Expressing Condolences when someone important in your life is grieving the death of a loved one is hard.So, we turn to the use of words, gifts and other expressions to convey our feelings...but is


it ever enough? If ayou gonize over every word and gesture trying to find the perfect expression of sympathy condolence you'll appreciate this page of resources and ideas.

Kinds of Condolences

Messages To Console - Although words alone may not totally comfort someone whose grieving the loss of a loved one these come close. 

Sympathy PhrasesFinding the right words can take a long time, but using the sample sympathy words and phrases found here can shorten that time considerably.    

Words of Condolence - Expressions of sympathy don't have to be fancy words. Sometimes simple everyday words can have the desired affect on someone grieving the loss of a husband, wife, child, or significant other.

Quotes - Here you'll find quotes ready for instant use in cards, flowers, email, text messages, etc.  Use them "as is" or to mix and match and/or add your own words to transform into truly personalized messages.

Letters - These sample letters offer thoughtful reflections without the stress that comes with laboring over each word to ensure that they're comforting and supportive. 

Etiquette. Etiquette suggests that there are appropriate ways to offer empathy, understanding and support during a time of bereavement.  Here's how to get it right.

Gifts. Expressing sympathies and encouragement through gifts like memorial stones, gift trees, cremation jewelry, music, poems and pictures and poems can be remembered forever.

Gift Baskets - You can never go wrong consoling friends grieving the loss of beloved ones with gift baskets containing favorites like wines, cheeses, meats, crackers, chocolates , coffees, teas, fruits, etc. 

Three Things You Can Do To Console Someone Today

Send Flowers Fast. Beautiful fresh arranged flowers that in some instances you can be delivered the same day you order them at no extra charge.

Give a Beautiful Piece of Jewelry. Some pieces are even  designed to hold a small amount of cremated remains, or maybe a a lock of hair to be worn around the neck and can therefore be cause for a daily reflection of the departed loved one.

Give a Tear Bottle. Tear Bottles have a fascinating history. Egyptians put tears in them and bury them with loved ones to show honor and devotion. They then reappeared during the 19th Century Victorian era. The tears disappear, but the bottle remains...forever?

Need some letters? Then try these!
Sample Letter of Sympathy
Free Letters
Free Sample Letters        

Condolence Gift Ideas

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