To write a sympathy note, you should express your sincere condolences and acknowledge the person's loss. Mention any specific memories of the deceased that you cherish.Continue Reading
Your personal words and thoughts matter more to the bereaved than an elegantly worded poem. Purchase sympathy cards and blank cards in the greeting card section of pharmacies, grocery stores or greeting card stores. Choose something with enough room inside to express your thoughts.
"I'm so sorry for your loss" or "You have my sincere sympathy at this difficult time" are both appropriate messages to begin with. Don't use unnatural or flowery language; speak from your heart.
Tell the bereaved about the difference the deceased made in your life. Share a memory about the deceased or express the loss you feel.
"He's in a better place" or "She's better off now" are statements that belittle the loss the bereaved feel and don't offer any real comfort.
Tell the bereaved parties you are thinking of them, or offer to meet them soon.