Writing a sympathy card or sending your condolences after a loss is never an easy of enjoyable thing to do, but it’s important to remember that you are serving those you care about. It’s an opportunity to give encouragement, be a source of comfort and let them know that you’re thinking about them in this sad time. Figuring out what to write in a sympathy card can be difficult. Here are a few messages that are meaningful and appropriate to write in sympathy cards, as well as some of GiftTree’s thoughtful sympathy gifts.


These messages are perfect from a group, couple or family, but you can substitute I, me, or my, as well: 

“We are so sorry for your loss. We’re all thinking of you, keeping you in our prayers, and honoring the memory of your ____”

“Our hearts go out to you and your family. We are with you in thought and we wish you comfort and peace as you remember (insert name here)”

“As we remember your _____, our hearts are filled with love. We are all thinking of you and sending you peace in this challenging time.”

“Words fall short at expressing our sorrow for your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.”


Short, poetic and inspirational messages:

“May the memories of your ____ bring you comfort and peace in this challenging time.”

“May you treasure the wonderful memories, find peace and comfort and know that I am with you in thought and prayer.”

“Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort through the pain of this trying time.” 

“May the loving memories that you hold in your heart give you the strength to face the days ahead.” 


Send encouragement, comfort and peace with one of GiftTree’s many thoughtful sympathy gifts and beautiful bouquets of flowers.


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