Top 20 Sympathy Card Messages That Are Simple Yet Heartfelt

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Sending cards to people who have lost their loved ones is a time honored tradition. Even at this age, when people rarely write to each other, it is still customary to send cards expressing thoughts of sympathy and empathy to the bereaved. Sympathy card messages pave the way for people to communicate their support and understanding at a very difficult time. Reaching out to people who are grieving is never easy. Some do not know how to approach bereaved, while others often find it difficult to express that they are one with the family in the sorrow that they feel.

These Sympathy quotes and condolence quotes below are perfect to help you express the words that seem so difficult for so many of us when dealing with loss or a friend who is mourning. Here are twenty simple yet compelling cards and messages, with some appropriate quotes and sayings that you may use to comfort a grieving friend or relative.

20. With sympathy

20 With sympathy

“At times like these it is difficult to see all the love that surrounds you. I am here to let you know that I love you and will be here when you want to see me.” – Anonymous

19. Thinking of You

19 Thinking of You

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Kahlil Gibran

18. Finding Grace

18 Finding Grace

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

17. Prayers For You

17 Prayers For You

“Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.” – Kahlil Gibran

16. Remembering a beloved dog

16 Remembering a beloved dog

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” -Roger Caras

15. Remembering a beloved cat

15 Remembering a beloved cat

“No heaven will not ever Heaven be. Unless my cats are there to welcome me.” – Anonymous

14. Sympathy for Lost Pet

14 Sympathy for Lost Pet

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot

13. Remember to smile

13 Remember to smile

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie the Pooh

12. Sharing Your Sorrow

12 Sharing Your Sorrow

“With what a deep devotedness of woe. I wept thy absence – o’er and o’er again, thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain. And memory, like a drop that, night and day, falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!” – Thomas Moore

11. Sending You Hugs and Prayers

11. Sending You Hugs and Prayers

“That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.” Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

10. Memories Live Forever

10 Memories Live Forever

“It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push
away the pain
and bring the smiles
back again.”
– Anonymous

9. In Your Time of Loss

9 In Your Time of Loss

“Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”
– Rossiter Worthington Raymond

8. You Are In My Thoughts

8 You Are In My Thoughts

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

7. Love Heals

7 Love Heals

“May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.” – Anonymous

6. Comfort in Loving Memories

6 Comfort in Loving Memories

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” William Penn

5. Prayer of Comfort

5 Prayer of Comfort

“May you see God’s light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fall—
You do not walk alone”
-Traditional Irish Blessing

4. Sending Hugs

4 Sending Hugs

“Please do remember, you are not completely alone, family and friends will help you through your raging sorrow, you don’t even need to ask.” – Anonymous

3. Let God

3 Let God

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” John Taylor

“He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

2. Grace from God

2 Grace from God

“The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.” – Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels’ Little Instruction Book

1. Wishing You Peace

1 Wishing You Peace

“The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrains…..
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.”

– Anonymous

People need other people, especially in a time of sorrow and desperation. No matter how strong a person seems to be, there is always the darkness of night to face, and nobody wants to face the dark alone. There are many ways to reach out to someone and communicate words of hope and renewal. Never hesitate to reach out, even if the person is too pre-occupied with sorrow. You may not be able to fill the void that he or she is feeling at the moment, but the message that you send might just serve as the beacon of light that leads them out of the throes of mourning.


One Response

  1. Cathy Miller

    July 23, 2013 1:31 am

    Hi, thank you so much for the kind and comforting words. You have gave me a few tools that i will think about and will be use to guide me through life. I really appreciate your suggestions. I’ll keep reading some condolence messages to relieve my pain.



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