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Sympathy Messages and Condolence Quotes - If you are unsure of what to write in a sympathy card, we offer a We share in this time of grief but also share in the love and memories of "name of deceased". . Thank you for taking the time to .

Nothing is more difficult than saying goodbye to a loved one, but the support shown through sympathy cards and condolences can help you through the difficult times. When it’s time to write your funeral thank you cards, make sure you’re expressing everything you want to say with the right funeral thank you card wording. For help, explore our complete guide on sympathy thank you notes below.

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Funeral Thank You Card Wording

Expressing your thanks for a sympathy card can often feel overwhelming. We’re here to guide you through the process, and break down exactly what to say as a thanks to your supportive loved ones.

To start off, know that thank you cards are usually sent to those than helped out through the difficult times by watching your children or pets, bringing meals, delivering flowers, donating to the funeral expenses, sending a sympathy card, or for attending the service. If you’re ready to start writing the thank you cards, plan to include the following:

  • Addressee’s name: Most begin their letters with “Dear (name),” and this works fine for funeral thank you notes.
  • Thank you note: This is where you acknowledge their help or previously extended condolences. Make sure to use the words “thank you.”
  • Concluding sentiment: This can be anything from a follow up to the thank you, describing how their actions helped you, or a simple sentiment such as, “You are a true friend.”
  • Sign off: Sign offs include any of the following: “Love always,” “All my love,” “Sincerely,” “XOXO,” “Thank you again,” “Best wishes,” “Take care,” “Warmly,” or “Yours truly.” then follow the sign off with your handwritten name.

Words For Thank You Cards After Funeral

If you’re looking for specific phrases or wording to use in your funeral thank you cards, you’ll find samples below. From expressed condolence messagesto monetary donations, we’ve collected a range of phrases for any thank you.

Thank You Card Wording For Funeral Donation

Samples of key phrases to use for a thank you card in response to monetary donations include the following:

  • “Thank you so much for the generous donation. That was very kind of you and we are so grateful to have you in our lives.”
  • “Thank you for the amazing contribution. It made a world of difference, and having your support helped us through this difficult time.”
  • “I honestly can’t say thank you enough. Your generous donation has truly helped lift a burden off our shoulders.”
  • “Thank you for the donation in [name]’s honor. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated by the entire family.”
  • “I am so appreciative of your generosity. Thank you for caring so much about [name] and our family.”

Thank You Notes For Funeral Flowers

Flowers make for a beautiful universal symbol of love, life, and respect. If you’re been trying to find a way to thank those who contributed flowers in wake of a loved one’s passing, look below.

  • “Our whole family thanks you for the special funeral flower arrangement that you sent.  It was one of our favourites, and helped to brighten our day.”
  • “Your flowers brought light into a very difficult time. Thank you for your love and support through everything.”
  • “Thank you for the gorgeous arrangement. They were so thoughtful and we feel so grateful to have you in our lives.”
  • “Thank you for sending such a beautiful arrangement. Your support shows through in these tough times.”
  • “[Name] would have loved your flowers, they were perfect. Thank you so much for such a beautiful contribution.”

Thank You For Sympathy

Just having the support of loved one’s around you helps relieve the burden of a friend or family member’s loss. Let your supporters know the difference they made with the follow thank you samples.

  • “Thank you for thinking of our family during this difficult time. Your card was sincerely appreciated.”
  • “Thank you so much for the condolences. We truly appreciated the warm words of comfort.”
  • “Your words were so kind and very much appreciated in these tough times. You are such a thoughtful friend.”
  • “Thank you for sharing in the celebration of [name]’s life. Our whole family appreciates the support.”
  • “Thank you for the stories and memories you shared. They truly helped our family and highlighted what a special person [name] was.”

Sympathy and Funeral Thank You Card Wording Examples

All of the above examples can be pieced together to form your personalized funeral thank you card wording. However, if you’re looking for examples of completed thank you’s, we’ve crafting some below.

Thank You For Condolences

Find general thank you notes for sympathy and condolences below:

Example Thank You #1:

Dear [name],

Your words were so kind and very much appreciated in these tough times. You are such a thoughtful friend, and it meant to much to have you with us.

