Are you supposed to write thank you notes when people send you sympathy cards?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes of course you are supposed to write thank you notes,here's how
Dear Mr. and/or Ms. (Name/s),
On behalf of my sister, Joanne Smith, I am writing to thank you for the beautiful floral arrangement and card (or expressing your sympathy, generous charitable donation, wonderful photos of our mother, etc) you sent to honor the memory of our mother, Patricia. Your thoughtfulness during this difficult time for our family is greatly appreciated.
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- 1 decade ago
No. I have felt compelled to write thank yous for sympathy cards when my grandparents passed away, too. But no, that's not how it works. People don't expect any thank you notes for their expression of condolences, in fact, I think they would think it was a little odd. I think the only thing I would write thank you cards for would be if someone sent flowers or a plant or something.
- 1 decade ago
If you're feeling up to it, it can't hurt. Some people get cranky when their letters aren't answered (not that they should).
In the case of sympathy cards, though, you can let it slide.
- PalLv 71 decade ago
Notes of acknowledgment are only necessary if there was a gift involved. If you should meet a person who sent a card is it appropriate to thank them in person for remembering you in your grief.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
No, it is not necessary at all.