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Funeral Thank You Card Notes and Wording Examples

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2018

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.

funeral card in memory of a family member

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 messages to 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.”

sympathy flower arrangement

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],

Thank you for the stories and memories you shared during the funeral. They truly helped our family and highlighted what a special person [name] was. We were so glad to have you there with us.

XOXO,

[name, signed]

sympathy card in memory of a loved one

Thank You Notes For Funeral

Below, you’ll find thank you note examples for those who contributed to the funeral.

Example Thank You #4:

Dear [name],

I honestly can’t say thank you enough. Your generous donation has truly helped lift a burden off our shoulders. It means so much to us to have your support.

Sincerely,

[name, signed]

Example Thank You #5:

Dear [name],

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.

Warmly,

[name, signed]

Example Thank You #6:

Dear [name],

I am so appreciative of your generosity. Thank you for caring so much about [name] and our family. You’ve really made a difference in these difficult times.

Take Care,

[name, signed]

sympathy expression between friends

Funeral Thank You Cards Additional Resources

If you found this guide helpful but you’re looking for additional sympathy card resources, we’re here to help. Additional guides include: