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Is It Proper Etiquette to Send Thank You Cards for Sympathy Cards?


After the funeral of one of your loved ones, you and your family will likely receive lots of sympathy cards. These are cards where people express their sympathy for your loss.

How should you react to these? Should you send them a thank you card? We are here to advise you.

Should You Send Thank You Cards for Sympathy Cards?

This is completely up to you, but most people choose not to send funeral thank you cards to people who sent a sympathy card. Funeral thank you cards are generally reserved for people who brought a gift to the funeral or put a lot of effort into looking out for you and caring for you after your loss.

However, if you would like to send thank you cards to people who sent a sympathy card or who attended the funeral, that's also fine! People will be grateful to receive a thank you card no matter what.

Funeral Thank You Cards - Grey Angel Wings

Here at Paper Angel, you can personalise your thank you cards inside and out. This means that you can buy many thank you cards with the same message and get them sent out to funeral attendees straight away. This is a great way to thank people for their sympathy cards without having to write everybody an individual personalised note.

For friends who gave you a gift after the funeral, you may wish to write a more personalised message. It's a lovely way to show your appreciation.

Explore our full range of funeral thank you cards and find a design that you love.


We hope you have found this blog useful. For more funeral stationery help and advice, be sure to check out our other blogs. We have lots of different blogs to help you out.