Sign a Sympathy Card

how to sign a sympathy card when someone

has lost a loved one it can be hard to

know the right thing to say

how could words possibly make a

difference in a time of such grief but

sending a sympathy card with a genuine

heartfelt message will help the grieving

person feel cared for and loved

providing a little comfort in a time of

great sorrow see step one and beyond for

guidance on composing a thoughtful

sympathy card note striking the right


start with an appropriate salutation the

most common way to begin a sympathy card

note is to start with the word dear you

can also write dearest or simply start

with the person's name avoid starting

with hi or another casual salutation err

on the side of being a little formal

address the person to whom you're

writing as you'd normally address that

person if you're writing to a teacher

you normally call Ms Frankel address her

that way in the card if you're writing

to someone you know well using the

person's first name is appropriate if

the card is meant to express sympathy to

an entire family and not just one person

write each person's name out if you

don't know the names of everyone in the

family you can write sera and family

right how sorry you are about the

person's passing say how sorry you are

to hear that the deceased has passed

away and if you knew the person mention

his or her name if you didn't know the

person you can refer to him or her as

your mother or your grandfather and so

on for example I am so sorry that miles

has passed away after his long battle

with cancer

I am deeply grieved to hear of

Margaret's passing words can't express

how sorry I am that June is gone

if you don't know the person well

consider keeping it brief ending your

note after briefly expressing sympathy

is perfectly acceptable for a note

you're sending to someone you don't know

very well include a phrase that is

conventional and has no chance of being

misconstrued choose to write something

like thinking of you in sympathy or

please accept my condolences if you wish

to keep the note on the short side this

is especially appropriate if the

sympathy card you're using already has a

printed poem or note inside examples of

other appropriate brief sentiments

include you are in my thoughts our

thoughts and prayers are with you we are

thinking of you I'm praying for you

during this difficult time we will honor

the memory of deceased during this time

of sorrow deceased will always be in our


if you know the deceased consider

sharing memories if you knew the person

who passed away right how much you will

miss him or her and share a few things

you remember demonstrating a shared

grief will make the recipient of the

card feel less lonely during his or her

time of loss briefly mentioned something

special about the person or how much

that person meant to you

offer help or assistance if you'd like

writing a few words that invite the

person to call you or reach out to you

if you are needed will probably be

welcome be sure you're ready to follow

up on it if the person indeed reaches

out for help

and your note with inappropriate closing

if you know the person well you may

simply want to write love then sign your

name if you're sending a car to someone

for whom that closing wouldn't be right

choose a closing that best expresses

your feelings and your relationship to

the person for example with caring

thoughts with loving memories with love

with deepest sympathy with heartfelt

condolences our sincere sympathy with

caring thoughts with loving memories

with love with deepest sympathy with

heartfelt condolences our sincere