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Basic Details You Should Notice When Drafting Condolences Words

One of the ways you can express your compassion to someone who has lost their loved one is by sending them a sympathy note. Even though writing condolences messages is quite uncomfortable for most people, such a note can be quite comforting for the bereaved persons. Taking time to write them a note shows that you care about them.

You can start by acknowledging the loss. If you know the name of the person who has passed on, then you can refer to them by name. If you were familiar with the person who died, say something nice concerning them.

You can share memories of the person if you knew them. Be specific about the memory or loss that you share. Opt for a positive or neutral thought. If the deceased was close or special to you in a certain way, let your friend know. The survivors will appreciate the fact that their loved one meant something special to other people too.

Don't over think your message. Just write something out of your heart and something genuine, expressing how you feel about the whole situation. Be brief and to the point. The recipient may not have time to read through a long letter.

You can offer the bereaved help. Be specific about what you can do for the recipient, instead of offering generalized help. You can conclude your letter by a thoughtful expression. This includes letting them know that they are thinking and praying for them. Visiting the bereaved personally will make a big difference, instead of just posting the letter.

Do not delay to send your note. Preferably do it shortly after you have learned about the loss. Take time to write out the note by hand, instead of having it typed. Sympathy messages are best written on plain paper in subtle colors rather than bold colors.


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