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Chapter 23. Letter Perfect > People Who Like People: Social Notes - Pg. 268

Letter Perfect Do ... · Show the person that you care and you have been affected by the loss. 268 Write Angles Unless you have a handicap that prevents you from handwriting, letters of condolence should always be handwritten. · · · · Keep the letter sincere. Write from the heart. Use a compassionate and sorrowful tone. Offer friendship or love, whatever the relationship. Include specific details about the person's admirable traits. Tell a brief story about the time the person picked you up from the airport at midnight, for example. Try to show that your loss is greater than the person's loss. It isn't. Rehash the tragedy and the gory details. Don't ... · ·