One of the best ways to show your support to someone is by giving them memorial gifts. This way, you can help them cope with the tragic event that just happened. You should always include a personalized message even if just in the form of a card whenever you leave an item for someone.
Of course, it’s going to be up to you what to put on your sympathy gifts and cards. However, there are certain things that can help you if you are struggling to think of a good message to put. Below are some things that you should take note of to help you with your writing process.
For the loss of a parent
If you are writing for someone who lost their parent and you know how close they were to that parent, you should bring up a fond memory that they shared with you. This way, you are sharing something positive on your sympathy gifts and cards.
"I offer my deepest condolences. I am sure your father is proud of the person you’ve become."
"I am sorry for your loss. Your mother loved and cared for you and those around you very deeply."
When you are not entirely sure about the relationship that they had with their parent but it’s noticeable that they are devastated by the loss, you can offer your sympathies and applaud the parent for raising a person of such positive character.
For the loss of a sibling
A sibling is someone that, in most cases, you will know for the entirety of your life. However, there may be a time that sibling passes early. This is going to be really tough to get through especially if the person who lost their sibling was really close to them.
"Your sister was one of the most caring people that I knew. The fondness that people feel for her will live through you."
"Your brother was always the one to make sure everyone felt like they belonged. I am so sorry for your loss."
Unlike parents that we’ll know and live with for the latter part of their lives, the gap in age between siblings is usually very short. That’s why the experiences that your friend had may be comparable to those of their siblings and yours if you are close to their age.
For the loss of a child
One of the worst feelings that a parent can ever feel is having to go to the funeral of their own child. It is one of the most painful experiences. Showing your support by offering a shoulder to cry on, being someone to talk to, and bringing memorial gifts can make the experience at least a little bit less unbearable.
The age of the child can be dismissed for the most part. 1 year old to 20, the feeling will always be devastating because most parents expect to be outlived by their children. The thought of their child passing first will never cross a parent’s mind. Be sure that you’re there as they grieve.
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