GUIDELINES

  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.

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],

We are so sorry to hear about Ava's injury. She is such a talented dancer and a determined young lady, so we are sure she will recover faster than we think. In the meantime, here is a box of her favorite butterscotch. We hope it will lift her mood a bit as she recovers. If there's anything you need, please do let us know!

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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