Not surprisingly, the passing of a family member or close friend ranks among the most stressful life events.
If you find yourself in a position where you need to express your condolences to someone who has endured this heartbreaking tragedy, it's entirely normal to feel a sense of unease about composing a condolence card.
What do you say when someone has died? How can you find the right words to express your sympathy? And what if you’re given the task of arranging flowers or sympathy messages from a whole group? Keep reading for some thoughtful options on what to write on your card.
Sympathy messages will vary depending on the circumstances and how well you knew the person. “Sorry for your loss” is always appropriate, but what if you knew the person, sharing an incite or memory of that person can be of comfort.
Here are some sample ideas to guide you.
Another way to express condolences is to assure the bereaved that their loved one was special - not only to them but also to you.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Your friend will likely need help in the weeks and months following the funeral. To help a friend in need, include a kind offer in your card (and be sure to follow up). It’s better to offer and do something than just offer a hollow “anything I can do”.
It’s never easy finding the right words when you’re consoling somebody.
If you’re stumped about what to write on your condolence card, refer back to the list of ideas above. One of them might be just the thing your friend needs to hear!
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