Yours Truly,

[name, signed]

Example Thank You #2:

Dear [name],

Thank you so much for the condolences. We truly appreciated the warm words of comfort. You’re a true friend.

With Love,

[name, signed]

Example Thank You #3:

Dear [name],

Hundreds of thank you quotes - Bereavement thank you messages are our appreciation for the love and support you have shown to us after.

33 Bereavement Thank You Card Messages

thank you quotes after bereavement

Bereavement Thank You Notes: Examples and Tips

Bereavement Thank You Notes are often difficult to write.

You are

grieving the loss of a loved one.

The last thing you may want to do now, is sit down and write a sympathy note about his or her passing to numerous friends and relatives.

So if this task initially proves to be too painful, then let it be.

Don't push yourself. Most people will understand.

For others, writing sympathy notes of this

kind can prove very therapeutic.

In fact, expressing your need and appreciation for the love and support of loved ones during this difficult time, may make you feel less alone.

And writing about the good that you and others remember about

your lost loved one, may actually help you to work through thegrieving process.

Below, you'll find examples of sympathy thank you notes to aid you with this important task.

Examples of Bereavement Thank You Notes


No words could ever express our appreciation for the love and support you have shown to us after the passing of (name of deceased). We are deeply grateful.

With love,


Bereavement Thank You Notes for Clergy

Dear Reverend ________________:

The eulogy that you delivered for (name of deceased) was beautiful. We were especially moved at your mention of (his/her) sharp wit and love of life.

(Name of deceased)

was a source of great joy in our lives, and we will miss (his/her) fun-loving nature and keen sense of humor. Thank you for honoring (him/her) in such a sincere and heart-felt manner.

We greatly appreciate your loving tribute.

With Warmest Regards,


Dear Rabbi ______________:

This is truly a time where my faith is being tested. It has not been easy to accept

the death of (name of deceased).

While I am sure that (he/she) is in a much better place, it has been difficult to let go.

Your counsel has pointed me to the path of healing. Thank you for helping me to grieve, laugh and cry.

Sincerely yours,


More Bereavement Thank You Notes

Dear ______________:

The loving


you have shown during this tremendously difficult time is so greatly appreciated.

The white lilies you sent were exquisite. I know that (name of deceased) would have truly adored them.

On behalf of my family, I thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Bereavement Thank You Note for Death of a Spouse

Dear ______________:

As you know, (name of deceased) was a devoted (husband/wife) to me and a wonderful (father/mother) to (his/her) children. We are blessed to have had (his/her) love and presence in our lives for so many years.

Losing (name of deceased) has been a very painful experience. Your loving support has been a great help. Thank you for being there when we needed you most.

With Love,

For more examples of bereavement thank you notes, please see our sympathy thank you notes page.

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The Rules of Writing Thank You Cards after a Funeral

thank you quotes after bereavement

A funeral thank you note is best expressed in a hand written message. Do not write more than four cards or letters at a time to ensure your handwriting maintains neat. The optimal time to send a bereavement thank you card is 2-4 weeks after the services or date that a gift was received. During a time of grieving, it may be easier to have a family member or friend send out your thank you cards. One or two sentences is really all that is necessary to offer your gratitude and appreciation. Be sure to be specific as to what it is you are thanking them for. The following sample bereavement thank you card messages can help to inspire your own personal response.

