Finding the right sympathy card wording to express your
condolences and to comfort the grieving is often the most difficult task
of all. On this page you will also find useful sympathy phrases to add a personal touch when writing a card or a message to attach to flowers.
After my mum died, my dad received so many sympathy cards and it was a comfort to know that our friends and family were thinking of us. Their handwritten words of sympathy for the loss of my mum conveyed warmth, understanding and most of all everyone had taken time with personal wording.
My dad has kept all the cards and quite often when I am back home for a visit I take them out of the drawer and read them. They bring comfort to me, even now, 14 years after my mum's death.
We cannot imagine how you are feeling right now,
you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our Deepest Sympathy
We are saddened to hear of your loss.
Someone so special can never be forgotten.
Please accept our condolences on ..... death.
Our thoughts are with you and your family
at this most difficult time.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and hearts at this very sad time.
We send/offer our deepest condolences......
Please accept my sympathy on.....
We were very sad to hear.....
It was with deep sadness that we heard that ..... had passed away.
Please accept our sincere condolences on....
It was with enormous sadness that we heard that....
I cannot find the words to say how saddened we are to hear of the loss of....
Words just aren't enough.....
Quite often sympathy card verses and sympathy poems can convey your feelings if you are struggling to put them into words. Don't forget to write your own personal sympathy card wording after the poem.
God never promised a life without pain,
Laughter without tears or sun without rain.
But He did promise strength for the day,
Comfort for the tears and the light for the way,
And for all who believe in His Heaven above
He rewards their faith in His everlasting love.
Sympathy by Emily Bronte
There should be no despair for you
While nightly stars are burning,
While evening pours its silent dew
And sunshine gilds the morning.
There should be no despair - though tears
May flow down like a river:
Are not the best beloved of years
Around your heart forever?
They weep - you weep - it must be so;
Winds sigh as you are sighing,
And Winter sheds his grief in snow
Where Autumn's leaves are lying:
Yet these revive, and from their fate
Your fate cannot be parted,
Then journey on, if not elate,
Still, never broken-hearted!
Sample Condolence Letters
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