Why Send a Sympathy Card?
In the era of social media, direct messages and texts, we often overlook more personal and meaningful ways of connecting. It’s so quick and easy to send a message on Facebook or a text to a friend, but it’s also extremely impersonal and may not be received as well as you might intend.
Calling and talking to the person is also extremely powerful – but, understandably, more daunting to undertake and gives you less time to collect your thoughts around what to say next.
Sending a sympathy card to someone can help show you care and are thinking of them - more than any written digital communication could. You can take your time to gather your thoughts and craft a message of love and support, avoiding saying anything that can potentially upset or harm your relationship.
Sympathy cards may also be displayed by the recipient as a reminder of the support their friends and family are trying to provide. Often, they are kept as keepsakes of the deceased, with anecdotes and memories helping remind of good times once shared and the ways other people’s lives were touched.