18 Lovely Sympathy Cards To Let Them Know You’re thinking of Them

We’ve all experienced a time in our lives where hardships fall into our laps — whether unexpected or not. Rough times are always made better, even if just a tad bit, with the presence of loved one’s. Sometimes that might mean having a meal prepared for us or simply having someone sit with us. We’ve all been there. So when you know someone in need of some extra love, make sure you’re around to make their day(s) just a little less sucky.

There are a bunch of ways you can show your love — like making them breakfast or sending them flowers. Sympathy cards are also a great way to let them know you’re thinking of them. You can send a sympathy card in addition to something else (like taking on one of their daily chores) or if you’re far away and would still like them to know they’re in your thoughts — sympathy cards are the way to go. However you choose to show your love, they’ll appreciate your thoughts no matter what. No matter how small, a nice gesture will most surely be appreciated.

Here are 20 lovely sympathy cards you can send to let them know you’re thinking of them.

1. A lovely hand painted design by Quill & Fox will send some warmth their way.

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2. This cute watercolor by E. Frances Paper will let them know you care.

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3.  This beautiful design by Clap Clap lets them know they’re in your thoughts.

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4. Sometimes there’s nothing to say with sympathy cards except to let them know you’re there for them.

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5. When someone you know loses a pet it can be a very difficult time for them. Pet sympathy cards can be a good way to bring some warmth into their lives (even if just a bit).

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6. These pet sympathy cards by Knotty Cards will hopefully bring a smile to their face.

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7. These pet sympathy cards by TYLRE are also a lovely way to let them know you care.

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8. Loosing a pet can be hard, make sure they know you’re there for them.

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9. This simple sympathy card by Bench Pressed uses a pretty script font to send some love.

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10. When it rains, it pours. Make sure they know they’re not alone.

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11. This design by Small Adventure lets them know they’re in your thoughts.

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12. This floral sympathy design is by Leveret Paperie.

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13. Let them know you care and maybe even share a cup of tea.

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14. A helping hand can go a long way. Check out some additional ideas on things you can do to help below.

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15. This lovely blue design is by TYLRE. If you’re short on time, you can mail these sympathy cards from your computer.

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16. This beautiful floral sympathy card by One Canoe Two would go well with a lovely bouquet.

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17. This beautiful floral design is by Clap Clap. Make sure to include your own personal message on the inside.

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18. Sometimes there really are no words.

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While mailing sympathy cards is a great way to let them know you’re thinking of them, there are other things you could do to help out. The scope of things you can do will of course depend on the situation along with how close you are you (literally and figuratively) with each person involved. Here are some ideas for things you could do to help someone you love along with a sympathy card.

Send them a gift.

This may seem obvious, but there are other options than the typical flower arrangement.

Someone going through a rough time will often not think to take care of themselves. Sending them a nice self-care package will help them do just that without putting too much thought into it. Send them a nice bath set or a gift certificate for a massage or spa day.

Ok so maybe flowers aren’t such a bad idea either. Sending a lovely bouquet never hurts, but if you’d like to do something a little different think a bit about other plant options. Flowers will have beautiful blooms, but will not last for too long. Think about sending a plant that will live a while, but also one that requires very little to no attention (at least at first). Succulents and cacti require little attention and are still beautiful. You can even send a bouquet of succulents.

Time off.

Have a co-worker suffering through a hard time? Many companies don’t provide employees with much bereavement time off — or any time at all. Check with your HR department to see if you could gift them one of your own vacation days. It may mean quite a bit more than you could ever imagine.


We all have about a million things to take care of on a daily basis. When dealing with a rough patch it can be hard to remember to take care of things like house cleaning or lawn care. If you can take on a chore or two to take care of yourself it will be a huge help. If you don’t have the time, you can always hire someone as a way to help out as well.


Timing is key with this one. Whatever hardship your loved one is facing, it’s likely that they will be loads of food coming at them every which way. Providing food is a great way to lend a helping hand, but It’s best to wait a while before gifting them more food. Give them time to get through their stuffed fridge (and freezer) and then provide them with more eats.

The amount of help you can provide will depend on the situation a long with the people involved. Whatever you choose to do, they’ll appreciate it.