Receiving a note or card is like being hugged.
Elsie, whose son committed suicide, said, “I especially valued those sympathy cards and notes which contained some of the sender’s personal thoughts and words remembering something that they admired or appreciated about my deceased loved one.” There are many beautiful sympathy cards available, but to make the cards more meaningful include some of your personal words/thoughts.
Elsie said, “I kept all the notes and cards in a scrapbook. The personal notes continued to bring me quiet joy and courage every time that I read them.”
Elsie shares the sample of sentences which were a blessing to her and her husband:
For more suggestions on what to say in your note see: “Words that Help” in 109+ Ways to Say ‘I Care.’ Personal notes will continue to bring comfort, strength, love and energy as the grieving persons read and reread them.
From: The Compassionate Congregation, Karen Mulder and Ginger Jurries