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 informed. I received sympathy cards but do not know whether or not I need to recognize those who sent a card. Dear Eliza, I am sorry for your loss. During this … [Read more...] about When Do You Send a Sympathy Thank You Card?
Sympathy note ideas can help you get started in writing your own personal message. I think looking a blank page can just be so overwhelming. However, once you see an example of a sympathy note or letter it's simple to make adjustments to make it work for your particular situation. We had the following question from a reader in New Jersey and we thought it could be helpful … [Read more...] about Sympathy Note Ideas: How To Answer a Sympathy Note?
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 time of need. Unfortunately it is common for suicide survivors to receive very little support from friends and … [Read more...] about Sympathy for Suicide: Expressing Sympathy to the Family of a Suicide Victim
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 was always told to address the blood relative. I mean who has ever heard of getting a card for the grandsons wife??? I was told I was being mean when I did … [Read more...] about Sympathy Cards: Who Should the Card be Addressed to?
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, but what could I possibly write in it? Any ideas you have would help. She also has other younger children. The whole ordeal is completely depressing. Thanks so much, Wendy Dear … [Read more...] about Sympathy Card Wording For a Suicide Death