Everyone has a different way of coping with tragedy and loss. Some people open up to their friends and family, while others prefer to isolate themselves from the world for a bit. But there’s one thing everyone can do when they lose someone close to them: send sympathy cards.
Your sympathy card messages should be personal and meaningful. Whether you choose a religious message or a more secular quote, these 101 choices will help you find what you need. From quotes to poems, I have compiled the best resources into this one post for easy reference in your time of grief.
#1 My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
#2 I want you to know that my heart is with you and I am thinking of you during this difficult time.
#3 It can be hard to find the right words at a time like this, so please know that I am here for you if there is anything I can do.
#4 Life goes on but the memories of those we love never fade away. Know that our thoughts are always with you as you grieve your loved one. We will keep them alive in memory as long as we live. May God bring peace and comfort to your soul from above.
#5 My mind may be faraway but my heart is right here with you.
#6 Reach into that place where memories of your loved one live and hold onto them in times of turmoil.
#7 Sending you my deepest condolences. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through but please know you are not alone and your family and friends are here to support you during this difficult time.
#8 I’m having a hard time trying to find the words for what you are going through. I hope I can make things better by reaching out to you. Please let me know how I can help.
#9 If nothing else, the memories of your loved one will give you comfort in these difficult days.
#10 Sending my thoughts and prayers. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
#11 Thinking of you at this difficult time with much love.
#12 Thoughts and Prayers especially for you on the loss of your mom/dad/husband/wife/son/daughter etc… May they rest in peace and may we cherish their memory forever.
#13 We join together in sadness and sorrow for your loss but also joy in the memories you have of the one so dear to us.
#14 When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
#15 You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#16 I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
#17 Just know that I’m here if you need me. Feel free to call, text or email me whenever it’s most convenient for you. Remember that I love you very much.
#18 Much love and many hugs for you.
#19 Sending peace, hope, and light to you during this time of loss. May your memories bring you comfort.
#20 I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
#21 My warmest thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
#22 Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of (Name). Thinking of you.
#23 Thanking God that (Name) was with us for as long as He knew it would be best – whatever the reason – is about all any of us can do now. Let’s be kinder to each other… I have always admired his heart and courage.
#24 Please remember that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you during this time of sorrow.
#25 I wish I could give you a hug and tell you that everything is going to be alright.
#26 Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Know that I am grieving with you.
#27 May your memories bring you comfort today. My deepest sympathy is with your family during this time of sorrow.
#28 My heart aches for you when I think about the sadness of losing someone so precious in your life.
#29 Please know how much I care, my thoughts are always with you.
#30 Reach out if there is anything you need from me at all.
#31 Sending warm wishes your way, may God bless and keep you close to his side.
#32 I wish I could be with you to offer my support and condolences in person. Until then, I will keep you in my thoughts.
#33 In times of loss, the heart is never completely without hope because we know that our love continues on forever. Although your loved one isn’t here physically anymore, his spirit remains within all of us who choose to remember him for the good things he did while here on Earth. Please accept my sympathy.
#34 It is not easy to see someone go through this kind of pain and hurt over losing a loved one. All I can say is that if it’s any consolation they are now in heaven looking down at all of us. May their souls rest in peace.
#35 I’m praying that you always feel loved and supported. My thoughts and my heart are with you during this difficult time.
#36 If it is all right, I would like to stop by and just give you a hug if that’s OK with you. You can also text me anytime (phone number) and I will call right away. No matter what time of day or night, I am here for you.
#37 In loving memory… May your memories bring you comfort today and peace in the days ahead.
#38 It is my hope that our favorite memories of (his/her name) will bring you some measure of happiness as they live on in your hearts.
#39 My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your loved one. I know that words are not enough, but they are all I have to give at this time.
#40 Sending smiles and hugs to help brighten your day. May God bless you during this difficult time.
#41 Sending you love and support at this very hard time in your life.
#42 Sorry for your loss. Please let me/us know if there is anything we can do for you – just ask. Love (Name).
#43 Thinking of You…
#44 Thoughts of comfort and peace are with you today.
#45 I want you to know that I am thinking about you and will be ready for whatever help you need.
#46 I was so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you. Please take care.
#47 If there is anything I can do for you, let me know.
#48 My heart goes out to you during this sad time.
#49 Our hearts are filled with sorrow for the loss of someone who has touched all our lives in one way or another.
#50 Please accept my heartfelt sympathies during this time of sorrow.
#51 Sending love at this difficult time.
#52 You are on my mind today as I was reminded by the date that it’s been xxx since the passing of your beloved friend/relative/pet.
