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How to Sign Sympathy Cards

Have you ever struggled through this? Getting a thoughtful and original message put down in a card and actually getting it in the mail within a decent time frame.
It can be difficult to avoid the cliche statements like: “I am sorry for your loss” or “You are in our thoughts.”
There is nothing wrong with using these statements, but here are some more creative things you can say. The following list can also inspire you in making up your own sympathy message.

How to Sign Sympathy Cards Using a Sympathy Sentiment
A sympathy card message should be brief. It only needs to be a sentence or two and then you can sign your name. Here are some thoughtful sympathy sentiments you can use in your card.

• You are in our thoughts. Please know how much you are loved.
• Wishing you hope and peace during this difficult time.
• Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there to hold your hand.
• Thinking of you with sympathy.
• May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
• Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.
• Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the mist of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.
• Remembering with you, the life of someone so dear.
• Wishing you comfort in friendship and hope in prayer.
• Words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear. May God give you the strength to overcome the pain.

How to Sign Sympathy Cards with a More Personal Sentiment
Many bereaved people are comforted by sympathy messages that use their loved one’s name. This is easy to do. Here are some examples of sympathy sentiments that include a name.
• Roger will never be forgotten.
• Roger’s memory will live on forever.
• I was deeply saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. You are in my thoughts.
• Roger will live on in our hearts forever.

How to Sign Sympathy Cards Using a Sympathy Verse or Quote
You can also add a sympathy quote or verse to a condolence card or letter.
Hold tight to memories for comfort,
lean on your friends for strength,
and always remember how much you are cared about.
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
The angels are always near to those who are grieving,
g to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
-Eileen Elias Freeman
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping 
for that which has been your delight.
-Kahil Gibran
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
-Thomas Campbell

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