Learn the best way to write heart touching sympathy letters. This article not only help you to understand the elements of sympathy letter writing but also contanis 6 sample sympathy letters for your reference.
There are situations in life that leave people shattered and looking for support. If some sincere words can give support during this time, it would be wonderful.
A few events call for letters of sympathy. They are different from letters of condolence as a letter of condolence is warranted by a death. On the other hand, a letter of sympathy is written on unforeseen tragedy, even or a loss besides death occasions like:
- A heavy materialistic financial loss.
- Failure in examination, etc.
How to write?
Begin your letter by expressing your regrets on hearing about the tragic news. But highlight the brighter side stating that the loss is repairable and a greater tragedy has been averted. Enquire about the recovery or revival of the loss or health. Extend your help and assistance. Conclude by repeating your sympathies.
6. Sample Sympathy Letters
1. Letter expressing sympathy on loss / damage due to theft.
I was distressed to learn about the theft in your house last Sunday. You were fortunate that the thieves couldn’t break open one locker of your safe and this saved your cash and gold ornaments. I suppose your house was fully insured which is very good because now whatever loss you have suffered, will be compensated by the insurance company.
Please don’t be much worried and feel free to ask me for any work
2. Letter expressing sympathy on loss/damage due to earthquake.
I am extremely shocked to learn that the front-right portion of your office building was damaged due to earthquake, last Monday. It was however quite providential that the earthquake hit the city during the night, when nobody was in the office. I think the State government will certainly compensate the people affected due to earthquake. By now, you must have lodged the claim with the insurance company also.
I am extremely concerned about your loss.
Please ask for any assistance. I am always with you.
3. Letter of sympathy on accident.
It was quite distressing to learn from your younger brother that you met with an accident yesterday night.
Thank God, you didn’t suffer any major injury and are otherwise okay. Luckily, your father is a doctor; he must be looking after you very well.
I will drop in at your place soon. I wish you a happy and speedy recovery.
4. Letter of sympathy on illness.
It was quite disturbing to know that you have been down with dengue fever for the last seven days.
I am sure; you must be getting proper treatment in Nursing Home under the guidance of a specialist. Don’t worry; you will be back from the hospital soon. Please take care of your health even after the recovery.
Wish you an early recovery.
5. Letter of sympathy on failure in an examination
I am quite disappointed to learn that you haven’t been able to secure your name in the final list of successful candidates in IAS.
Never mind, this was your first attempt; yet you were able to get the interview call. I hope, you shall not feel distressed and frustrated. Failures are the stepping stones to success. Analyze your weaknesses and make preparations again with double vigor, you will positively get success.
Wish best wishes,
6. Expressing sympathy on failure in Pre-Medical Test.
It is indeed disturbing to learn about your failure in pre-medical (entrance) examination. Actually, you were so busy with your sister’s marriage that you couldn’t spare time to prepare for the written test. So, don’t lose heart.
I have no doubt about your intelligence and capacity to work hard. I am sure; you will pass the examination next time. However, you have been able to fulfill your one important duty successfully; that is—the marriage of your elder sister.
Please don’t lose your heart and make advance preparations for the next time.
With best wises,