How To Write A Condolence Message

A condolence message is a great way to express your sympathies to a grieving family or friend who have recently lost a loved one. There are so many touching and personal elements you can add to a condolence message and today we are sharing tips on writing a condolence message as you may be finding it difficult to put pen to paper on what exactly you feel like you want and need to say.


When you begin your letter an easy way to offer your initial condolences is to express your sadness on their loved one passing and offer your deepest sympathies. Starting the letter by acknowledging the friends and family of the lost loved one, shows that you care and are sympathetic to a traumatic time in their lives.


If you have a particularly fond memory of their loved one, share it with the family and friends you are writing to. People take great comfort in reminiscing about moments shared and memories made with a passed loved one and writing a fond memory in your condolence note can bring comfort and happiness to a grieving family. Telling stories of how they lived rather than focusing on how they died is a much more positive and comforting outlook for those in great pain.


Keeping your condolence message short & simple is important when the family will be receiving so many messages of sympathy. There is no need for a 2,500 word essay, being clear, concise and sending a quick message to let you know that you are thinking of them in this difficult time is more than sufficient.


Closing your condolence letter should revert back to expressing your sympathies and offering support or help if needed at this difficult time for the family. Leaving a feeling of kindness and consideration is a great way to close your message.

Condolence messages can be uncomfortable to write, but receiving them can be of great comfort and significance to a grieving family and is a considerate thing to do for somebody who is experiencing a difficult time. Grieving can be a lonely process, so letting those who are suffering know that you are thinking of them can be a wonderful thing to do for somebody.

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