Thank someone for an expression of sympathy by verbally expressing thanks at the time of the expression and later writing a thank you note. Anyone in the family can acknowledge the expression with a personalized note. More » Holidays & Celebrations

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 »

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 » Holidays & Celebrations

A good condolence letter includes expressions of compassion and sympathy to the person who is grieving. Before beginning, select some high-quality stationery and a comfortable ink pen, as a handwritten letter is more sin... More » Holidays & Celebrations

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 »

The proper introduction for a condolence letter acknowledges the receiver's recent loss, refers to the deceased person by name, and contains a sincere expression of sympathy. It uses plain, conversational and heartfelt l... More » Holidays & Celebrations

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 »