The loss of a mother is never easy. No matter how young or old you are, the loss of a woman who has given you life and stood by you during the highs and lows of life, is difficult. It is never easy to know what to say. When it comes to knowing what to write in a sympathy card for the loss of a mother, it can be daunting. We want to offer our support and consolation during what is possibly the hardest time in one’s life. To show support can mean so much to someone who has just lost a mother, and sometimes the best thing they can receive is a sympathy card.
Know what to write?
Don’t worry; we compile some messages that you can use when you have to send a sympathy card for someone who has just lost their mother. Whether they are close to you or not, these words of support and encouragement can go a long way for them.
Some of the things we cover include:
- Types of messages for a sympathy card
- More than just a sympathy card
Why Write a Sympathy Card?
After experiencing a loss, it can sometimes feel impossible to face a new reality that does not involve the person. It can be hard to accept a new usual and way of life. For anyone who has ever lost their mother, they know that it almost feels surreal and like a dream. Losing a parent, especially a mother, can be a hard pill to swallow as so often we think of our parents as being invincible and living forever. Though we wish this, we know that this is not true.
When it comes to sympathy cards, there is no one-shoe-fits-all solution or “must say” words. Sometimes the best messages are the ones that come straight from the heart and are genuine. Don’t stress when it comes to sending sympathy cards because many sympathy cards on the market have prepopulated messages already inside. Want to enhance those Hallmark cards? We share some sympathy messages that you can add to any sympathy card for anyone who has lost a mother.
Whether the person who has lost a mother, someone, is close to you or a colleague, we have a phrase that is sure to show your support during this difficult time.
Different Messages for Different Cards
When a colleague loses their mother, it can be hard to know how to show support and sympathy because the relationship may be more professional than personal.
An example of the different messages you can write in a sympathy card to a colleague or an acquaintance who has lost their mother include:
- The wonderful qualities of (insert parents’ name) have beautifully been passed down to you. They shall always be remembered no matter how much time shall pass.
- Your mother raised an incredible son/daughter. May you always feel her pride, love, and joy.
- You took such care of your mom near the end. She was lucky to have you during this rough time.
- Your mom left a lasting impact on the world. It was a pleasure and privilege to get to know them.
- Your mother shall forever remain in our memories and hearts.
- Your mother is going to be missed by many. She shall never be forgotten; their legacy lives on.
- I don’t know your mom personally, but I know that she raised someone who has grown up to be a fantastic person!
How Should I Sign the Sympathy Card?
Signing a sympathy card is not like signing a birthday or anniversary card. Some examples of how you can sign a sympathy card include:
- With caring thoughts
- My sincerest sympathy
- Our deepest condolences
- You’re in our thoughts and prayers
Cards and Flowers
Depending on the person whom you are sending the sympathy card to, sending flowers can add that personal touch. Not only does it add a personal touch, but if you can pick and send flowers that are significant to the deceased, this can show the impact of the loss on you. Flowers and cards are a great combination and can mean so much.
Adding to a Sympathy Card
Want to add something extra to the sympathy card that just isn’t flowers?
Why not include a personal story or memory? If the person who has lost their mother is a friend you grew up with, why not share a fond childhood memory? This can help show you are keeping the person’s memory alive even after they have passed, but more importantly, the personal touch can show them that the deceased has left a mark on your life.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Photographs can be a great walk through memory lane for the recipient. Other things that could be included in a sympathy card that just adds to it are inspirational quotes or scriptures.
These personal touches can provide support to the person and show just how much the deceased person meant. Even if the person who has passed may have been an acquaintance, these small acts can mean a lot to the person experiencing the loss.
Remember that when it comes to writing a sympathy card, consider who the recipient is and the relationship you have with them and the deceased. What you write in a sympathy card of a family member is going to be very different than what you write in the sympathy card of a colleague or friend. If you are not close with the person, avoid being too emotional or sentimental as it may come across as trying too hard. Do not use jokes and try to be humorous, as it may not be adequately perceived.
Writing a sympathy card is never easy, regardless of how close you are or were with the person. What matters the most is the thought and effort that went to writing and sending the card – this act is what is going to be appreciated.