Thank You for Your Sympathy – 10 Ways to Express Your Gratitude

Our sample sympathy thank you notes are a perfect way to express your gratitude for condolences, cards, flowers, gifts and for attending the funeral.

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Sample Sympathy Card Thank You Messages

1. Thank you so much for your lovely card. Even at this time it made us happy to know that you care. We appreciated reading your kind words.

2. Thank you for the thoughts you expressed to us. It is heart warming for me to know it wasn’t just my life that my dear husband touched. It really is appreciated.

3. Our whole family was touched by the beautiful card you sent. It brought comfort to all of us to know you are thinking of us at this sad time.

Thank You for Sympathy Flowers

4. Thank you for the beautiful flowers, for thinking of me and showing it in that way. It really lifted my spirits at this difficult time.

5. The flowers you sent are beautiful and remind me how much you care every time I see them. Thank you for thinking of us at this time.  It’s appreciated.

Sympathy Gift Thank You Notes

6. Thank you for your thoughtful gift, it means more to me than you realise. Thank you for showing me you care.

7. The gift you gave is very much appreciated. I know how much you care and the kindness you show makes me feel brighter.

8. Thank you so much for the thoughtful sympathy basket. It has been a comfort to enjoy the lovely treats it contained.

Thank You for Attending the Funeral Messages

9. Thank you so much for coming to the funeral, it meant a lot to me and the family to see you there and to know how much you care about us.

10. Thank you for attending the funeral, they are never easy and to see you there really did make a difference to me. It was appreciated.

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