Allow me to express my most heartfelt appreciation for the fantastic food you’ve prepared for us. When in need, you were there to help and are truly a great friend and neighbor.
How truly grateful we are to have wonderful friends like you. Your love and support for our family has been very much appreciated during this time of loss.
I can hardly express how grateful I am for your attendance at (name) funeral. It was so good of you to take the time to be with me and my family.
It is difficult to find words to express how thankful we are for your expression of love to our family during his truly difficult time. We are grateful for the friendship that we share. Warm regards.
It is hard to put into words the thanks we would like to give for all the help, thoughtfulness and sympathy you have given us during this difficult time. We are very grateful for your support and friendship.
It was very nice of you to think of me in this time of sadness. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Just a quick note to show our appreciation for the beautiful flowers you’ve sent. We are grateful for your thoughtfulness while we are going through this difficult time.
My family and I would like to thank you for your support and generous donation to (name) fund. You were a great friend to her over the years and I know she loved you very much.
Our family wishes to convey our sincerest appreciation for your prayers and supporting during (name) passing. We are blessed to have friends like you and are thankful for all you have done.
Sending you our sincere gratitude for the flowers you sent. It truly served as a special reminder of your friendship with (name).
Thank you for extending so much love and support to our family. We greatly appreciated the warm thoughts expressed in your sympathy card, as well as the lovely plant. Your kindness meant a great deal to us.
Thank you for your heartfelt condolence. Your words are not only a comfort, but a source of strength for my family and me in this difficult time.
Thank you for your thoughtful and kind card of condolence. It was a comfort to the entire family.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness in helping me with the food and guests at the services. I am so grateful for your helping hand in my time of need. Thanks again.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Your generosity and support during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your touching letter. I really enjoyed hearing from you. The story you shared about (name) made me smile.
Thank you so much for all the support you have offered to my family and me during this difficult time. I know it couldn’t have been easy and I really appreciate your friendship.
Thank you so much for attending my (name) funeral and for the beautiful arrangement you sent. Our family really appreciates your support.
Thank you very much for attending (name) funeral service. Being his friend meant a lot to him, we know this because he often spoke of you. During this difficult time, your kindness has meant a lot to our family.
The family would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation for the thoughtfulness presented to us and love we have been given during our time of bereavement.
The service you performed offered inspiration and comfort to all who were present. We thank you greatly for your help and support during this difficult time.
There comes a time in life that your friends support is extremely necessary. This was one of those times and you were there for me every second. Thank you my friend.
This is a very difficult time for all of us. We are saddened by the passing of (name). Your presence helped to lighten our burden. I was grateful to enjoy your company and hear your lovely memories.
We greatly appreciate your very generous donation in (name) honor. We thank you so much for your kindness.
We really appreciate your acts of kindness and helping hands for our family during (name) funeral service. It was a comfort to us to know these details were in your hands.
We wish to express sour sincere appreciation for all your love and supporting during our time of loss. Thank you all for the acts of kindness shown to our family.
We wish to express our sincere appreciation for your words of comfort during (name) memorial service. We are encouraged and blessed to know that he/she will be in the company of our Lord.
We would like to give our thanks for speaking at (name) memorial service. Thank you for spending the time to share your wonderful memories with his friends and family. The words you spoke were very comforting to all who attended.
We would like to give our thanks for the beautiful photos and flowers. We greatly appreciate your kindness, support, and generosity in this difficult time.
We would like to offer our thanks for the wonderful service you performed for us. Your sympathetic words were very soothing and comforted and brought hope to all who were present. We truly appreciate your services.
You said you would always be there for our family and you were. Thank you for that. I love you.
Your card was beautiful. Thank you for being there for me.
Your sympathy card was so sweet and very much appreciated. You are such a thoughtful friend. Thank you for being there for me at a time when I needed it most. I will always remember your kindness.

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70 Funeral Thank You Notes To Appreciate Friends And Family

thank you quotes after bereavement

" I wish to thank all involved with mother's burial.  Everything went off without a problem - you are the best.....You could not have been kinder."

" Tom and staff - Thank you so very much for your time and effort spent with my parents and our family.  Your results are always exemplary.  You all are a true gift to this community."

"I want to thank all of you for everything you have done to provide your services to myself and family during our time of need.  Everything was planned and executed perfectly.  We couldn't have asked for more.  The drive by the [home we shared for forty-one years] was especially comforting.  Your thoughtfulness was truly appreciated.  Thank you also for the Continuing Care series [booklets] and am looking forward to book two.  Thank you for contacting people for me; making it easier for me so I could concentrate on other things.  Each day is a challenge but also a blessing, and with God's help and yours, we will get through this time.....thank you"

" Our family would like to thank you and your staff for your services over the last couple months....when we began discussing funeral arrangements {our father} was confident that Tom Burger's Funeral Home was the place to go.  I am so glad that he pointed us in the right direction during his lifetime.....Our initial meeting to arrange the plans was a difficult experience for me personally as we knew my father had limited time left.  However, Doug and my father chatted about everything, including their culinary skills and my father's desire to have a toast at the grave.  I learned a lot about my father's final wishes that day.  Once my father had passed, we met with Jim and were again provided with excellent service.  After the meeting {we} were are ease with the process and left without any need for additional questions......and the ability to put all the pictures together to create such a perfect brochure in such a sort period of time was amazing.  The kindness and compassion that you and your staff provided to our family will be forever remembered."

