1. A gift conveys a personal warmth in your expression of sympathy. Such letters are appropriate in the case of illness, hospital stay, operation or death. Keep the letter brief and informal.
  2. Warmly express your sympathy. Tell the reader that you have sent a gift.
  3. End the letter by expressing your condolences or best wishes according to the situation.


[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 am so sorry to hear about your mother's sickness. We understand that you will have to be on leave for a while, so here's an inspirational book for you to read while she's resting. We hope it helps you get this challenge feeling empowered and encouraged. We hope your mother gets better very soon!


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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