#53 Your love for this person is a gift that will bring you comfort always.
#54 You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
#55 I wish I could join you in your time of sorrow. My heart hurts for you and all the family members.
#56 My absence can not compare to what you are going through right now. I hope you find peace knowing that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
#57 Sometimes there just aren’t words, but know that even if it doesn’t seem like it today, tomorrow will be a better day.
#58 When someone we love passes away, so much is lost – including our sense of security and well-being. Our world seems different somehow – never to be the same again.
#59 Words cannot express the feeling I feel for your loss, or how sorry I am about your father. I don’t think there are words for this type of situation, but if there were, I would be the first to offer them.
#60 I know it doesn’t feel like it right now, but time really does heal all wounds. So take your grief day by day and in time you’ll find peace in knowing that so many people love and care about you.
#61 So many great memories flood my mind when I think back about your father. The memories are happy ones. And I do hope you’re able to remember the good times too – they will always stay with you.
#62 Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love surrounds everything that’s done in memory of your loved one.
#63 In loving memory of your dear mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#64 It is never easy to say goodbye, so I am sending a hug and hoping for a future time when we can all laugh together again.
#65 Let us embrace each other as we join hands in prayer.
#66 Please know that my heart goes out to you during this difficult time.
#67 To help you through the days ahead, may memories comfort your heart.
#68 You always tried to do the right thing, and now God has rewarded that great effort by taking your loved one home from earthly struggles .
#69 Your faith will guide you through these days of sorrow, and the Lord will give you peace during this time of grief.
#70 Your pain feels so great, yet you are not alone. I am here for you, too.
#71 You were a good friend to him/her and will be remembered with love at this time of sorrow.
#72 [Noun] was a kind soul who will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. His memory lives on in the hearts of all who knew him well.
#73 I know that it doesn’t seem possible right now but things will get better soon. Take care of yourself during this difficult time — you’ll need plenty of tender loving care And if there is ever anything I can do to help, day or night, please don’t hesitate to call me — my entire focus is on you.
#74 Although life will never be the same, I promise that it is still full of joys and happiness. The memories your loved one brought to your heart are so precious, so give yourself time to heal. Life has a way of bringing even the most unexpected changes for the best.
#75 I pray that you find comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Many people care about you and are eager to help however they can during this difficult time.
#76 May God’s grace shine down upon you during these dark days, comforting your heart just as streams of sunlight pierce through clouds on a rainy day.
#77 Please know that my thoughts are with you during this very sad time, and may God grant both of you strength and peace.
#78 My heart aches for you during this time.
#79 Please accept my condolences, I know words are hard to find at a time like this.
#80 Sending hugs and love your way. You are in our hearts and prayers everyday.
#81 Sending thoughts and prayers your way…please call me if you need anything.
#82 I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now, but I want you to know that I’m thinking of you.
#83 Just wanted to let you knew that we’re here for you if there’s anything we can do.
#84 Much love from all of us!
#85 Our hearts go out to your family.
#86 Please accept my sympathy. Don’t hesitate to call if I can help.
#87 Words cannot come close to express the sorrow we feel for your loss…
#88 Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.
#89 I’m so sorry for what you’re going through, stay strong!
#90 If there’s anything that I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask.
#91 Just know that I am thinking of you. Sending hugs and love your way at this difficult time. If you need anything, just give me a ring! Love, ____ (name)
#92 Much love from all of us! With heartfelt condolences… __________(name)
#93 Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for comfort during this difficult time.
#94 Sending hugs to help heal your broken heart.
#95 You may also want to include a simple bible verse or heartfelt poem, such as:
#96 I will not forget you. See, I have carved you in the palm of my hand … – Isaiah 49:16a (NIV)
#97 Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns. God will guide to where He wants us to be even when we cannot see the world around us clearly.
#98 Our thoughts and memories will get you through this difficult time.
#99 Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help or if you just want to talk. We love you!
#100 The best way I can think of to say goodbye today is by saying thank you for the great moments, the laughs, and all your friendship. You were a wonderful part of my life and I am going to miss you more than I could easily put into words. Rest in peace dear friend. You will never be forgotten.
#101 Time may have passed since we last saw each other, but it doesn’t mean that my love has faded away from your life. Remember that with me always!
The bottom line is, whether you believe in the power of thoughts and prayers or not, sending someone a message to let them know you’re thinking about them can make them feel good. And isn’t that what we all want – for our loved ones to feel happy and supported? So go ahead and send your friends and family one of these keeping you in my thoughts quotes today. It may be just what they need to hear.