Comforting Words: What to Say and Do in Tough Times

Encouragement Comforting Words: What to Say and Do in Tough Times

When someone we know suffers a loss or is going through a difficult situation, we’re often not sure what to say. S...

Pregnancy Loss Card

Baby What to Say When a Friend Loses a Baby: Messages of Love and Support

Losing a baby, no matter how it happens—or how early in the pregnancy—is devastating. It’s a time of sadness when ...

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Sympathy What to Write in a Sympathy Card

Signing a sympathy card isn’t easy. We search for words. We wonder what would be comforting to hear. We worry abou...

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Sympathy Sympathy Gift Ideas for Offering Your Condolences and Support

Many times, we don’t know what to say after a loss. It can be difficult to determine what will comfort a hurting f...

How to Grieve Together When You Can’t Be Together

Sympathy How to Grieve Together When You Can’t Be Together

When someone has died, our first instinct is to rally around the family and friends closest to the deceased, offer...

Hand holding butterflies symbolizing Grief Support: How to Help Someone Who is Grieving Immediately after a Loss

Sympathy Grief Support: How to Help Someone Who is Grieving Immediately after a Loss

When a friend suffers the loss of a loved one, their whole life changes. And we wonder: What can we do to help som...

Two hands and a feather symbolizing Continuing Grief Support: How to Help Someone Who is Grieving over Time

Sympathy Continuing Grief Support: How to Help Someone Who is Grieving over Time

Grief doesn’t follow a schedule. There’s no deadline for the feelings of sadness, anger and loneliness to subside ...

Hands with a wreath of leaves symbolizing Grief Support on Anniversaries, Birthdays and Special Occasions

Sympathy Grief Support on Anniversaries, Birthdays and Special Occasions

When you’re supporting a friend through their grief, look to the calendar for cues about when they might need extr...

What to write to someone who is dying

Sympathy Hospice Messages: What to Write to Someone Who is Dying

The end of a person’s life is an important time for friends and family members to reach out with words of caring, ...

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Mother's Day When Mother’s Day Is Hard: Giving Support to Those Who Are Hurting

Mother’s Day can be hard for many people, from mothers who’ve lost children and children who’ve lost mothers to th...

Grief and the holidays: Supporting friends through difficult days

Sympathy Grief and the Holidays: Supporting Friends through Difficult Days

Many of our favorite holiday memories include family members and our closest friends. So it’s no surprise that peo...

Mother's Day without Mom: remembering lost loved ones with new Mother's Day traditions

Mother's Day Mother's Day without Mom: Remembering lost loved ones with new traditions

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate the women who have loved, hoped, prayed and worked to make a difference in our lives...