Thank-you notes for sympathizers convey messages of appreciation with a sincere, personal tone. They consist of a few sentences that express gratitude to the people who sent condolences, flowers and donations. More »

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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 sympathy thank you note should include an expression of gratitude for the sender's gesture. The thank you note should also include a personal message that details the nature of the gesture during an illness or death of... More »

Condolence messages to a grieving family specifically expresses sympathy for the family's loss and support and provide support by assuring the family that the message sender's thoughts are with the family. A brief apprec... More »

"We are so sorry for your loss," "I hope you feel surrounded by much love" and "I'm going to miss her too" are all sympathy messages that are appropriate for writing in a card, states Hallmark. Sympathy messages help tho... 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 »

While sympathy and thank you notes require different wording, both types of notes should be heartfelt, personal and specific. Notes in either circumstance start with a greeting, add details in the body and end with a war... More »