1. Send a gift along with your sympathy letter because this act will personalize your expression of sympathy. This message is appropriate for an illness, hospital stay, operation or death. Keep it brief and informal.
  2. Express your sympathy right in the beginning. Tell the reader about the gift.
  3. Offer your condolences or best wishes, whatever is appropriate.


[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],

The team misses you so much! We are sorry to hear that you will need to stay in the hospital for another week. We'd like you to watch this video the team made for you. Hopefully, you won't miss us too much! We hope you get better soon!


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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