1. Acknowledge receipt of the sympathy card and show how the gesture helped you.
  2. Express thanks.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

Thank you so very much for the lovely sympathy card you sent me on the passing of my brother. Your kind words were both encouraging and comforting as we were going through those trying times. It was so soothing to know that you were thinking of us as we bid him goodbye.

I am so thankful to have you as my friend. Once again, thank you for your kindness and support.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -