GUIDELINES

  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.

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 would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family as you mourn the loss of your mother. She was an amazing woman, and she will be sorely missed. We would like you to have this picture of your mom with family and friends. Hopefully, it will remind you of her strong and beautiful spirit and will serve as a source of comfort and happy memories. Please know that we will always be here for you. Do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to ease your burden.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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