Sympathy Thank You Notes
1) Writing a sympathy note to someone who is grieving, and
2) Thanking someone for their sympathy.
Here are some examples of what to say in both cases.
1) Writing a Sympathy Note
Writing a sympathy note confounds the most talented writer. Maybe the reason is that there's nothing you can say that will help. You want to be comforting, warm, and meaningful but instead everything sounds stiff, formal, and cliche.
But don't put too pressure on yourself to say just the right thing. Try to put yourself in this person's place. Would you be dissecting each word offered to you? Probably not. Most likely you'd think of the person who was writing to you, and note that they were thinking of you. That's what counts at a time like that.
On a small card, such as one sent with flowers:
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