How To Write A Condolence Letter

By: Graeme Hogle
Thursday, April 18, 2019

It isn't uncommon for many people to find it challenging to express their sympathy to someone that has lost a family member. If you are unable to attend the funeral and need to write a condolence letter, but aren’t too sure of what to write, here are some tips that will help:

  • Put some thought into the letter and make sure that your words provide comfort to the person reading them. Someone grieving can find solace in the kind words that you have penned.
  • Express your sympathy in a genuine way and make sure the words you use convey your feelings.
  • It is important to send a handwritten condolence letter rather than type it out on a computer. The personalized touch is important in a situation such as this.
  • Use simple words and keep the condolence letter short. Mention that you are there to provide any support they need and tell them that you share their grief.
  • Make use of good quality stationery but ensure that it isn't flashy in any way.
  • It is also important that you do not use any perfumed stationery, as this is a somber event and you are offering condolences.
  • Do not mention topics such as death and loss in the letter. Simply say that you are there to support them and comfort them in their time of need.
  • The closing words of your condolence letter are also very important. You can use kind words that will provide solace to the person who has lost a loved one.

As mentioned earlier, the most important aspect is that you should be genuine and your words should reflect that aspect. You can send sympathy flowers with the condolence letter as well.

If you want any information on our cremation services, get in touch with us at The CremationCare Centre. You can call us at 416-255-0035 or contact us online.

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