4 comments on “How do you know what to say in a sympathy card?

  1. Cindy Donalds on Feb 18, 2011 12:27 am |

    Interesting content.
    I have not witnessed a closed friend or relation death and i have not been deeply stressed by a deceased person. Just distant friends or families. Yet i find this very useful and educative. Though in modern times, people now prefer flowers to cards. But those who still use cards will find this system useful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Cindy,

    Thanks for your comments. While some people do prefer flowers to cards, flowers can be challenging (for example not to upstage the family). And not all cultures feel the same way about flowers.

    A handwritten note lasts longer than flowers.

    Of course, you can do both. 😉

    Best wishes,
    Dr. Ina

  3. Due to technology era, there’s a space in my heart where I’m afraid that sending cards, letters might become nonsense in future which I truly hope not. Sending letter and real cards are touching, I consider it as personal touch by someone special who will send someday.

  4. Ina Gilmore on Jun 13, 2012 8:31 am |

    Thanks for your comment. Cherishing a thoughtful card or note can be extremely comforting to the bereaved…and be a lasting gift.

    Often in the intense grief period, the thoughtfulness of others cannot be fully appreciated. Sharing your love and concern with a tangible note or card is a priceless gift to the bereaved. And one that can last long after the flowers have died or been given away.

    In the grief period, you may be searching for the right words for a sympathy note or card. You may be in shock with a sudden death or just not want to offend or hurt the bereaved. Click here now for your answer to “What Do I Say In a Sympathy Card?”