Text ideas to write your condolence card
Every death is a new chapter in our lives. To accompany and support the loved ones of the deceased, many of us choose to send a condolence card.
Whether it is a very personal card or just a supportive one, the intention will always be appreciated and very comforting.
Only you will find the right words for each situation, but to help you with this difficult task, we give you some examples of texts, formulations, quotations ... that you can use as inspiration.
Simple condolence card text
"I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your dear and loving [name]. Please accept my deepest condolences."
"Please accept my deepest condolences upon the death of your (spouse/partner/friend). [Name] was an extraordinary person and his loss leaves a huge void. My thoughts are with you."
"I am very sorry to hear about the loss of [name]. I send you all my support and my deepest condolences."
"You are in my thoughts at this difficult time. [Name] was a wonderful person and his passing is a loss for all of us. My deepest condolences."
"I send you my deepest condolences for the loss of [name]. He was an exceptional person and his passing leaves a huge void. My thoughts are with you."
"I am very sorry to hear the news and extend my deepest condolences. If there is anything I can do to support you, please do not hesitate to tell me."
Text for a more personal condolence card
"Dear [Name], I have just learned of the tragic passing of (name of the deceased). I would like to offer my deepest condolences and tell you that my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I wanted to share with you a quote that has always comforted me in these difficult times: "Grief is the last form of love we can offer to those who are gone." - Henry Scott Holland. I will always remember the times we shared together and keep a place in my heart for him/her. If there is anything I can do to support you through this, please don't hesitate to tell me. I am here for you. With all my love, "
"Dear [Name], I am absolutely devastated to learn of the death of (name of deceased). My thoughts are with you at this difficult time and I would like to offer my deepest condolences. (Name of deceased) was a person so dear to my heart and I am deeply touched by this loss. I will always remember the wonderful times we shared together and I will keep a place in my heart for him/her. Please know that you are in my thoughts and that I am here for you during this difficult time. Do not hesitate to tell me if you need to talk or if you need anything. You can count on my support and help. With all my love and comfort, "
"Dear [Name], I am deeply sorry to hear of the death of [Name of the deceased]. I am devastated by this heartbreaking news and would like to offer my sincere condolences. His/her accident leaves a huge void for everyone. I know this must be a very difficult time and I am here to support you through this. If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to tell me. My heart goes out to you and your family in this difficult time. Sincerely, "
Text example of a condolence card with a reference to prayer
"Dear friend, It is with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of (name of deceased). I offer you my sincere condolences and know that my heart is with you through this difficult time. I pray that you will find the strength and courage to get through this, and that the good memories you shared with your loved one will help you heal. Please do not hesitate to tell me if you need anything, I am here for you. With all my friendship and sincere thoughts."
Text example of a condolence card with a reference to God
"Dear friend, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Please accept my deepest condolences and my heartfelt support as you face this difficult time. My heart goes out to you and I pray that God will give you the strength and wisdom to get through this difficult time. May His grace and goodness comfort you at this painful time. He/she is now at peace and his/her memory will remain in our hearts forever. With all my warm friendship, "
Examples of biblical quotes to use in a message of condolence
"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he die, will live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die." (Jean 11:25-26)
"Do not be sad like others who have no hope." (1 Thessaloniciens 4:13)
"May your heart not be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me." (Jean 14:1)
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor crying nor pain be any more." (Apocalypse 21:4)
Condolence message with a poem
"In the heart of pain, We stand by you, To support you, And to share your grief. We offer you our deepest condolences, And we want you to know that we are thinking of you, In these difficult times. Know that you can count on us, To listen to you, comfort you, And help you through this ordeal. May peace be with you, And may time ease your pain."
Example of quotes for a condolence message
"Death is nothing. I simply walked into the next room. I am me, you are you. What we were to each other, we still are. Give me the name you always gave me. Speak to me like you have always done. Do not use a different tone. Don't look solemn or sad. Keep laughing at what we used to laugh at together. Pray, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be pronounced as it has always been, without the slightest inflection of sadness. Life means everything it has always meant. Death is indifferent." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"Death is not the end. It is only a passage, a portal that leads us to another dimension, another world where love, peace and serenity reign as masters. We mourn those who leave us, but we must also celebrate their lives and the memories they have left with us. We must believe that, no matter what happens, love never dies and that our loved ones continue to watch over us from beyond."