Too often we may shy away from offering words of sympathy because we are never quite sure what to say or how to say it and as a result sometimes we just don't say it! But we need too! Your words of empathy have immeasurable value; they show you care, they offer your support and encouragement. This is a time when your caring words are the most needed. Words of comfort for sympathy show you care. Send your words of condolence today with a sympathy gift basket.Your thoughtful, motivational words will mean so much to your family, friends, colleagues or acquaintances.

Offering condolences to a friend or loved one during their time of need is important. Finding the right words for condolence messages can be difficult. You want to make sure you don’t say the wrong thing, or something that might be misconstrued as offensive. You also want to ensure that your words are heartfelt and meaningful, the sort of thing that would be comforting. But expressing yourself through a short message this way requires thought and consideration. See the list at bottom of page for consideration.

The sympathy and condolence messages below will give you some inspiration and ideas, taking away some of the pressure you can feel when attempting to come up with the perfect words. Just know that they will appreciate your message as long as it is from the heart and shows you have taken the time and consideration to think of them.

Use these condolence messages and examples as a guide for what you want to say in your sympathy or condolence card.

  • My heart is with you in your time of sorrow
  • Our deepest sympathy
  • With love and remembrance
  • Forever remembered, forever missed
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time
  • We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but let us share our heart-felt condolence
  • You are in my thoughts and prayers
  • My prayers are with you and your family
  • Thinking of you during this difficult time
  • Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss
  • May God give you comfort in your time of grief
  • Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength
  • I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort
  • With our love and deepest sympathy as we remember __________
  • May the passage of time heal your grief
  • Please accept our most sincere sympathies for the loss of your __________. May the prayers of all people who love you bring solace to your soul
  • We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but let us share our heart-felt condolence
  • My family extends to you our deepest condolences
  • The news of __________ death brings much sadness
  • May the passage of time heal your grief
  • We know the day will come but death always leaves us with grief
  • We are thinking of you during these difficult times
  • My prayers are for you during this sorrowful time
  • I am sorry about your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers
  • Please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying for strength and comfort for you at this time
  • When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure
    May your memories give you peace and comfort
  • Sharing in your sorrow. With love and friendship
  • Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts
  • May your heart and soul find peace and comfort
  • May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you
  • We send you thoughts of peace and courage
  • We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief
    With caring thoughts and love
  • Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a friend who was so close to you
  • Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers
  • Holding you close in my thoughts and hoping you are holding up well
  • Thinking of your family with love and wanting to help out in any way I can
  • I know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers