Sample Sympathy Letters

Send a sympathy letter when you are communicating your compassionate, understanding feelings or condolences to the letter recipient when she or he has experienced a difficult time or loss. Sometimes, sympathy letters are casual and informal in tone and style, but they can also be more formal, depending on the situation and context. The style and wording you use in a letter depend on the specific circumstances.

It is generally best to keep letters as short and concise as possible while still communicating the necessary information. Feel free to customize and modify any of these letters according to your individual needs.

NOTE: In all letters, brackets indicate information that you should fill in. Remove the brackets when you have modified the text to your liking.