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Sympathy Cards

What customers have to say about our Sympathy Cards

November 14, 2017

I was very pleased with this sympathy/memorial card.

"I was looking for a card to distribute at a Gravestone Dedication Ceremony. We were dedicating a gravestone in memory of an ancestor who died almost 100 years ago. When he passed a headstone was never erected. He has one now and this card will serve as a special reminder of this day of honor and a memorial to my unique ancestor."

November 8, 2017

Obituary/Memorial cards are special tributes

"I used the template provided with ease. There was plenty of space for the entire obituary and family memory photos. The card stock is sturdy and the graphics so crisp and clear. Thank you for making a sad task a wonderful memory keepsake."

October 31, 2017

Beautiful Design

"The keepsake card came out even better than I could have hoped. The printing quality and design were perfect."

October 30, 2017

My Dad's memorial cards are so just perfect.

"The memorial cards look lovely. I am so pleased with the quality of the paper and the photo reproduction. The pearl finish made them perfect. I want to thank your customer service department for helping me complete my order. I received the cards within just a few days. You did a great job and I thank you."

October 29, 2017

Loved this product

"This sympathy card has great details and I love how I was able to personalize it. It was beautiful for the occasion. My family and friends loved the card."

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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