Sympathy Card Etiquette
Sympathy is often the hardest message to express. If you ever had to send a sympathy card, you may have found yourself wondering how to address the card or if there were any phrases not appropriate to include in your condolence message. There is a certain etiquette that should be followed when sending sympathy cards; read through this section to learn about acceptable sympathy cards protocol.
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Reasons to send Sympathy Cards
Do you ever wonder when and if it’s appropriate to send sympathy cards? For many of us who suffer the loss of a loved one, condolence cards from friends and colleagues provide comfort in a time of grief and sorrow. Continue reading through this section for guidance on reasons why and when to send sympathy cards.
Helping those who are Grieving
What kind of sympathy flowers or gifts are appropriate? How can you express your condolences to those who are grieving from the loss of a loved one? Questions like these may cause confusion because most of us don’t deal with death and grief on an everyday basis. This section has some information that will hopefully provide answers and settle any uncertainties you may have.
Expressing Sympathy in Different Cultures
Globalization has brought our world closer together than ever before. The loss of a family member, friend, or colleague is a difficult experience for anyone to go through…no matter the religion or culture. This section will provide guidance on how to express sympathy and extend your condolences to members of different religions, cultures, and ethnicities.
Visit our How to Write a Sympathy Card section for additional tips and ideas on how to compose a sympathy card.