The support of your friends and family in your time of grief should be acknowledged and thanked, but you may feel overwhelmed and unable to begin writing thank you cards after a funeral. If you’re having trouble beginning the task, it may help to have a few simple statements on hand to use as a starting point.
Those who have offered their sympathy to you will appreciate expressions of thanks that are both personal and sincere. Use sentences like, “thank you for your sympathy and kindness,” “we deeply appreciate your expression of sympathy,” “thank you for your support at this difficult time,” and “thank you for your prayers and thoughts.” Include a personal detail specific to the type of help that person offered, such as acknowledging that he or she sent flowers, brought food to your house, or made a donation in the deceased’s honor.
If you’re mourning the death of a loved one, Chapel of the Chimes’ grief support services in Oakland can help. We offer grief counseling and support services to the community every day of the year either online, over the phone, or in person. Call us at (510) 992-6984 for more information.
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