When sending flowers to a funeral, people often don’t know what to say on the sympathy card. You want to sound sincere and heartfelt, but not too cookie cutter with your message. Sending flowers to brighten the day of the mourning family is a great way to lift their spirits and show your support in their time of need. If you do not know what to fill out on the card, we have prepared a list of very helpful sympathy card messages. You can use these to fill out your card, or as inspiration for your own personal note.

“In Loving Memory of [Name].”

“Our thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. Please know that we are here for you.”

“Thinking of you in these difficult times.”

“[Name] will remain in our hearts forever.”

“Our loving thoughts embrace you in your time of need.”

“Please accept our condolences on the loss of your [Relation].”

“With caring thoughts.”

“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.”

“With love to you and your family.”

“The joy that [Name] brought to the world will never be forgotten.”

“[Name] made a beautiful difference in so many lives, he/she will be remembered with love.”

Phrases to Avoid

If you decide to write your own personal message, these are messages you will definitely want to avoid. They often come off as hurtful or insincere.

“Sorry for your loss.”

“He/She is in a better place.”

“He/She was so young.”

“This happened for a reason.” or “Everything happens for a reason.”

For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours, every step of the way.