Finding the perfect sympathy card wording is a little easier if you use a sympathy verse.
Sympathy verses are also great for handmade sympathy cards. If you are artistic enough to make your own card, all you have to do is add a special verse. Handmade cards are always special, but when it comes to expressing sympathy, it is especially caring to create your own sympathy card.
Handmade sympathy cards are:
- Reflect care and attention
A trick for printing verses onto handmade cards is to use vellum. Print the verse onto vellum first
use a dark Grey ink so that it doesn’t not smear or run on the vellum. Use scrap booking supplies such as ribbon,
to attach the vellum to decorative paper.
You can write your own message or use one of the following sympathy verses:
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Hold tight to memories for comfort,
lean on your friends for strength,
and always remember how much you are cared about.
As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
Your life was full of loving deeds, Forever thoughtful of our special needs,
Today and tomorrow, my whole life through, I will always love and cherish you, Remembering [insert name]
You left us so suddenly, your thoughts unknown,
You left us memories, we are proud to own.
Those who loved can truly tell, the heartache of parting without farewell.
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Besides using verses for sympathy cards, you can also use short poems and sympathy quotes.
Here are a few quotes that make really nice additions to sympathy cards:
When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We’ll see a picture, hear a song, and its just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us.
-Constance Parker Graham
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.