If you are struggling with funeral thank you cards, this guide shows you what to write, when to send them, and some helpful sample wording, along with a lot more. Now that you have a little insight into what to write in your thank you notes, and have seen that it is possible to convey genuine, meaningful thanks in a few lines, hopefully getting started is easy. Hopefully, this guide has given you confidence, and all of the necessary assistance, in making the process of sending a thank-you note with compassion so much easier.

 There is no need to send out an official thank you note to every person who attended a funeral or sent you a card acknowledging the death of a loved one. While it can be hard to muster up the energy to write a thank you note after the funeral, doing so is a meaningful way of acknowledging the love and kindness friends and family members showed you at this challenging time in your life. When people show support, whether that is by sending you a card or sympathy message, flowers, or simply being present at a funeral, you are likely to want to thank them.

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To begin with, know that sympathy cards are typically sent to people who helped during the hard times, whether it was watching your children or pets, providing meals, sending flowers, donating money to cover the funeral costs, sending a sympathy card, or attending the service. Send one as an acknowledgment card at the memorial service or burial, or as a message of appreciation for the plant, bouquet, or donation made to your loved ones’ memory. Thank-you cards may be purchased at the funeral home, a gift shop, a department store, a stationery shop, or online print services specializing in funeral products.

 You may be able to buy sympathy note cards, which are provided with preprinted messages, or blank note cards that can be customized with your own messages. These sympathies thank-you cards for funerals, wakes, and memorial ceremonies can be designed with one of our standard template passages for thanks, or personalized with your own custom message. Since most thank you cards will be for attending a funeral, it is totally fine to write similar phrases on each. Thank-you notes do not have to be lengthy; they just have to convey your appreciation and thanks.

 Whatever sentiments you incorporate into your message, the person receiving your note will appreciate the time you took to thank them. There are a lot of different reasons you might send a funeral to thank you card — like, thank you for attending the funeral, thank you for your contributions to funeral flowers/remembrances, thank you for your assistance, meals, cards, etc. And, of course, there are some specific, special people that deserve a special message. If writing long cards by hand seems intimidating, buy gratitude cards that have a pre-printed message inside.