Writing sympathy letters can be a rewarding way to express your heart and comfort a grieving friend.
If the thought of writing a condolence seems overwhelming, these sample letters of sympathy can give you great ideas and inspiration.
A Generic Sympathy Letter
Here a sample condolence letter to give you a basic idea.
Dear ________ I am sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss _______ so much. He/she was greatly loved and admired by all who knew him/her. I always loved the way he/she ____________ You have always been a wonderful friend to him/her. I would like to help you in whatever way I can through this difficult time. Please let me ____________ for you. When you are ready you can reach me at __________ You are in my thoughts, __________
For sample phrases go to Words of Condolence
Need a great closing go to Sympathy Sentiments
The basic components of a sympathy letter are:
Acknowledging the loss. Expressing your condolences. Taking a moment to remember and note special qualities about their loved one. If you can, include a favorite memory of their loved one. Remind the bereaved of their personal strengths or special qualities. Offer some kind of help. End the letter with a sentiment or a thoughtful wish or expression.