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How to Write a Sympathy Note or Letter

In Their Honor Sympathy Fruit and Gourmet Basket
In Their Honor Sympathy Fruit and Gourmet Basket

A fruit and gourmet basket is a thoughtful way to share your condolences. We fill a classic wicker basket with fresh fruits and time-tested favorites such as cheese, crackers, and cookies. Combined, the healthy fruits and gourmet indulgences are a great way to provide comfort during a time of bereavement.

Sympathy gift baskets and comforting gifts

Bring peace and comfort to the brokenhearted. Stylish sympathy gifts for the grieving family and friends that respectfully express condolences and concern.

How to Write a Sympathy Note or Letter

It's important to convey condolences to those who have lost someone special in their lives. But, what is the best way to proceed? Here are some helpful tips on how to write a sympathy note or letter, with examples to help you create your own caring message.

When a friend or family member suffers a loss, his world is awash in grief. What he needs is a reassurance of love and support from those he considers close confidantes in his life.

But writing sympathy notes can be an awkward, uncomfortable experience. You want to say the right things without sticking your foot in your mouth or sounding trite. Here are some tips to help write that important sympathy note.

When to Write A Sympathy Note

As soon as you’re aware of the situation, take pen in hand and communicate your heartfelt thoughts. Send it out in that very day’s mail, if at all possible. Time is of the essence, as addressing the situation swiftly demonstrates your genuine concern about the issue.

How to Write In A Sympathy Note

This is not the time for email, text messaging, nor printing out your condolences on computer paper. Go ahead and compose your thoughts in a word processor if you like, but for the final draft, nothing gives the personal touch like a handwritten missive.

What to Say In A Sympathy Note

The purpose of the sympathy letter is to acknowledge the sad event, express your positive reflections about the deceased, perhaps share a fond memory or two about the person, and offer your condolences and support however it’s needed. Sympathy cards are saved for a lifetime, cherished along with other memorabilia of the deceased. Your words will be treasured for a long time to come, so make sure they are positive, encouraging words; words that bring comfort and peace to one who has been through an extremely traumatic experience.

Speak not only of your praises for the deceased, but for your devotion to the survivor. This person likely feels scared and alone, and could use reassurance that friendly, caring hearts are rallying around in support at this critical time.

What to Avoid When Writing A Sympathy Note or Letter

Unless you’re a bosom buddy or a close family member, don't use the telephone to contact the bereaved. A phone call is more likely to disrupt than assist the grieving person, particularly if the bereaved has to explain again and again the details of his loved one’s demise.

Your handwritten message of support is not the place to request explicit details of the love one’s passing. If you don’t have all the details at the time you write your letter, rest assured you’ll be filled in eventually as to what happened. The goal of your letter is not to cause the survivor to re-experience the pain and suffering of his loss over and over again, but to step up beside the survivor, empathize in the sadness and confirm your dedication by means of support.

Share what’s in your heart, and your words will be a balm.



How To Comfort A Grieving Friend

Sympathy gift baskets have the power to change the mood to a world of beauty and peace. A comforting gift, sent during the days of grief after the death of the dear ones, will certainly lighten their mind.

Express condolences to your friends, relatives, colleagues and family members by sending a beautiful sympathy gift basket.

Sympathy gift baskets and gifts are excellent for politely expressing sympathy during times of suffering and loss. While we may not know what to do or say during these difficult times, sympathy gift baskets convey your condolences easily and with the utmost elegance.

Send a sympathy basket, comforting care package, thinking of you gift box, fruit or food basket. Gourmet food baskets can include comfort food gifts such as gourmet, fruit, cookies and inspirational booklets with comforting messages.

Of course, during difficult times, your most precious gift to the bereaved is the gift of simply letting them know that you care. During their time of sorrow and sadness this gift alone can make his or her grief more bearable.

"I just wanted to write and tell you how quickly your customer care consultant acted on behalf of your company, Adorable Gift Baskets. After the death of my beloved sister I have had a very difficult time organizing my thoughts and taking care of the many thank yous that come with the death of a loved one. Your conscientious customer care has saved us such an incredible amount of hassle and trouble trying to get gifts out.

Customer Service like this is what sets companies like yours apart and makes you stand out from the rest. So do your baskets which we think are superb. We are so impressed and grateful that we will sing your praises loud and clear to whomever we encounter. Thank you for a job well done. Sincerely, M. Dowling - New Fairfield, CT 06812"
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