" On behalf of the [entire] family, I want to thank you for the beautiful memorial service for my sister....; and all the support it took to make her service so comforting to all who loved her.  Your attention to detail allowed us the freedom to grieve her passing, knowing we did not have to worry about anything else: we knew it was being taken care of.  From our family to the Burger Funeral Home family, we extend our deepest gratitude and love to you all."

"We just wanted to thank you so much for all you and your staff did to make mom's passing so much easier.  You took care of everything and it was beautiful - just how she wanted it.  You all are special people to do what you do."

"Yes, "it has been almost 1 year since the death of my loved one", as your recent note said, along with the 4th book in the Continuing Care Series.  I do not have adequate words to tell you what comfort those books have brought me.  Thank you for sending them.  I share them when I can, and I read them over and over to help me on this journey."

"Thank you so much for the wonderful way you treated me and my family.  My [loved one] looked beautiful, and I was so pleased.  I will surely recommend your services to anyone who asks.  God bless you and thank you again."

"Thank you so much for the amazing job you all did to help me with honoring [our loved one].  I've had a lot of wonderful comments on how it was set up and how beautiful it was.  Thank you again."

"I wanted to let you know the service, video and flowers were beautiful and all the staff were very nice..."

"We can't begin to thank you enough for the compassion and guidance for [our family].  Many have come up to me and expressed how nicely done the service was..... how fitting the video and music were, and beautiful flowers."

"Your never ending way of helping us through this difficult time will never be forgotten - we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful service; you are all special"

"I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful way you handled Dad's calling hours and service.  You made a sad and difficult time easier for us.  Your kindness and compassion is so appreciated.  Thank you and God bless."

"Thank you so much for all you did for {the} service.  It was beautiful...."

"Thank you so much for everything you did for us; it will never be forgotten.  My Dad's service was just beautiful...."

"Words cannot express our thanks for all the help and services you all implemented on our behalf during our time of grief ... Doug's personal touch went a long way towards making us feel comforted...."

 " Thank you for making such a difficult time a bit easier.  You all do a top notch job at what you do!"

"....I cannot thank you all enough for your guidance and support through such difficult times.  I don't know what I would have done without you!  Your hard work is so very important and very much appreciated.  God bless you."

"...How can I begin to thank you for walking this journey with (Doug) were so kind and loving to her and gave her peace that you would be there to take care of her at the showed such love, respect and dignity as you took her took care of all the little details with such class...."

" We can't thank you enough for the care and attention to detail you provided for us in our time of need and sorrow.  Meeting initially {on the weekend} to preplan....and meeting on the holiday...such comfort and relief.  We fully trusted everything would be taken care of, and it was.  The respect and genuine concern given to the family was so extremely appreciated.  In the future, when we have a need, we will certainly call on your funeral home again."

" I want to thank you for sending me the booklet "The Pain of Grief."  I can't tell you how many times I have read it already and how much it has helped me.  I've already...shared it with others.......the booklets are so helpful.  I only wish I'd had one for my past losses."

I greatly appreciate what you did for me!  Thank you so much for the grave stake and flag for my father's grave."

"Thank you for your words of sympathy, your voice of concern, your gesture of caring, and the love you offer."

"We couldn't have asked for a better service.  I am so glad that you all are a part of my "family" too.  {We} are blessed many times over."

"Thank you so much for all the help and guidance you gave me.... This has been a very stressful time, and you helped relieve some of that stress .... Thank you for being so worked out perfectly.  Thank you again for your support and kindness during one of the worst times of my life...."

"Words cannot express our appreciation for all that was done recently for {us}.  Your professionalism and graciousness were outstanding, and we will never forget."

