card then we have a selection of appropriate verses and thank you messages which you can browse.
It’s already a hard time when somebody passes away, and it can be difficult to find words to express your grief and sympathy. Firstly, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to overthink it, people receiving condolence cards will be grieving and appreciate the effort you’ve gone to in order to show your support.
This being said, we’ve put together some suggestions and tips to help you write an effective and thoughtful sympathy card.
The greeting is fairly straight forward but we’ve included it here because sometimes it is forgotten in a sympathy card. You know how to greet somebody based on how close you are with them. Simply putting their name, or “Dear..” followed by their name, is perfectly appropriate.
The Main Content
This part can be more difficult; It’s tricky to find a balance between expressing your condolences, memories, and own grief, without overburdening the recipient of the card. We would advise that you avoid writing pages worth of information. Whilst it can be nice to share a story and thoughts, for the person receiving the card it’s much more digestible if you’re able to keep your message somewhat short and sweet.
So, what do you write about in a condolence card? It’s good to start it off directly expressing your sympathy regarding the person who has passed. After that there are a few different routes you can take:
The Sign Off
Now the bulk of the content is done it’s simply time to choose a sign-off. Again you’ll know best what is appropriate, depending on your relationship with the recipient of the card. In case you’re struggling here are a few suggestions:
With any luck, you now have a better idea of what to put in your sympathy card. We hope this article has helped you with what can already be a very difficult time for everyone involved.
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