When writing a sympathy card, it is best to write a sincere, personal message that will comfort the recipient. You can express your sympathy, share a special memory and offer your assistance. The message may be short, su... More »

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Some words of sympathy that people can give to someone for the loss of a mother are "we are sorry for your loss," "we are thinking about your wonderful mother," "our thoughts are with you and your family" and "we will mi... More »

The best way to offer sympathy depends on how well you know the grieving and deceased persons, but listening, being present, and avoiding clichés or negative statements are very important. Saying, "I'm so sorry that Mary... More »

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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 »

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 »

Sentiments on sympathy cards for someone who has lost a father should be sincere, personal and heartfelt. Sending a sympathy card to bereaved family members is a thoughtful way of expressing one's condolences and also of... More »

Some messages to write in a sympathy card, as suggested by Hallmark, include, "I am sorry for your loss," "My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you," "My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time," "Y... More »