How to Write a Condolence Letter

By: Danny Amoruccio
Monday, June 17, 2019

Many people find it challenging to show their emotions and express what they are feeling when they have to offer condolences to a person that has lost a loved one. Sending a condolence letter, which is a simple expression of your sympathy can help convey your feelings.

A condolence letter is a good way to pay tribute to the departed soul. Kind and thoughtful words that you pen at a time like this can provide some solace to the grieving family or person. Many also read these notes later as they can derive some comfort from them. Here are some pointers on how to write a condolence letter:

1. It’s Best To Write A Handwritten Letter

Many people are now unused to penning letters and simply use their computers whenever they need to write something. But it’s best to handwrite a condolence letter as that lends it a more personal touch. You can also opt for a condolence card and write a small note in it, addressed to the family.

2. Keep It Simple

Keep the condolence letter short and straightforward. Write that you are there in their time of grief and that you share their sorrow. If you attempt to write a very lengthy letter, you might end up saying something that could hurt the receiver, so it’s best to keep the letter simple.

Be sincere in the words you use as those words will provide some solace to the reader. Conclude the letter appropriately by writing a few words of support and affection. As you can see, writing a condolence letter doesn’t have to be challenging, and you can easily write a few words of genuine sympathy for the grieving family.

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