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Sympathy just got easier – send an e-card

When someone receives bad news, it can be difficult to know what to say.  Barring close friends and family, somebody else’s bad news can sometimes provoke unexpected, awkward reactions; have you ever found yourself laughing at the news somebody has died?  It’s this not knowing what to say that makes people who have recently suffered a bereavement or received bad news feel even more alone and there’s a feeling that we have to handle them delicately in case they break.  If someone you know has received bad news or something terrible has happened to them or a member of their family, you could send an e-card.

Why choose e-cards?

Sometimes, it can be depressing to have a row of cards on your mantelpiece expressing sympathy for your situation.  Nobody wants to be constantly reminded of bad news during difficult times.  If you can’t visit your friend during their hour of need, you can send a sympathy card online.  You might think this seems a little detached, but it’s actually a great way to lift their spirits and will let them know you’re thinking of them.  You don’t even have to come up with a message for the inside of the card, just choose something appropriate and personalize the card to suit – you can even add photos or videos.

Instant delivery

It can be hard finding the time to pick up, write and post a card, particularly if you live in a rural area, but e-cards can be sent instantly, so there’s no need to worry.  All you need is the recipient’s email address and you’re good to go.  Finding an e-card in their inbox is sure to please them far more than being bombarded with hundreds of cards from well-meaning family members and friends in the post.

It doesn’t matter what you’re expressing sympathy for; whether it’s something as life changing as a bereavement or just the fact that somebody is having a bad month at work, sending a sympathy e-card is one of the best ways to show your support.  It won’t cost you anything, just a few seconds of your time, and you could really brighten someone’s day.  You’ll find plenty of sites where you can send sympathy cards online, so take the time to choose the card that’s right for the recipient.

Greeting Bear offers a range of free animated and personalized e-cards for you to send to loved ones, so you can send sympathy cards online or wish someone happy birthday. You’ll even find a wide range of gifts available, for occasions from Mother’s Day to Valentine’s Day; there’s something for everyone.