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Sympathy Cards

What customers have to say about our Sympathy Cards

May 17, 2018

Love the product!

"Personalized sympathy cards from our medical practice make us feel we are giving more personal messages to our patient's family during at time of great sadness."

May 16, 2018

Exactly what I was looking for!

"This card was perfect for a family members memorial service and a momento for the grandchildren."

May 11, 2018

I would buy this product again.

"I like to have sympathy cards on hand. I wrote a nice sympathy sentence inside and signed my name. I picked the font and color to match the cover. Looks great! Easy!"

April 23, 2018

Pearl Shimmer Cardstock Works Beautifully With This Design

"I am so grateful that Shutterfly offers such a beautiful selection of cards and stationery. I ordered the Watercolor Botanicals design for my mother's memorial service, and was very pleased with the quality. The cards were especially beautiful on the pearl shimmer cardstock option. I do wish there was more room on the back of the card to accommodate all the details related to my mom's funeral services (and I selected a smaller, simpler font for readability and fit), but all in all I was satisfied with the final product. It helped honor my mom's memory very well."

April 23, 2018

Memorial cards

"I ordered these for my grandmother's memorial. They came out beautifully. I used a black and white photo on the front and added another black and white photo on the inside cover with a hymn printed on the inside back cover. I really liked the ability to customize the cards, especially the font and font size. The cards are thick and come with envelopes. A good quality product I would order again."

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.