The message that comes before a signature in a sympathy card should be something along the lines of "With sympathy," "Thinking of you" or "My sincere condolences." It can also include a simple "Love," message. More »

Simple condolence messages include "You're in my thoughts," "I'm sorry for your loss" and "Sending you my deepest sympathy." If the sender has a personal memory of the deceased, he should include it in his message. More » Holidays & Celebrations

To write a sympathy message for someone who has lost a father, start with a blank card or a card with a simple inscription that does not overshadow your message, or nice stationery. Include any positive reflections on th... More »

A sympathy message should include condolences for the recipient's loss and a fond memory of the deceased, if the writer has one. A specific offer of assistance is appropriate, but financial assistance is not, according t... More »

Some simple sentiments a person could write on a memorial funeral card are "With heartfelt condolences," "Gone but not forgotten" or "With deep sympathy and understanding thoughts in this time of sadness." When writing a... More »

A thank-you note in response to a sympathy card should acknowledge receipt of the condolences and express thanks for the recipient's support and thoughts and for any donation included in the sympathy card. The writer sho... More »

A condolence card should contain a brief message of sympathy for its recipient, such as "we are sorry for your loss." Brief messages allow the writer to show concern even if he did not know the deceased very well, and th... More »