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Condolence messages—bereavement cards might seem like a pretty small effort in light of the great loss suffered by the grievers and recipients of the cards. Whilst there are a few other stuff you could also do so much, like sending some flowers, sending these cards is the best place to start and convey your sympathy.
The very sincere and heartfelt bereavement sympathy words you will find on these condolence messages is oftentimes precisely what someone needs to let them know and assure that others really do care and understand regarding their loss and are always there to support and sympathize with them during the lowest moments in their lives.
Attending the funeral ceremony doesn’t mean that you cannot also send some condolence messages. As a matter of fact, doing both is always thought to be a thoughtful and very much appreciated idea. Tips on sending Sympathy Card Messages. In the first place, you want to bear in mind that your message doesn’t need to be very lengthy.
Sometimes, the more you end up writing the better the risk of mentioning anything that may be hurtful or offending, even though it is only an unintentional slip. For instance, some writers of condolence messages and sympathy thank you cards at times have mistakenly written some common sayings like, “Time heals all wounds” as another way of perking up the mourning person and yet the reaction or response is typically the opposite.
What’s more, the family would be receiving (hopefully) many other similar sympathy cards of condolence messages and might not have all the energy in the world left of reading a very long message. Another good idea is trying to stick to just a few basic messages. It is also quite nice to say some fond memories you have of the departed loved one.
And remember to refer to the deceased person by his or her name even though you never really knew him or her that well. In addition, ensure to add some thoughtful phrases or statements to your sympathy cards like, “You are in our prayers”, or “With our deepest sympathy.” Some Other Tips For Printed Sympathy Cards.
Nonetheless, if you personally knew the departed person really well, then it is really fine to write a little more and say how much that person truly means to you. Briefly retelling an anecdote or special or positive memory may add a nice, personal touch, too. When sending cards, don’t forget to sign the message with your full name so that the one receiving it would know exactly who sent the message.
And if the bereavement card comes from your whole family, be sure to include “and Family” after you sign. If you also sent some funeral flowers during the ceremony, you don’t have to mention this in the funeral cards or Christian sympathy cards. Also, never assume that the flowers themselves are already adequate replacements for condolence messages.
Some mourning families do not have the chance to read all of the cards in the flowers so they might not know right away who sent them.
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Amy Twain is a successful Self Improvement Coach who has been helping and coaching individuals for many years.
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