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The Sympathy Card Etiquette Quiz will test your knowledge of writing proper sympathy and condolence cards and letters. The Sympathy Card Etiquette Quiz questions are carefully crafted so you can gauge how much you really know about this delicate issue.
1. You should always refrain from too much familiarity with loss when penning a sympathy card (ie., "I know just how you feel").
2. Within what time period should you send your sympathy card?
a.Within 1 month of the death
b.As soon as you can send a card
c.Within 2 weeks of the death
d.Anytime within 6 months is appropriate
3. Who should you address the sympathy card to if you didn't know the deceased or the family, but know someone grieving the death.
a.The widow or widower
b.The family in general, sent to the deceased's home
c.Send the card to the funeral home, in the name of the deceased
d.Send the card to the person you know, regardless of their relationship
4. What comment is generally NOT appropriate to put on a sympathy card?
a."With deepest sympathy"
b."Call me if you need anything"
c."(He/She) will never be forgotten"
d."Always in our hearts"
5. No matter how close you are to the family, you should always include your last name when signing your sympathy card.
6. If you are grieving and receive a number of sympathy cards, how should you acknowledge them?
a.Call the senders when you are feeling up to it
b.No reply or acknowledgement is necessary
c.Send notes of thank you as soon as you can
d.As soon as you receive them, respond with a preprinted card
7. Etiquette experts say only one rule should guide you when writing a condolence card. What is it?
a.Acknowledging the great life of the deceased
b.Recognizing the pain of the family left behind
c.Affirming the power of religion to soothe souls
d.Saying what you truly feel
8. Proper grammar and sentence structure should not be tantamount concerns when writing a sympathy card.
9. When there is a death where it truly is "for the best" (ie., someone has been invalid for many years and has suffered), how should this be handled in the sympathy card?
a.The card should be written in the style of any other
b.Acknowledge the illness or accident that befell the person many years before
c.Say "it's really for the best" while acknowledging the family's suffering and the deceased's suffering
d.The wording should be even more delicate than usual
10. If, for whatever reason, you can't send a thank you note, what is a common (and accepted) alternative?
a.A pre-printed condolence card purchased from a funeral home
b.An email
c.A phone call
d.Sending your verbal condolence via another friend or family member
11. It is never appropriate to include money in a condolence card, even to a new widow with young children.
12. Who should send sympathy cards?
a.Close friends of the deceased
b.Close friends and family of the deceased
c.Family, friends and co-workers of the deceased
d.Anyone acquainted with the deceased
13. Etiquette experts prefer people send one style of sympathy card. What is it?
a.Pre-printed "drug store" card that help the giver get their feelings across
b.Blank notes that allow the sender to express their thoughts and sympathies in their own words
c.Sympathy cards provided by funeral homes
d.Cards engraved with the giver's name
14. If someone has died a violent death and you want to somehow acknowledge the particular pressure the family is under, how do you express this in your sympathy card?
a.You don't
b.You can very gently broach the topic
c.Gently broach the topic but focus on the deceased's accomplishments and life
d.Be open about it; the grieving family usually appreciates this
15. If the card is from several associates within the community, is there an order in which to sign the sympathy card?
16. where do you place a picture of the hung deceased?
a.bottom left
b.bottom right
c.a huge card on the front garden
d.get the real body and put it in a blender
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What others think about Sympathy Card Etiquette
By: Kathreen on Jan 20, 2013
  I really appreciate free, succinct, reliblae data like this.
By: jim on Feb 16, 2011
  I was blessed to have enjoyed (person) in our close freindship
By: Melody on Jul 12, 2010
  Send one as soon as possible, it doesn't help me near as much when I get one weeks or a month later. The first week of loss is the hardest and caring thoughts would be more important then.
By: jenny smith on Feb 21, 2010
  it makes one think before sending a card
By: mcdtito on Feb 15, 2010
  Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
By: jeanie on Feb 21, 2010
  It was actually painful for me to get cards and flowers after my mom died, but now I appreciate the senders and their kindness.
By: ann decca on Jan 29, 2010
  With sympathy and understanding.
By: Lucy on Aug 26, 2009
  always be honest
By: Cathy on Aug 20, 2009
  A sympathy card should not be typewritten.
By: EvePlumb on Jul 13, 2009
  Today, Plumb resides in Laguna Beach, California, with her second husband Kenneth Pace, a business consultant. She works as an artist, has served as a member of the Laguna Beach Board of Adjustments/Design Review Board since February 2002, and was elected chair pro-tem of that board in February 2005
By: Carol on Jul 8, 2009
  I'm not fond of "group" sympathy cards, as in one card with multiple signatures of perhaps co-workers. Those should be left for celebratory purposes such as birthdays and retirement. I'd rather a someone simply say "sorry for your loss" in person.
By: martha washington on Jun 18, 2009
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By: Debbie on Jun 10, 2009
  For question 12. Sympathy card should also be sent by friends, family and co-workers of the surviving family members, not just the deceased.
By: robin on Mar 30, 2009
  Sympathy card etitqueet is very important While trying to express ones sympathy we must be cautiouned to not create a statement that my be over familiar. Keep it simple, to the point and if you knew the deceased very well a small brief antcedote may be added. .
By: Me on Mar 18, 2009
  Good ideas!
By: Elaine on Feb 12, 2009
  Question: Do you mail a sympathy card to husband and wife?
By: Betty on Feb 14, 2009
  Should you address the card to an individual who lost thier parent or to the person and their spouse?
By: Jack on Nov 21, 2008
  How long should someone wait to send a sympathy card?
By: Theresa on Nov 18, 2008
  I think this is a great website. Expressing sympathy sentiments well are a comfort to those who are grieving. Poorly expressed sympathy can unknowingly inflict additional pain or discomfort...
By: Bruce on Nov 12, 2008
  My wife and I send a card to the family, a donation to a charity and a prayer to the Lord.
By: Judy on Oct 19, 2008
  I am a month late on sending a sympathy due to illness, surgery and a friend in a nursing home. Is it to late to respond to the family?
By: gail on Oct 7, 2008
  my husband just passed and although appreciated I find it difficult to read all of the cards
By: Cindy on Sep 11, 2008
  Sympathy cards are very welcome and consoling after a death.
By: Lucinda on Sep 9, 2008
  If using preprinted acknowledgements of sympathy cards, one must always ad a handwritten note
By: Ginny on Sep 4, 2008
  When my husband passed I received sympathy cards, but some people told me that they thought it would make me more upset it doesn't send cards they are greatly appreciated.
By: Mike on Aug 24, 2008
  Great site that is informative
By: Rufus on Aug 10, 2008
  Be sincere. That will come across more than anything. Forget the flowery cliches. They are not helpful to someone who is truly grieving
By: Mable on Aug 8, 2008
  why is this so difficult
By: Kay on Aug 6, 2008
  Interesting quiz
By: Debi Walsh on Aug 5, 2008
  Very good advice.
By: sally on Aug 4, 2008
  there great
By: kng18 on Jul 23, 2008
  I know the going is tough now,but just remember lifeoves on.
By: Debbie on Jul 20, 2008
  Don't try to take someone's grief from them by saying things like "Be Strong" and "He/She's in a better place now." And don't offer to help unless you put an actionable intent behind it. Don't put more burden on that person to call you.

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