When someone you love passes away, you go through a whole new emotional experience. Sometimes you remember the good times spent with your loved one and the tears fall. Sometimes you remember how you got through the tough times and the tears fall. Sometimes you miss that person so much and you feel like you are all alone in the world (even in a roomful of people)…and the tears fall.
Then you open the sympathy cards that family, friends, co-workers, and even acquaintances have sent. Sympathy cards are truly expressions of love that comfort you. They are hugs by mail! Most are elegant and poignant. The greetings vary from lengthy verses or poems to simple yet meaningful sentences. Until you experience a loss, you don’t realize how an inexpensive peace of paper can have such a profound impact on a person.
So the next time that you hear of someone’s passing, send the family personalized sympathy cards. Your thoughtfulness will be well-received by those who are grieving the loss of their loved one.