Etiquette for Sympathy Cards and Calling Hours?

Answer A time of bereavement is never easy, for those directly affected and for acquaintances. When sending a sympathy card or attending calling hours, there are certain etiquette procedures that are expe... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Etiquette for Sympathy Cards and Calling Hours

Calling Hours Etiquette?

Calling hours, sometimes referred to as funeral visitations, refer to a tradition most common in Catholic and Protestant faiths in which friends and acquaintances gather at a funeral home to view t... Read More »

Sympathy Card Donation Etiquette?

A sympathy card can be sent to a friend or loved one whenever you feel sympathetic to their current situation. When a friend of family member is experiencing grief or loss, reaching out to them wit... Read More »

Do you send thank-you cards for sympathy cards received?

On One Hand: It's Not Always Necessary to Send a Thank-You CardIf the only communication or gesture you received from someone is a sympathy card, it is not necessary to respond with a thank-you car... Read More »

How do I address sympathy cards?

Address a Sympathy Card to a RelativeWrite on the envelope the full name of the closest living relative of the person who died. (This is typically the widow or widower, the deceased's oldest siblin... Read More »