Sympathy Q&A

Help Writing Message of Sympathy For a Family Tragedy

Our question today about writing a message of sympathy for a family tragedy and it is from Margaret.  She writes: I need a suitable sympathy message for a friend who lost a daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters in a fatal [...]

How Do I Comfort My Daughter Who Has Had a Miscarriage

Today we have an important question from an anonymous reader.  She writes: My daughter has had a miscarriage after trying for over a year to conceive her first child. She was 11 weeks and is totally devastated.   Dear Caring [...]

In Lieu of Flowers: What is the Appropriate Amount of Money to Donate?

Today we have a question from Gina.  She writes: The person who passed away is the owner of a company that my company deals with. Since I've gotten to know him and the family I consider them friends. So, what [...]

Sending a Sympathy Card to Just One Family Member?

Our Sympathy Q&A question is by Linda Haines from Silverdale, Washington.  She writes: My uncle who is remarried, lost his adult son recently to cancer. I think we should send a sympathy card to my uncle personally, since he is the [...]

Words of Sympathy for Pet Loss

Today's Sympathy Q&A question is from Natalie. I work at a Veterinary Practice and am designing a "Private Cremation Pack" This gives the owners more time to look through this booklet and decide which casket or urn they would like [...]

When Do You Send a Sympathy Thank You Card?

by Eliza (Trenton, NJ) Is it necessary to send a sympathy thank you card of or acknowledgment to those who sent me a sympathy card for my father's passing? There was no viewing or funeral, but friends and family were [...]

Sympathy Note Ideas: How To Answer a Sympathy Note?

by Victor Garcia (Bloomfield , NJ) I need to answer to my friends and family for the sympathy card they sent me. Please give a example, Thank you, Victor Garcia. Dear Victor, Here is a sample sympathy thank you note. [...]

Sympathy for Suicide: Expressing Sympathy to the Family of a Suicide Victim

Nancy from Florida has a question about expressing sympathy to suicide survivors.   Do you send condolences to the family of a person who committed suicide? Dear Nancy, Yes, suicide survivors definitely need support and expressions of sympathy during their [...]

Sympathy Cards: Who Should the Card be Addressed to?

  by Jennifer (USA) I work with this girl and her husband's grandfather died. One of the girls bought a sympathy card for everyone to sign. I signed the card with my condolences to Matt (the husband) & family. I [...]

Sympathy Card Wording For a Suicide Death

by Wendy (Boise, ID) A good friend of mine at work just had her son commit suicide this week. She is completely depressed of course. I don't know what to say to her or anything. I got her a card, [...]