Simple Sympathy

Welcome to Simple Sympathy. You’ll find cards, sympathy gift ideas, and ideas for how to help a grieving friend. We know expressing sympathy is not easy, but we hope to support you in being a friend who cares.

A Friend Who Cares
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
-Henri Nouwen

sympathy card sentiments

Sympathy Messages

Sample messages of sympathy, poems, quotes, and ideas for what to write in a sympathy card.

Ways to Help

Ideas to help you be supportive and offer comfort to a hurting friend or family member.


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