How to Write in a Card for Life’s Hardest Times

Handwritten Cards

A card is one of the most sincere, genuine gestures that you can offer to someone that is hurting. People hurt for many different reasons, and supporting loved ones through that pain makes their pain more bearable.

Whether someone you know is facing an illness, the death of a loved one, or another difficult time, a card can serve as a symbol of sympathy and support.

For many people, writing a card for someone facing a difficult situation of any kind is a challenge. It is hard to think of the right words to comfort someone when they are facing a tragedy, because often times, words are not enough. However, the simple action of sending a card can help provide a sense of peace.

When you’re composing a get well card for someone recovering from an illness or injury, you want to write words that will help to comfort that person. You can keep it brief and wish them sweet words of encouragement. Consider writing about a memory or an inside joke that might bring them to smile.

If there are other people that are being affected by the illness or injury, such as a spouse, considers sending them a card as well to show support. Unexpectedly becoming a caretaker is an exhausting and challenging role to take on, use a card to acknowledge that.

Writing a sympathy card is an extremely difficult thing to do. When someone permanently loses someone that they love, putting your sympathies into words can feel impossible and it often is. Our best piece of advice on writing in a sympathy card – avoid writing “please let me know what I can do for you.”

People facing loss rarely will reach out – they are battling their own grief which can be overwhelming. Under the stress of such circumstances reaching out for help often does not come to mind. Instead, offer your genuine condolences and keep it simple. A sympathy card is intended to let someone know that you are thinking of them, grieving with them, and supporting them. Something as simple as “I’m sorry for your loss, thinking of you” truly is enough.

Looking to send a card to someone going through a difficult time? Sent Well has a variety of cards for all occasions. We can handwrite your message and get the card sent out on your behalf.

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