"Again my thanks to you girls and your efficiency.  So much appreciated the Navy laminated piece to go inside the flag case...blessings to you.."

"Thank you for everything - concerning my mother's passing and calling hours.  Everyone we dealt with was compassionate and nice.  I appreciate you letting {us} rearrange your home and {letting us} add our personal touches"

"Thank you all so very much for all the comfort and support you provided me and my family for {the} funeral and preparations.  I know I had special requests, but you all handled them with grace and kindness & thoroughness. The committal service at the cemetery with the Military Honor Guard was especially memorable.  In appreciation for all that was done..."

"Thank you all so much for the guidance and support you offered our family over the 4 weeks prior to {the} funeral.  The level of patience and empathy displayed by your staff greatly touched my heart."

"Thank you for taking care of my friend....I appreciate your help more than you know....your kindness at this sad time meant alot....

"....your compassion and professionalism is truly outstanding.  Thank you!"

“I am truly so grateful for all you have done, during the hardest time I have ever known.”

“Thank you very much for helping us get through this difficult time.”

“Thank you for your compassion and efficiency in caring …..You took care of one of the most daunting tasks at the hardest of times for my wife and I.  We can’t thank you enough….from the bottom of our hearts, thank you to Burger Funeral Home for always caring for our family”

“Again, thank you!  Your support was just what we needed to get through – and your staff is amazing!”

“Words cannot express our sincere appreciation for your extraordinary assistance in coordinating the funeral.  It was a beautiful send-off, and we would have been lost without you!  Thank you for all your hard work and kind words.”

“Thank you very much for the excellent attention to every detail surrounding Mom’s funeral.  You all were very kind, respectful, and professional. You made us feel comfortable and able to concentrate on the issues at hand….we appreciated the time you gave us to discuss options presented to us for arrangements….we appreciated all the time and guidance you gave us.  Your kind words helped us through the tough days …. thank you for the attention to every detail on funeral day.  There were many, many tears that day, but the day flowed as we hoped, thanks to your great skill…. May every family be treated with such great care as you and your staff have given to us.”

“I could have never done this without you.  I want to thank everyone with all my heart.”

“We want to thank you all for your help… Doug, I know you take care of families 24-7, but you never made us feel that.  We were treated as if we were the only ones …….”

“Thank you for helping us through the funeral process.  We had no idea where to begin, and you walked us through each part.  We appreciate the compassion you showed our family at this difficult time.  Hopefully we will not need your services anytime soon, but if we do, I know we will be in good hands.”

“We were expecting a nice funeral, but not all the extra special care and attention to detail you showed to my mother and our family…..thank you for all you did, and for the time you spent answering questions….”

“…I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making a very difficult time in my life so much easier.”

“Just want to thank you for the beautiful job you did.  We were very pleased.  Everything was nicely displayed – couldn’t ask for more….many thanks!”

“You folks are the best!  (We) want to extend our sincere gratitude for all you folks did….from the preparation years ago for her burial to whence you took her body away and returned to make her bed, leaving the beautiful poem “May I Go.”  It was not easy to let her go, however we were all reassured that mom was in the best professional, funeral home hands….”

“Thank you so much for everything you did for the Services for my mom…you guys are truly the best…”

“Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion that you showed our family at the time of our dad’s death.  You made a difficult time less stressful.  We truly appreciate your service.”

“When they asked what funeral home to contact, there was no hesitation – you have a reputation for professional yet personal services.  You and your staff exceeded that expectation.  When we stopped at the office, the staff could not be more accommodating.”

“Thank you Tom, Doug, Jim and Team for everything you did to celebrate my Dad’s life.”

“…You walked us through each step of the decision making, both personal and legal, performing much of the leg work thus lifting the burden off our shoulders.  Thank you for your patience with the many revisions…and extras you graced us with…..In a job that by its very nature is filled with sorrow and tears, each one of you bring a peace, joy, smile and comfort to those of us blessed by the service you provide.”

“The generosity and kindness you’ve shown our family has been such a blessing.  We cannot thank you enough.”

“…Your whole team is quite an asset to the community.  My thanks…for going above and beyond the call of duty to get and give information we needed…”

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