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What customers have to say about our Sympathy Cards

November 12, 2018

Very nice quality of material and printing

"Everyone at my mom's memorial loved the card"

November 8, 2018

Exceeded my expectations

"The memorial cards arrived on time. They were better than expected. Quality was top notch. Super satisfied with what I ordered."

November 7, 2018

Superb customer service

"When I first received these, I was disappointed to find there was a printing smudge on the back of each card. I had already rushed the order for my father's memorial. I contacted customer service and they understood the importance of having these cards done correctly in time for this event. They got the cards done and shipped out overnight the next day. I'm very impressed with how this was handled and appreciate the lengths Shutterfly went to make it right. The cards turned out beautiful and are of great quality. Thank you."

November 6, 2018

Super easy & convenient --HIGHLY RECOMMEND--

"I forgot to pick up a sympathy card while I was out this weekend & honesty the last time I visited a hallmark store it took forever to find just the right card. I logged on found the sympathy section. Found a card with initially what I wanted to say then filled in the rest. Added a personal touch photo, dug up the address, submitted & it was mailed to the person. The cost was less than if I had gone to the store, was annoyed for 30 mins trying to find the perfect card & then realizing I didn't have a stamp. My forgetfulness was actually for the best this time!"

November 2, 2018

Lovely In Memoriam Card for my mother

"When my mom passed away, I used a beautiful watercolor botanical card from Shutterfly to make her In Memoriam card to send to family and friends. So beautiful, so touching! In my haste, I made an error in dates on the card which was caught by the Shutterfly staff. They contacted me and helped me to correct it. What a wonderful, thoughtful thing on their part! I will always appreciate their help in a difficult time for me. More than pleased with the resulting cards! Thanks to you, Shutterfly!"

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. 

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