I was taught to write thank you notes. They’re pretty easy. “Dear Aunt Margaret, thank you for the sweater. I’m going to wear it to school.” Doesn’t matter if the sweater fit or not, or was the right color. Receive a gift. Write a thank you note.
Condolence notes are harder. Sometimes we just don’t know what to say. Here are some ideas.
Dear Friend, My sincere condolences at the loss of Henry. I miss him every day. Thinking of you with much love.
Dear Elsie, I can only imagine how hard this must be. Please let me know what I can do.
Hello Art, How are you doing? You’ve had to deal with so much. I’ll be near your house on Thursday. May I bring a meal? If you feel like visiting, we can have tea.
Dear Aunt Susie, I am so sorry that Uncle Frank passed away. I remember how he always made me laugh. I hope you are doing well. I think of you all the time. With love, Ann
Dear Lucy, I just heard about George. I wanted to write earlier, but I was too upset and I didn’t know what to say. He meant so much to me. I miss him every time I have (name of food) or see (name of place).
Hello Sam, I can’t believe it has been six weeks since Trudy passed away. I’m sorry I didn’t write sooner. I think of you often and hope you are doing well. Let’s have a phone visit when you are ready.
Write from your heart. It doesn’t have to be a long letter. A short note will do, as long as it’s from the heart. Just write.