Free Sympathy Cards to Print

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A handwritten card meant the most to me when I went through the losses of my parents. It truly brought me so much comfort. Today's free sympathy cards aren't the usual cheerful items I share, but they're very important cards to keep on hand when the need arises. Download either of these free sympathy cards below.

Free Sympathy Cards
While flowers and memorial gifts mean so very much at a time of loss, in my personal experience, the  thoughtful, hand-written cards from friends and family mean more than I can say. Just being able to hold a tangible card from a dear one who wrote out thoughts of kindness was quite powerful in both of my recent experiences with loss. While store-bought cards are lovely, I realized quickly there is an actual need for a sympathy card that is blank inside, so the sender can fill it with more personal thoughts and anecdotes. You can download either of these two free sympathy cards to print below.

Free Sympathy Cards

As you can see from the first photo, there are two designs included in this set of free sympathy cards. Well, I suppose it's actually the same design, just two different versions of wording:
  • With Deepest Sympathy
  • Thinking of You at this Time

With Deepest Sympathy Card
Again, both card options are completely blank inside, leaving adequate space to fill in your own message to the recipient. I know this can be tough on many of us...the "thinking of the right thing to say" part. But, in my experience, saying anything at all (even something awkward) is much more appreciated than saying nothing at all.

A Few Ideas:

  • If you find it would be helpful to the recipient, a scripture or two are lovely to include.
  • Perhaps include a sweet memory or story of the loved one who passed away.
  • Let them know they're not alone.
  • Offer help in any way (when possible). I had a friend offer to help me clean out my dad's closet when the time came. I ended up taking her up on it. It was a task she knew would be hard...but I hadn't even realized it yet. 

Printable Sympathy Cards

Printing and Using Your Free Sympathy Cards

  • These sympathy cards are for personal use. However, if you own a small shop or business and would like to carry the physical version of these cards (no digital reselling is allowed), you can obtain a commercial license here.
  • These free sympathy cards are designed to be printed onto white, letter-sized cardstock (8.5"x11"). Regular paper is really too thin for greeting card printing and the corners will eventually curl or turn up. 
  • After you've printed your card, trim just inside the aqua hairline border that runs around the entire card, removing the white border (you can actually leave that border in place, if you prefer).
  • Fold your card in half. Use the handle-end of a pair of scissors and run it along the crease of your card to create a smooth fold (I like to go over mine a few times to make sure it's nice and a professional card). 
  • Be sure to fill in your own sentiments inside the card.

Envelope Information

  • I designed all of the greeting cards here on Print Pretty Cards to work perfectly with A6 size envelopes. A6 envelopes measure 6.5"x4.75"
  • Pictured below are white A6 envelopes, but kraft-style A6 envelopes would work with these sympathy cards, too
A6 Card Envelopes

Download Your Free Sympathy Cards:

Thinking of You Sympathy Cards

More Cards You Can Use as Sympathy Cards:

As I mentioned above, there are really not a lot of printable sympathy cards out there. But, the following cards (that are simple and without a theme of any kind) would also be lovely to write a note in during a time of loss.

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