Sending sympathy cards is a simple gesture, but it can make a big difference to a hurting friend.Words of sympathy are often treasured for years. A condolence message might be read over and over again. It might be shared with friends and family or displayed on a table with pictures and flowers.
It might be one of the most important ways you comfort a grieving loved one.
But don’t let that overwhelm you.
“I discovered the amazing power of a humble sympathy card to bring me a measure of comfort….One of the most helpful things you can do for a bereaved person is to acknowledge the loss. Don’t fear causing pain by bringing it up. It was much more upsetting to me when someone acted like nothing had happened. ‘I’m sorry’ may feel inadequate, but the truth is that there is really nothing you can say that will take the pain away. Sincerely said, ‘I’m sorry’ says that you care, and that’s what’s truly needed….It only takes a few minutes to send a card, and the act itself is much more meaningful than the exact text.” (Betsy Okonski, Newsweek)
No matter what kind of card you are looking for, we can help you find the best sources and even provide you with sample sympathy messages.
We have a selection of free sympathy e-cards. All you need the the e-mail address of the recipient and you can send them a beautiful sympathy card with a custom message.
All of our online sympathy cards are completely free. I hope they will be a help to you as you seek to comfort a grieving loved one.
Printable Sympathy Cards
Our free printable sympathy cards make it easy to get a comforting sympathy card in the mail today. They also make a nice addition to a sympathy gift basket or care package.
Free Printable Pet Sympathy Cards
It is fine to just use a regular card for pet loss, but it can be nice to find the perfect pet sympathy card. Our collection includes:
Other Online Place to Find Sympathy Cards
You can also create and print your own sympathy cards at the American Greetings Website.
There are several free cards to choose from or you can sign up for a membership to access all of the cards. One advantage to these cards is that you can type in a personalized message or even change to message before printing.
Sympathy Thank You Cards
A really practical way to support a grieving loved one is to offer to send out sympathy thank you cards on their behalf. This task can seem overwhelming to a newly bereaved person, yet they really do want to let people know how much they appreciate the support. Even though this site is primarily for the friends and family of the bereaved, I get a lot of questions from grieving individuals asking about how to do sympathy thank you cards.
So, I decided it would be helpful to offer printable cards and ecards that are quick and easy to get in the mail.
If you want to send out sympathy thank you cards, see our cards and sample messages here: