Sending Sympathy Thank You Cards After Your Loved One’s Death

Published: November 28, 2022
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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Sending someone a thank you card is always a nice token of appreciation. We may do this when we receive a birthday or a wedding gift, or just if someone does something nice for us and we wish to reciprocate. One instance we may not think about thank you cards is when it comes to a loved one’s passing. However, sending sympathy thank you cards to those who have helped us in this difficult time is a quite common, and thoughtful act.  Providers of cremation services in Bells, TN., share more.  

What Are Sympathy Thank You Cards?

Sympathy thank you cards are just as they sound. They are thank you cards for those who have expressed their sympathy. These cards can also be called funeral thank you cards and are sent to anyone who offered their condolences during this time.  

Who Should Receive the Cards?

Who you choose to send the sympathy thank you cards to is entirely up to you. Some people may choose to send them to those guests who attended the funeral services. Others may choose to send them to only those who sent sympathy flowers. Yet others may wish to send them to any and everyone who expressed any condolences. Some ideas of people you may wish to send cards can include those who: 

- Made a donation to the charity you named 

- Sent flowers to the funeral or your home 

- Donated to the funeral expenses 

- Brought you meals  

- Watched your children 

- Helped around the house 

What Do I Write?

Deciding what to write in a card always seems as if it the most difficult part as we our words to be genuine and meaningful. When writing your sympathy card, it’s important to know that just a short simple note is best. You don’t need to get very wordy or go into any great detail of your appreciation.

Start the note with the receipts name, such as “Dear Sarah”. Next pen a short messages such as: 

“Thank you so much for your generous donation. We are so grateful to have friends like you in our lives.” 

“Thank you for the flowers you sent. They truly brought some light and happiness to our family.” 

“Thank you so much for your kind words and condolences. Your thoughtful words were appreciated and comforting.” 

The last thing is to sign your name. Most people will add something such as “All my love”, “Take care” or “Sincerely” before signing their name but you certainly don’t have to.  

Timeline for Sending the Cards

It is nice if these cards can be mailed out two to three weeks after your loved one’s services. However, sometimes this is simply not possible. If for some reason it has been longer than two to three weeks and you still wish to send the cards, go ahead. Your friends and family will understand the delay and still appreciate the token of kindness.  

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Final Thoughts

Sending sympathy thank you cards out after your loved one’s cremation services in Bells, TN. is not only a nice thing for your friends to receive, but can actually help you heal. Showing kindness and gratitude has been proven to boost our spirits and help our brains focus on the positive. While it wont take away your pain of the loss, it can help you begin to heal from it.

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