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What to write inside Sympathy and Thinking of You Cards during Coronavirus

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What to write inside Sympathy and Thinking of You Cards during Coronavirus

Coronavirus has highlighted to us all that staying connected with loved ones when we’re apart is massively important. A lot of people are in isolation on their own, have been adversely affected financially and overall finding their new ‘normal’ very challenging to comprehend and adjust to.

Moreover, there are those families that are dealing with a tragic loss of a loved one taken cruelly by the virus. Additionally, funerals are being delayed and there are tight restrictions who can attend which exacerbates an already traumatic time even further.

Thus, we think it is a perfect time to show them that you’re there for them through the sending of a thoughtfully written greeting card. Guaranteed it will brighten up the recipient’s day and show that while you are not physically able to be with them, your thoughts most definitely are.

Selection of Raspberry Blossom sympathy and thinking of you cards being handwritten

While we know that everyone’s circumstances are different, we’ve compiled a few helpful tips and examples of thoughtful messages to write in a sympathy and a thinking of your card with the aim of boosting morale of the recipient.

Things to consider including in your message when writing a sympathy card during lockdown:   

  1. Address the card recipient in a way that is comfortable and comforting – don’t be formal and stuffy
  2. Acknowledge the loss of the individual
  3. Include a light-hearted memory that brought a smile to your face and how special that moment was
  4. Make it clear that you’re only a phone call away and that you’ll be available day and night
  5. Remind them that it is okay to not be okay, especially during this time
  6. Sign-off with lots of love and supportive hugs

Here’s an example for a sympathy message:

To my wonderful friend Imogen,

We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of Zack. We will always remember his quick wit, silly dancing and terrible Dad jokes.

Always know that we’re here for you, day or night if you want to call. Or zoom with a glass of vino and reminisce about our fond memories together.

You’re not alone, we love you.

All our love,

Gemma and Louise

 

Other thought starter examples of what you could include:

  • ‘I know no words that will ease your loss, but always know that you are in my thoughts’
  • ‘Although we may not be able to say goodbye in person, know we will celebrate his/her life with aplomb’
  • ‘While he/she has been taken too soon, his/her memory will stay with us for much longer’
  • ‘I have no words, he/she was an exceptional person and I know how proud of you they were’
  • ‘Well this is rather shite…’

Explore some of our most heartfelt sympathy cards below:

Three heartfelt Raspberry Blossom design sympathy cards

  1. 'Thinking of You' flower
  2. 'Sending you sunshine when the skies are grey' sunburst
  3. 'Send love when you need it the most' bursting floral envelope

Things to consider including in your message when writing a Thinking of You card during lockdown:   

  1. Get rid of formality – nicknames/pet names coupled with something more lively than ‘Dear’ does the trick too, even a simple ‘Hey!’ sounds more excitable and fun
  2. Acknowledge the unusual situation we all find ourselves in
  3. Include a happier time memory which you both lol’d so hard
  4. Say what fun and exciting things you’re going to do when normality resumes
  5. Say that you miss them, but that you’re only a call/message away
  6. Sign-off with lots of love and supportive hugs

Here’s an example for a Thinking of You message:

Hey Lullabelle,

Well, this is strange huh!? I hope you’re managing to enjoy your daily quota of outside time!

Just take me back to when we could enjoy a few outdoor vinos at the local, good times! I can’t wait until we can enjoy a few margaritas together for Siobhan’s postponed hen party.

I miss your face, laughs and hugs but I know it will not be long till we can party again.

Sending you a big hug and lots of love,

Your Froyo x

 

Other thought starter examples of what you could include:

  • Include a little funny story of the silly antics you’ve been up to during lockdown
  • Share any boredom busting tips or life hacks you’ve learned
  • ‘I hope you’re well, keeping safe and mastering your Cantonese you’ve always promised yourself’
  • ‘At least the commute has significantly shortened…’
  • ‘I can’t wait for me to bring you over my banana loaf, have a cuppa and an overdue cosy catch-up together
  • ‘I’m not cut-out to be a teacher. Max eats the crayons and Maya just stares at her phone’

Explore some of our uplifting Thinking of You and Wellness cards below:

Three Raspberry Blossom Thinking of You and Wellness cards

  1. 'Everything will be better when we can be together' typography lockdown card
  2. Captain Tom Moore quote charity card (all profits donated to NHS Charities Together)
  3. 'Life is tough but so are you' positive reinforcement typography card

 

We have an extensive range of Sympathy and Thinking of You cards, some more designs below, and while we’re in the midst of the pandemic, we will handwrite and send any card directly to your recipient for free.

Three Raspberry Blossom Thinking of You and Wellness cards

  1. 'Sending you a hug' card
  2. 'You are simply splendid' sunflower card
  3. Dinky Rainbow card

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