How to Design the Best Sympathy Cards

How to Design the Best Sympathy Cards

Sympathy cards are always a valuable product, and you never know when you might need them.

Sympathy cards are always a valuable product, and you never know when you might need them. Friends and family often send each other some sympathy cards after a tragic loss. It’s a great way to send your condolences. Here are some of the things that must be observed when it is time to design the best possible sympathy card.


Simplicity is critical when it comes to making a thoughtful sympathy card. After all, you don’t want to appear tacky. Whatever decorations you are thinking of including, you can’t go wrong with flowers. It’s a subtle way to add a pop of color without being too exuberant. It’s essential to find a way to put a smile on your loved one’s face but refrain from going overboard.


The types of colors you choose for your sympathy card is also enormously important. While you do want to include darker colors such as black and purple that indicate grief and sadness, those aren’t your only options. You can consider brighter colors too, although something silly like neon green or aquamarine probably isn’t the right call unless it holds a deeper meaning for all parties involved.


Finding the right words can also be hard to do. Quote some poetry or meaningful scripture, if that will go over well. It all depends on the person who you’re addressing the card to, but writing it by hand shows authenticity and sincerity, but you can also use rubber stamps or text you composed yourself.


Ultimately, personalization is an essential ingredient. It is possible to make a store-bought sympathy card mean something, but that will be harder to express your well-wishes with instead of creating something yourself.



How can you make a sympathy card last? By making sure that it is acid-free. The recipient of the card will probably want to hold onto it as a reminder of people and places and times that have gone by because even though it can be a source of pain, nostalgia, and longing, it can also be a sweet reminder of why it’s worth it to keep going. When you use acid-free materials on your sympathy card, it helps to preserve the card itself. So it will look the same six months from now as it does six days from now; all of the colors and all of the words will still look the same as when it was freshly-printed.

Let Time Printers Help With Your Design

Whether you know already how your marketing materials should look or you want further advice, Time Printers is here to help. We service all of Baltimore, Hunt Valley, and Towson. Our team of professionals can tackle all of your questions. Give us a call at 410-566-3005 and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn for tips and to see what we have been working on and what we can do for you.

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