Sending someone going through a hard time a thinking of you card is a lovely way to let them know you are there for them. It acts as physical evidence of your thoughts and support. It's often so hard to know what to say or do when someone looses someone close to them or is going through a really difficult time, but receiving a handwritten card goes a long way and let's that person know they're in your thoughts, without you feeling like your imposing on them at a sensitive time.
It can be an extremely difficult card to write though, sometimes awful things happen, and knowing what to say is hard, especially if you haven't experienced something similar yourself. There are no right or wrong ways to let someone know they are in your thoughts and how you go about it will depend upon your individual relationship with the person concerned. If you're having difficulty conjuring the words below are a few tips to help you in writing your card.
Acknowledge the Situation
If something awful has happened don't be afraid to say this is awful. Acknowledging the terrible thing that has happened shows empathy for the person you're writing to. If you've experienced something similar yourself you can say you've been through it and know it's terrible.
Equally if you haven't experienced something similar you can acknowledge that you can't imagine what they must be going through.
Let them know you're here
Simply letting the person know that you're there if they want to talk can really mean a lot to someone. Depending on your relationship with the person you may have already exchanged phone numbers, if not put your number in the card. This leaves the ball in their court and means you don't feel like your intruding at a difficult time.
If You Can't Be There in Person
You may be sending a card because you won't see the person for a long time. In that case let them know that you wish you could be, if you want to give them a great big hug tell them that.
Anything that may bring a smile at difficult times will be appreciated.
Sometimes you might feel that you don't know what to say, that's okay too, acknowledge that...
"There are no words, only love."