10 Heartfelt Sympathy Card Ideas

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Sympathy Card Ideas

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When your loved one is dealing with loss, it can be challenging to know what to say. You want to comfort her and bring her a little bit of peace, but are worried about saying the wrong thing. That being said, it’s so important to reach out — even if you feel awkward and uncomfortable. Your support and love goes a long way in helping your loved one through the grieving process. Luckily, a great sympathy card can help you out in conveying all the things you just don’t have the words to say.

How to Choose a Sympathy Card

A good sympathy card doesn’t need to offer up a lengthy poem or prose. Instead, sometimes the simpler, the better. A heartfelt, “Holding you close in my thoughts,” and “Sorry for your loss,” is all that needs to be said. Other cards will honor the dearly departed’s memory and recognized that they will be forever remembered in the hearts of the ones who loved them. Still others offer prayers for peace and comfort. Be sure to choose a card with sensitivity that speaks to the relationship you have with your loved one and the deceased. Keep in mind that while humorous cards work in almost any other situation, steer clear of anything that tries to make light of such a difficult situation. You also don’t want to say anything that could inadvertently offend your loved one, so make sure you avoid anything offering advice, dwelling on the pain, or stating, “This happened for a reason.” A good sympathy card will avoid these, and, instead, offer simple condolences.

If you’re looking to reach out in a big way, consider giving a gift along with your sympathy card. Our Peace & Doves Daisy™ Swizzle Berries ® & Apples dove-shaped pineapple covered in white chocolate, chocolate covered apple wedges and strawberries, and a whole array of fresh fruit. It shows your loved one comfort and support. It also gives her something to snack on when she probably doesn’t feel like cooking or preparing meals.

Top 10 Sympathy Cards

To help you out on your quest to find the perfect sympathy card for your loved one, here are ten options:

1. Hallmark Good Mail Thinking of You Card

Hallmark Good Mail Thinking of You Card

This card says everything you just can’t find the words to say. Its basic message is that you’re holding your loved one in your thoughts and keeping them close to your heart — a heartwarming sentiment when your loved one is going through loss.

Cost: $4.59

2. Hallmark Good Mail Thinking of You Card Clouds Part

Hallmark Good Mail Thinking of You Card Clouds Part

This card helps your loved one see a light at the end of the tunnel, without trivializing the situation. It acknowledges how difficult grief can be and all you can do is to, “Hang in there,” until it passes.

Cost: $4.59

3. Hallmark Sympathy Card (Beautiful Soul)

Hallmark Sympathy Card (Beautiful Soul)

This card focuses on the beautiful soul of the person who has recently passed, and offers a message of hope that when time passes, your loved one will find some peace. It’s made with beautiful embossed flowers and real gemstones.

Cost: $3.99

4. American Greetings Sympathy Card (Remembered)

American Greetings Sympathy Card (Remembered)

With a beautiful embossed dove and white ribbon gracing the cover, this card is elegant and poetic. It wishes your loved one prayers for peace and comfort through these difficult times.

Cost: $4.99

5. Hallmark Signature Sympathy Card (Forever Remembered)

Hallmark Signature Sympathy Card (Forever Remembered)

Printed on a background of gold, this card features a delicate three-dimensional leaf in gold foil. It conveys the heartfelt message, “Forever remembered. Forever loved.”

Cost: $5.98

6. One Day At a Time Sympathy Greeting Card

One Day At a Time Sympathy Greeting Card

This card reminds your loved one to take each day, one day at a time. It’s also blank on the inside so you can fill it with all your heartfelt thoughts and condolences.

Cost: $4.00

7. Sympathy Card: I Have No Words

Sympathy CardI Have No Words

This card tells it like it is — in difficult situations such as these,words are really hard to come by. Instead, you just want to offers hugs and love to your friend in need.

Cost: $5.19

8. Wishing You Comfort & Peace Floral Sympathy Card

Wishing You Comfort & Peace Floral Sympathy Card

This beautiful floral card sends your loved one comfort and peace in their difficult time. It’s also blank on the inside so you can add your most eloquent thoughts.

Cost: $4.00

9. May Your Memories Bring You Peace Sympathy Card

May Your Memories Bring You Peace Sympathy Card

Let your loved one know that you hope their heartache turns to hope with this thoughtful sympathy card. It features an beautiful gold medallion with embossing and foil accents.

Cost: $3.99

10. Marjolein Bastin Take Comfort in Memories Sympathy Card

Marjolein Bastin Take Comfort in Memories Sympathy Card

With its beautiful artwork of butterflies and lilacs, this sympathy card sends a message of comfort and peace. It remarks on the beautiful memories left behind and hope that those memories will help your loved one find peace.

Cost: $3.99

You’re sure to find the perfect sympathy card for your loved one among these ten great options. If you’re looking to give something a bit more, consider our Create Your Own Box where you can choose up to four fruit combinations out of over 35 delectable options.