What customers have to say about our Sympathy Cards
January 3, 2014
"After lots of research i decided to go with shutterfly to make my grandmothers memorial cards. I was very pleased when they arrived in the mail. When i opened up my orange package and removed the cards i was taken back at how lovely they were. The cards weren't thin paper they were excellent quality one like that of a Christmas or birthday card. The images where clear and the printed writing was clear unlike others i have viewed. I am pleased that family and friends can have these cards on their shelves and view them in a less depressing manor as those simple memorial cards
A continually happy customer"
March 4, 2015
"My Mother's memorial cards turned out very nice. The staff was friendly helpful and professional. When going through a difficult time it was wonderful that I didn't have to worry about the memorial cards. Shuttlefly always comes through with a nice product."
April 13, 2015
"these are wonderful cards - I did one on my dad's birthday the year that he passed away and on the 1 year anniversary of his death - did them for momentos for my siblings and my 4 kids. they came in a timely fashion and are nice quality"
April 4, 2014
Loss of a pet
"It was the perfect way to let our friend know we cared, and to honor her dear doggies passing
Thank you for your help with this-a card with "Stardusts" photo and place to write a little something personal.
A Shutterfly fan"
July 30, 2013
Sweet kitties sympathy card
"Very nice. Great quality. I would use this same format again. It means a lot to pick the right card for someone grieving whether over the loss of a pet or a family member, spouse, child, cousin, friend, etc. who has passed."
Show Your Compassion with Sympathy Cards
Grieving can be tough for any person. Often, it is very hard to know the right words to say when someone has suffered a loss. Whether you want to send comfort after the death of a friend or family member, reassure a loved one after an unexpected change in life or simply let someone know they are in your thoughts and prayers, Shutterfly is here to help you eloquently express your sympathy. If you're trying to find the right words to express your thoughts, you might be interested in our sympathy quotes and sayings as a good place to start.
Helping Loved Ones Deal with Loss
We are never prepared to lose the ones we love. When our friends or family have to deal with the unthinkable, it can be hard to know what to do. At the very least, a custom sympathy card can let them know that they are in your thoughts. You can create a card to help celebrate the life and joy of a person and to hopefully help your friend or family member work toward closure. If you are close, offer to lend an ear, run errands or cook meals. Babysitting or even just doing the laundry for someone directly affected by loss can be very helpful in some situations. Often, with grief, we don’t know who or how to ask for help. A card can remind someone that they are not alone.
Designing the Card
Shutterfly has plenty of options for designing custom cards. If it is appropriate, you can upload your favorite photograph to help celebrate the memories and life of the loved one who passed. If you prefer to select one of the designs, create your card that way. You can follow the suggested design guidelines or utilize your preferred fonts, colors and personalized condolence message to complete the card. Not sure exactly what you want to say? We have some tips for what to write in a sympathy card that can guide you through the thought process.
Celebrating a Life
Celebrating a life with a hearfelt gift will be remembered by the recepient for years to come. With so many options, choosing the perfect gift can be an overwhelming task. What should you send when someone dies? There are elegant ways to share photos of the ones we love and the ones we’ve lost. Shutterfly can turn your favorite images into beautifully framed prints. A family photo book is a great way to remind everyone how much joy can surround a person. A photo quilt might be a great way to help people keep the memories alive. Shutterfly can help turn your favorite memories into graceful memorials. Loss is always difficult, so use your favorite memories to keep remembering and keep the light on a little bit longer.