Too late to send sympathy card?

posted 8 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1195 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I don’t think it’s too late at all. Two weeks is esentially nothing when it comes to the mourning period. I am sure your sympathies will be appreciated by your in laws at this awful time. 

Post # 3
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

when people say anything help, they mean anything. it doesnt matter the time they still feel the loss and its important for them to know they are in your thoughts.

good for you

Post # 4
11599 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

It’s not too late. Your thoughts and condolences will be appreciated. 

Post # 5
1009 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Not late at all.  Now is when the reality is starting to set in, so your card will be appreciated.


Post # 6
5855 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Not too late. And this is the time when things can be really hard because people are going back to their lives after the funeral and the holiday season is starting so it can be a really tender time.

Also- your husband could have taken care of the card, knowing you were busy and stressed (even though you said the card was just from you). What did he send?

Post # 7
130 posts
Blushing bee

Definitely don’t think it’s too late. They will be mourning for months, not just 2 weeks. Agree with a PP that any help or thoughts are appreciated at a time like this. I think you did the right thing. 

Post # 8
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Definitely not to late and really with the increase in mail around the holidays they could think you sent it sooner but it just took a little longer than normal to get to them so I’m sure they wouldn’t think anything of when it gets to them, they’re probably still recieving sympathy cards from others as well

Post # 9
2608 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

gatsbymermaid :  edited for reading fail.  Op, it’s definitely not too late. 

Post # 10
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

You are fine. Two weeks is nothing. His family will be happy that they got one from one. 

Post # 11
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I personally don’t think it’s ever too late to express sympathy or to show you miss somebody.

Post # 12
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I agree with bibliophilacticbee :  that it’s never too late to express sympathy.  In fact I hear a lot of people say that it sucks when everybody expresses condolences in the 2-3 weeks immediately following a death and then it’s business as usual and they feel forgotten by the world.  

Post # 13
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Definitely not too late, I’m sure they will appreciate it! 

Post # 14
8716 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

gatsbymermaid :  I don’t think it’s too late. How quickly did your husband send his card?

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