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Boxed Sympathy Cards

Many of us stock up on boxed sympathy cards that we will never use. I am always drawn to beautiful floral cards.

They look so nice, but then when I need a sympathy card they either don’t say exactly what I want or they are just not quite right. To avoid having stacks of unopened card boxes from a decade ago in your bottom desk drawer, you should stick to classic designs and plain cards.

The advantage to buying boxed or bulk sympathy cards is that you will be prepared. You can respond promptly and get a card on the mail the same day. Better still you won’t have to wander the greeting card aisle at the grocery store.

Purchase Boxed Sympathy Cards That Will Be Just Right When You Need Them

Find boxed sympathy cards that are basic and have very few words. Classic styles with muted solid colors, like white, tan or ivory are good. I love linen papers and 100% cotton papers that add a warmth to the greeting.
A great place to find classic boxed and bulk sympathy cards is from stores that feature business stationary or office supplies. Business sympathy cards can be bought in bulk and are perfect.

More Benefits to Having Classic Condolence Cards

  • You’ll have a card on hand to respond promptly.
  • The style of the card will not become dated.
  • It will be suitable for a man or a woman.
  • It will be suitable for individuals who are religious or not.

You can also use blank cards that have inspirational photography on the front, a simple picture or a design. another benefit is that your cards can also be used for other situations.
You probably already know that I think it is best to write your own message. It’s not hard with all the sample words of sympathy you can find on this website. I’m just not a fan of most sympathy cards.

It is so difficult to find one that has a message that I like. Sometimes it’s better to use a blank card. At least use a card that has minimal text and then hand-write your own message inside. I think of all the different kinds of greeting cards, condolence cards should by the most personal and individual.

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