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],

It was quite a shock for Bill and me to learn about your emergency operation. We hope it's nothing serious! We hope you enjoy this basket of fruits. We'll be seeing you very soon!


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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