6 Free, Colorful Sympathy Cards to Share on Social Media


Being there for someone after a loss is an important way to show you care. However, it’s not always easy to send a physical card, sympathy gift basket, or another condolence gift. When you need to show support quickly and easily, sharing an eCard is a great option. 

To simplify this process, we’ve created a variety of free, colorful sympathy cards to share on Facebook or social media. Whether you send these in a direct message, post them on someone’s profile, or even print them for a physical card, they’re sure to convey your support when it matters the most. 

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There’s a reason sympathy eCards are so popular in this day and age. These free cards are a creative yet powerful way to be there in a few clicks. Here are our favorite free, colorful sympathy cards to share on social media. 

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How to Download the Free Sympathy Cards for Facebook

To download our free sympathy gift cards for Facebook or another social media profile, use the form below. From there, you’ll open a zip file with all of the graphics. This is where you can select the one you like best or save them for later. 

These free sympathy cards are something great to have saved on your computer just in case. While they’re ideal if you need them right away, they’re a necessity for when tragedy strikes. Finding the right words to offer condolences is often a challenge. Our gorgeous cards do the hard, emotional work for you so you can be there for your loved one. 

How to Share Your Sympathy Cards on Facebook

To share your sympathy cards on Facebook, you have two options. You can either post the image directly on the bereaved profile or send it in a direct message.

To post it on someone’s profile, follow these steps below:

  1. Log in to Facebook and navigate to the user’s profile.
  2. In the section for writing a post, click “Photo/Video.” 
  3. Upload your chosen free sympathy card. 
  4. Type a quick, compassionate message of support (optional).
  5. When your image has uploaded and you’ve written a message, click “Post.” 

To send your image to someone’s Facebook inbox, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Facebook Messenger app or navigate to the Messenger section on the desktop website of Facebook. 
  2. Click the user’s name. 
  3. In the message box, click the photo icon to upload your sympathy card.
  4. Click “Send” once the image has been uploaded. You can also leave an additional message with the photo. 

Sending your message on Facebook or to someone’s Facebook profile is simple. If you’d prefer to use another social media account, consider these choices below. 

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How to Share a Sympathy Card on Instagram

If you’d rather send your free sympathy card on Instagram, you’ll need different steps. First, it’s not possible to publish an image to someone else’s account. You can publish your own post with the card, but you’ll need to tag them in it if you want to make sure they find it. 

Otherwise, the best choice is to simply message it to them using Instagram’s messaging feature. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app and log in. 
  2. Navigate to your loved one’s account using the search feature. 
  3. On their account, click “Message” to open the message box. 
  4. Click the photo icon to the left of the message box to upload your photo. 
  5. Write a short message (optional) and click  “Send.” 

Note: If this account isn’t following you on Instagram, your message will not show in their primary inbox. It will appear as a message “request,” and your virtual card will be blurred until they click on it. 

How to Share a Sympathy Card on Twitter

Last but not least, you can also share a sympathy card on Twitter. This can be done by posting in response to a post or by sending a direct message. 

To post a response to an existing post, follow these steps:

  1. After you log in to your account and navigate to the user’s page, find the post you want to reply to. 
  2. Click the “Reply” button. This appears as a chatbox under the post. 
  3. When tweeting your reply, you can click the image button (the landscape icon) to upload your free sympathy card. 
  4. You can add an optional post, but you’re limited to Twitter’s character count. 
  5. When you’re ready to post, click “Reply.” 

If you’d rather message your card directly, use these steps instead:

  1. Navigate to your loved one’s Twitter profile.
  2. At the top of their page, click the message icon. It looks like an envelope. 
  3. Click the photo upload icon in the message box and upload your card. 
  4. Write an optional message, and click the send arrow. 

As you can see, it’s simple to share your free sympathy card on any platform of your choice. Consider what platform they use the most, and choose what makes the most sense for them. 

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10 Free Facebook Sympathy Messages to Accompany Your Card

How do you know what to say on Facebook when someone dies? Sharing a sympathy message with your free card is a powerful way to show support, but it’s tricky to find the right words. 

Here are 10 free Facebook sympathy messages to pair with your ecard. These are also great for other platforms. Check ‘em out:

  • Sending you all of my love and comfort during this time. 
  • You’re always in my thoughts and prayers. 
  • I am here for you no matter what you need. 
  • I’m so sorry for your loss, and I’m always here for you. 
  • There are no words for this loss. May you stay strong. 
  • Wishing you all the strength, courage, and love. 
  • Sending you my deepest condolences. 
  • I hope you find comfort in friends and family during this challenging time. 
  • Words can’t take away your loss, but we wish you comfort and peace.
  • I’ll always remember [Name]. You’re in my thoughts. 

Send a Free Sympathy Card Virtually

Sending a free sympathy card only takes a few moments of your time, so it’s the easiest way to show up for someone in need. Whether you’re wishing someone comfort after a loss or sharing a memory of the deceased, these messages matter more than you think. 

Use these free cards above to send a sympathy card when it matters most. Though these images and messages might be virtual, that doesn’t mean they don’t still have an impact. 

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