Sympathy Card Messages
In today’s technological World it is so quick and easy sending a kind message to a friend or loved one with a few words of comfort. With so many channels of communication; Facebook, WhatsApp, Email etc, is there any excuse not to? Communication is the essence of human experience, but despite the ease with which we can send a message, it’s more meaningful to send a handwritten note or card.
Your words of sympathy needn’t be complex. A few meaningful words to communicate your thoughts and feelings will go a long way to make someone feel a little lifted. You might worry whether what you have written is appropriate for someone suffering a bereavement. You may find it difficult knowing the correct thing to say to comfort a loved one in times of loss, depending on how close you are. So we have compiled some thoughtful sympathy sentiments for you. Feel free to use any of the following sentiments -
"We cannot possibly imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss. May the love of your family and friends help you through the days ahead. Our thoughts are with you."
"We are at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and praying for peace and comfort."
"We are thinking of you in these difficult times and our thoughts and prayers are with you."
"Dearest [Name], our deepest sympathies to you on the passing of [Name]. Our thoughts are with you.
"We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss. [Name] will be so sadly missed. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family."
"Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow at this sad time. May your memories give you peace and comfort."
"We are wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult and sad time. With caring thoughts..."
"Sending you big hugs across the miles with the warmest condolences and heartfelt love today and always."
"May memories of [Name] and the love of your family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead."
"We just wanted to let you know we share your sorrow and wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time."
"We know your heart is aching and want you to know we are here for you if you need anything. We are mourning with you in this desperately sad time."
“Our hearts ache for you and your family during this time. [Name] was such an amazing person and will truly be missed. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.”
"We wish you hope in the midst of sorry and comfort in the midst of pain. [Name] will be in our hearts and memories."
Notes of Condolence for the Loss of a Pet
"We know how close you were with [Name]. We are so sorry for your loss and hope your memories will bring you comfort."
"It's hard to say goodbye to a special companion. Our thoughts are with you."
"May special memories of your beloved [Name] bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead."
"Some pets are friends. Others are family. The loss of [Name] can’t be easy, and we're here if you need comforting in this time of grief."
"We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved pet. There is another angel in heaven. We are here for you."
Wording to Avoid
The above sentiments will hopefully provide some inspiration for you to compose what you need to say. Of course, there are no set rules. It's always best to write what's in your heart but do keep in mind there are a few things you might be better off avoiding altogether such as -
"I know how you feel" - it makes sense that you can't possibly know how anyone feels.
"This happened for a reason" - it makes sense that there is no reasoning when it comes to death.
"[Name] was so young" - this may simply serve as a painful reminder.
"[Name] lived a long life - this doesn't help the pain someone may experience now their loved one has passed.
Avoid religious sentiments, unless you know this will help. It might not help to be told a loved one's death is "part of God's plan" or that "they are in a much better place now".
Don't vent any feelings or regrets or indeed any words which are too personal or about oneself.
Avoid offering advice as to how they could help themselves. Keep in strictly to words of comfort and offering support if they need it.