GUIDELINES

  1. In one paragraph, express sympathy, show support, reminisce on the deceased and offer help.

SAMPLE LETTER

[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],

I just heard the sad news about your daughter Amy. I am so sorry for your loss. Words can barely explain how sorry I am. Please accept my most heartfelt and sincerest sympathy from the bottom of my heart. Amy was always jovial and a brilliant young girl. We will surely miss her dearly. I want you to know that I am with you and that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. If you need anything, and I mean anything at all, please don't hesitate to call me at whatever time. Take heart my dear.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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