Category Archives: How to write a condolence letter

Legacy.com recognizes that writing a condolence and sharing a message of sympathy can be challenging. To help people get started, we regularly share tips on how to write a condolence. Whether it’s help selecting a condolence poem, suggestions for adding photos, or just a basic guide to what to write in an obituary Guest Book, you’ll find what you need here on our blog.

Top 10 things not to say in a condolence letter

I’ve written before about what to say when you’re writing a condolence for a Guest Book – it can be very hard to find the right words to express your sympathy. But maybe even harder is knowing what not to … Continue reading

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Adding a photo to an obituary Guest Book

You’ve heard it over and over: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” It may be a cliché, but it’s also so true! Pictures can help us express what words can’t – especially at a difficult time, like in the … Continue reading

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Using poetry to express your condolences

I’ve written before about how hard it can be to sign a Guest Book. It’s an emotional, painful time – obviously for the family of the deceased, and no less for the person signing the Guest Book. And in the … Continue reading

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Why should I share condolences?

Last week, we shared some tips for how to write a condolence.  But a bigger question is: why should you write a condolence note? Legacy.com receives more than one million condolence messages in our online Guest Books each month.  In … Continue reading

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How to write a condolence letter

It’s hard to write condolence letters, whether it’s a handwritten note or a Guest Book entry. After all, you’re dealing with death and most of us want to avoid the topic. Death makes us feel vulnerable and sad, and in … Continue reading

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Signing a Guest Book when the right words won’t come

I’ve worked at Legacy.com for more than 10 years. A little while back, my supervisor and I figured out that over the course of those 10 years I’ve reviewed more than one million Guest Book entries. One million! I’ve seen … Continue reading

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