It can be difficult to find suitable wording for a sympathy card.

Most people have a fear that they are going to upset or offend the person who will receive their words of sympathy.

It is best not to use phrases like ‘I know how you feel’, ‘Be strong’ or ‘They had a long life’.

We are all unique individuals with our own unique way of dealing with grief, and phrases like these can mistakenly be interpreted as minimising the grief being suffered by the bereaved person.  These are more suitable choices for your condolence message.

  • My deepest sympathy to you and your family
  • With love to you and your family
  • In loving memory
  • With heartfelt condolences
  • My thoughts are with you at this sad time
  • You are in my thoughts and prayers
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times
  • My deepest sympathies during your time of loss
  • (Name) will always be in my heart and memories
  • (Name) will be dearly missed
  • I want you to know I am just a phone call away
  • You are in my thoughts
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you
  • We are thinking of you
  • We are thinking of you during this difficult time
  • With deepest sympathy
  • My sincere sympathy
  • With heartfelt condolences
  • Please accept my condolences
  • We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of ‘name of deceased’
  • Remember that we love and care about you
  • With caring thoughts
  • With loving memories of ‘name of deceased’
  • Sent with love and remembrance
  • Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow
  • ‘Name of Deceased’ will remain in our hearts forever
  • We send you thoughts of comfort
  • Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time
  • With love and hugs
  • We will miss ‘name of deceased’
  • We share comfort in knowing ‘name of deceased’ is no longer suffering.  We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you
  • Remembering you and ‘name of deceased in our minds and in our hearts
  • With thoughts of peace and courage for you
  • We send you thoughts of peace and courage
  • Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about ‘name of deceased’ death.  We are here to support you
  • ‘Name of deceased’ brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him/her
  • May your heart and soul find peace and comfort
  • Peace, Prayers and Blessings
  • Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts
  • May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

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