Words never seem enough when consoling a grieving friend or family member. Although there are multiple ways to communicate condolences, taking the time to send a sympathy card adds a personal touch when we find ourselves at a loss for words.
A sympathy card provides the space to recognize a loss, honor the deceased individual, and acknowledge a friend or family member’s grief. Besides bringing an individual comfort, a simple note is a personal way to show families support at a time that matters most.
The most important thing to consider when formulating a condolence is to be genuine, sensitive, and sincere. Be aware that everyone’s journey through grief is unique and avoid sentiments that it was “for the best” or that “everything happens for a reason”. Consider sharing a favorite memory of the deceased, admiral qualities, or ways in which they impacted your life.
Examples To Begin A Condolence Message:
- Our deepest sympathies for your loss. We’re here whenever you need anything.
- We are saddened to hear about your loss. Remembering all the fun memories and wonderful times we spent together as friends fills me with joy.
- Wishing you courage, strength, and love to help you through this loss. Grandma Susan will stay ageless in the memories of those who loved her.
- Please accept my deepest condolences. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
- I am very sorry for your loss.
Suggestions For Ending Your Message:
- You are in my thoughts
- With warm thoughts and care
- My sincere condolences
Short Messages That May Accompany Flowers:
- We’re deeply sorry for your loss
- Thinking of you and grandma Susan
- Sending you love
Religious Funeral Card Messages:
- You are in our prayers
- With blessings and prayers
- May God comfort you and your family
Remember, one can never go wrong in expressing sympathy if the message comes from the heart.