Sometimes sympathy cards are sent to offer comfort during difficult times. Whether it is the death of a loved one or some other type of loss, sympathy cards can help convey what you are feeling and how you want to support the person grieving. Writing sympathy cards is not an easy task – it requires tactfulness, eloquence, and sincerity. Here are three tips that will help make your sympathy card writing easier:
1) Be sincere. Don’t just say, “I’m sorry.” What does this mean? It means to be specific about why you’re sorry; maybe share an experience where someone told you they were sorry for something.
2) Remember to mention what’s good about the person who died (or left). People often forget about the good things about grieving people, but it is important to acknowledge them. Keep your sympathy cards reasonably short – no more than three paragraphs (or one page). Don’t forget to end your sympathy card with something like, “If there’s anything I can do or if you need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to call me.”
3) After you’ve written your sympathy card, put it in an envelope and mail it. This way, the person won’t have to open up a bunch of sympathy cards; they can read yours later when they’re ready for them.
Hope you find this information handy for when you need to write sympathy cards for someone.