Last Updated on November 1, 2021
17th century English poet and playwright, James Shirley, once said that death is a leveler. It claims the rich and poor, the mighty and meek, rulers and subjects, and usually in a near-similar fashion.
Death has a way of striking when we least expect it. The grim reaper knocks on your door and before you can figure out what to do with it, it’s already inside of you, ripping your defenseless soul into shreds. You can fight it, you can try to postpone it, you can even pretend to ignore it. But when death pays you a visit, you can’t help but surrender gracefully to its gripping control.
Death is also a unifying factor. When it comes to any of us, it comes to all of us.
But frankly speaking, you can never truly understand the sting of death until it strikes close home. The loss of a close relative or dear friend can leave you nursing deep emotional wounds and asking questions that are squarely beyond human comprehension.
So, when someone we know loses a loved one, the least we can do is stand by them through the grief. One perfect way to help someone grieve is by sending them a heartfelt sympathy card.
A sympathy card may not bring back the departed. However, it helps the bereaved know that someone somewhere shares in their grief.
But like most people, finding the right words to put in a sympathy card is not a walk in the park. We understand that all too well, which is why we’ve prepared a definitive collection of 50 best sympathy card messages ever.
Short Sympathy Card Message Ideas
1. I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of [Insert Name]
2. I’m so sorry for your loss.
3. I’m thinking of you during this difficult time.
4. My heart goes out to you at this time of sorrow
5. You’re in my thoughts.
Common Sympathy Card Message Ideas
1. I hope you know I’m here for you during this time of sorrow.
2. Please accept my warmest condolences. I’m truly sorry for your loss.
3. Sharing in your sadness as you remember your lost loved one.
4. Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time.
5. Words cannot express my deep sorrow for your loss.
Religious Sympathy Card Message Ideas
1. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:4
2. May the Almighty Allah expand [Enter Name] grave and give him/her eternal peace.
3. May the Almighty Allah give you patience and ease to pass through these trials.
4. May the Lord give you comfort and peace in your time of bereavement.
5. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18
Sympathy Card Messages Celebrating the Deceased
1. [Enter Name] touched so many lives for the good. I’m grateful I had the chance to know him/her. He/she will be dearly missed.
2. [Enter Name] was an amazing person and had a remarkable life. I feel so lucky that I got to know him.
3. Here’s to celebrating the life of a great person and mourning his/her passing with you in every possible way.
4. We are sorry for your loss. [Enter Name] was such a great person, he/she will live on in our memories forever.
5. We are thinking of you all as you celebrate your [father’s/mother’s/brother’s/sister’s] remarkable life.
Sympathy Card Messages For the Loss of a Mother
1. Nothing can truly cut the ties of motherhood. She is with us all still in love, memory, and family. Know we are here to support you all through everything that may come.
2. The love of a mother is an unbreakable bond that will live on forever. You will always have her in your heart and her memory will remain amongst all who knew her
3. The time I spent with your mother are some of the happiest memories I have. She was always smiling, so cheerful and just a pleasure to be around. Her loss leaves behind a gaping hole in all our hearts. If you need anything during this time then please don’t hesitate to ask
4. There are so few comforting words when we need them most. The passing of the one who first introduced us to this planet and who loved us along its paths is never easy.
5. Your mother was loved by all who knew her. Those touched by her mere presence share your grief and we wanted to extend our sincere condolences for her loss
Sympathy Card Messages For the Loss of a Father
1. I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I will remember him as a kind, funny man who would do anything to help anyone. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
2. I hope you will find some comfort in knowing that your dad was beloved by all who knew him. He was a great man and leaves behind a brilliant legacy. I’m so sorry for your loss.
3. I saw how strong the bond was between you and your father. I can’t begin to understand your pain but wanted to offer my support and any help you might need.
4. I will always remember your dads amazing sense of humor and laughter. He brought joy with him wherever he was. His loss is heartbreaking.
5. Your father was always talking about you and bragging about how wonderful you were. I hope you know that you meant the world to him. He was a great man and will be sorely missed.
Sympathy Card Messages For the Loss of a Wife
1. No one can ever replace the amazing person your wife was. My thoughts are with you during this time.
2. The love and joy your kindhearted wife brought to the world will never be forgotten.
3. The love your wife had for you is something that can never be taken away. Hold on to that and know that she is with you always.
4. There are no words, but there is much love surrounding you and your family and in the memories of your loving wife.
5. When someone as special as your wife lives the way she did, her legacy is sure to live on through the many lives she touched.
Sympathy Card Messages For the Loss of a Husband
1. Losing a dear husband can be so tough. And so I’m praying hard for you, for peace, for comfort, for whatever you need right now.
2. Nothing compares to the love of a spouse. I want you to know that I am thinking about you and I’m here for you always.
3. Someone who shared so much of life with you will forever be a part of you. Keeping you in my prayers as you remember your husband.”
4. Though the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming. I know you can get through the loss of your dear husband.
5. Words cannot describe who your husband truly was and so words also cannot describe the loss we are all feeling now.
Sympathy Card Messages For the Loss of a Sister
1. I am deeply sorry to hear about your sister’s passing. I thought the world of her.
2. I know you and your sister were close, and you are in my thoughts at this devastating time. She was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold, and there will never be another [Enter Name].
3. She was your sister, and she was my ‘sister from another mister’. My heart is broken at the loss of [Insert Name]; I will miss her dearly, and I’m so sorry for your loss.
4. Your sister may have passed, but her memory will live on in my heart and mind. She was and is loved, and I’m extremely sorry for your loss.
5. Your sister was the strongest person I ever met — mentally and physically. I will miss her every day, and I am sending you and the rest of the family, my deepest condolences.
Sympathy Card Messages For the Loss of a Brother
1. “Sorry for your loss” doesn’t seem enough to convey how truly sorry I am to hear of the loss of the passing of your brother. My heart goes out to you as your process all of the emotions associated with such a devastating loss.
2. Learning of your brothers death was such a shock. He was a great friend and everyone was so delighted to have known him. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss
3. May the memories of your bother provide some strength and comfort during this dreadful time. Please accept my condolences
4. Only those who are lucky enough to have a brother can understand the bond between them and the pain of losing them. My heart is broken for your loss, and I wish I could carry some of the pain on your behalf.
5. We are all grieving for this tragic loss. Your brother was beloved by all who knew him and will be revered as a special guy. I hope you can fund strength and love in those surrounding you
When sending out a sympathy card, keep the message simple and straightforward. Avoid agonizing over the perfect words to use, as it’s often the gesture that counts.
All the same, choose your words carefully and desist from saying something that may come across as hurtful, careless, or emotionally insensitive. Experts also advise against offering advice or attempting to belittle the grief using phrases like “This is a passing cloud.”
We hope you could find a perfect sympathy card message from the above collection.