No one likes to send a sympathy card, but at some time in all of our lives, we will have to do it. So when that time comes, you want to make sure that you say the right thing. Writing something inside the card is never an easy task but you really don’t have to write a lot because the most important thing to remember in sympathy card writing etiquette is to simply let the family know that you are thinking about them.
But if it’s possible, try to add something personal about the deceased –something in particular that reminds you of them…a certain time you spent together, their laugh or smile, a song, etc. Be sure to let the recipient know how you know the deceased (co-worker, friend, attended the same school, etc).
Remember, just like it is true in our everyday lives, sometimes we never know the impact we make on another person’s life and learning something new about someone who has passed away can mean so much to a family member who is grieving.