Reply
Honored Contributor
Posts: 11,695
Registered: ‎03-27-2010

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

There can never be enough compassion.  I'm sure he will consider it a thoughtful gesture.  So sorry for the loss of your friend.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,907
Registered: ‎03-28-2016

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

 

Yes, I think a card would be a very thoughtful gesture.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,652
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

@beach-mom, I would send a card.  LM

Honored Contributor
Posts: 19,140
Registered: ‎10-04-2010

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

you're doing just fine.  i'm sure he'll remember all your kind words.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,745
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

If you have emailed with him and you are going to attend the visitation, I think that is adequate.  Continued outpouring of sympathy might appear ro be "groupie" like or peeling back a scab that is healing.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 19,045
Registered: ‎10-03-2011

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

I would send a card and even reiterate some of your key comments from the email in it.  You can start by saying something like, "As you already know...".  IMO, it will make it easier for the husband to keep a collection of cards rather than having to save an email or go to the work to print it off and keep it with the cards.  There may be times in the coming days, months, and years that he'll find some comfort in reading those cards and your sweet words will be a touching reminder to him of how others loved his dear wife.   

Honored Contributor
Posts: 14,911
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

Yes, you should send a card.

When you lose some one you L~O~V~E, that Memory of them, becomes a TREASURE.
Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,952
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

I’ve recently been sending actual “thinking of you” cards at times after a loss. There are beautiful cards in the stores, and sometimes very helpful encouragement for the grieving.

 

Gentle thoughts to you as well, as you experience her loss.

Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 17,739
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

I would send one, but wait a bit. It might mean more,  after some time has passed ,and he is feeling lonely, and reality has sunk in

 

It could bring him a great deal of comfort ,just knowing you are concerned about him

 

 

Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,168
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Should I send a sympathy card?

YES.  Send a card.