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How do you start a condolence letter?

Condolence letters are usually short and compact.  It is not recommended at all that you write a lengthy condolence letter. Since the person is going through a lot, the only purpose of your letter should be to make him calm somehow. Here are some steps for you to draft a short message:

  1. Firstly, outline the structure of the letter (format);
  2. Try to stay honest with what you say to the affected person;
  3. Highlight the main idea of the letter, its purpose;
  4. Polish the words in a meaningful way, until you have achieved the level of satisfaction with what you have and what you need;
  5. Speak aloud the content of your letter and use a motivating and encouraging tone. The tone of your letter should be encouraging and fruitful for the person.
  6. Choose real words;
  7. It would be best if you make the person calm through the reality-based facts.

Below are attached some sample condolence speeches for your help and ease:

  • Obituary Condolences Sample example document template

    Obituary Condolences Sample

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  • Sympathy Message Template - Expressing Deepest Sympathies to the Family example document template

    Sympathy Message Template - Expressing Deepest Sympathies to the Family

    Express your deepest sympathies with our Sympathy Message Template. Download our heartfelt template to offer solace and support to families during this difficult time.
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  • A condolence speech is made when someone loses their loved ones or goes through some heavy loss. In condolence speech, you pay your sympathies to a person and try to calm them through your kind words. Condolence must be made to show to the person that you also can feel their pain and hence that person is not alone in the journey of hardships. Most of the time, condolence speeches are made to calm a person and encourage him to not lose hope in times of hardships. Tell them that you stand with them through every thick and thin. 

    What to say in a condolence letter?

    When you are compiling a condolence letter, for survivors of a loved one that passed away, always remember the following points in your mind:

    1. Write your honest sympathies;
    2. Write down a good trait of the deceased person;
    3. Remind the recipient of all the good qualities of the deceased one;
    4. Remember to share a good memory of you with the departed soul;
    5. Always offer your all-time availability to help;
    6. End the letter with a sympathetic expression.
  • Question & Answers related to Condolence letter templates

    • How do you express condolences?

      When sending or expressing condolences to a loved one, consider the following sentences:

      • "I was saddened to hear that your family passed away"
      • "My thoughts are with your family"
      • "With deepest sympathy as you remember person name"
      • "We are so sorry for your loss"
      • "I'm going to miss him or her, too"
      • "I hope you feel surrounded by much love"
      • "Sharing in your sadness as you remember person name"
      • "Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs"
  • Sympathy Message Template - Office Death | Send Heartfelt Condolences example document template

    Sympathy Message Template - Office Death | Send Heartfelt Condolences

    Easily express your condolences with our Sympathy Message Template. Personalize your heartfelt message for a name from the comfort of your office. Download the Sympathy Message Template in docx format now.
  • Sympathy Message Template - Expressing Your Sincere Condolences and Support example document template

    Sympathy Message Template - Expressing Your Sincere Condolences and Support

    Express your condolences with our Sympathy Message Template. Let your loved ones know you are saddened to hear about their loss. Download the Sympathy Message Template in DOCX format and share your heartfelt message.
  • Create Meaningful Sympathy Messages with our Sympathy Message Template example document template

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    Easily express your sincere condolences with our Sympathy Message Template. Download the docx file today and offer heartfelt support during difficult times.
  • Sympathy Message Template for Expressing Condolences in Times of Sorrow example document template

    Sympathy Message Template for Expressing Condolences in Times of Sorrow

    Offer your deepest condolences with our Sympathy Message Template. Express sorrow and support gracefully in a heartfelt letter of sympathy. Download now.
  • Thoughtful Condolence Letter example document template

    Thoughtful Condolence Letter

    Download our customizable Condolence Letter template in PDF format. Express your sympathy to the family and show that you care, either for personal or business matter.
  • Sincere Condolence Letter to You and Your Family example document template

    Sincere Condolence Letter to You and Your Family

    Our professionally written Condolence Letter templates are a heartfelt way to express your sympathies during a difficult time. Download now in PDF format.
  • Guidelines for Crafting a Caring Condolence Letter example document template

    Guidelines for Crafting a Caring Condolence Letter

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