Sympathy Cards & Words of Sympathy

Welcome to Simple Sympathy. You’ll find cards, sympathy gift ideas, and ideas for how to help a grieving friend. We know expressing sympathy is not easy, but we hope to support you in being a friend who cares.

A Friend Who Cares
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
-Henri Nouwen



Sympathy Messages

Ways to Help

Sample messages of sympathy, poems, quotes, and ideas for what to write in a sympathy card.

Ideas to help you be supportive and offer comfort to a hurting friend or family member.

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Sympathy Cards

Christian Sympathy Cards

When it comes to writing Christian sympathy cards, the Bible does give us some guidelines to help us writing a comforting message. I think it is important to see that both of these guidelines speak of doing rather than saying. Sometimes it is best to keep quiet. Sometimes less is more. Rejoice with them that

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Sympathy Cards

Announcing Our Free Online Sympathy Greeting Cards

Sympathy E Cards are a quick way to send a comforting message. They’re especially suitable for remembering important days that may be extra difficult or just to let someone know that they are in your thoughts. Our eCards come with a sample sympathy message that you customize. There is also an option to schedule the

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Pet Loss

Pet Loss Quotes: For a Pet Sympathy Card

Pet loss quotes can be added to a blank sympathy card to comfort a grieving friend. It’s a small gesture, but it can mean a lot. Even just sending an e-card can be a quick way to acknowledge the loss of a pet and let your friend know that you’re thinking of them and that

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Comfort & Hope

Empathy and Solidarity During Tragedy

Terrorist attacks, school shootings, and mass violence can cause a sense of helplessness and grief that can be overwhelming. There are no words to express the feelings of sadness for tragic events. There are no words that can be said to comfort those who lost friends, family members and co-workers. When these types of events happen,

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