Death and Dying: The Art of Condolence Letter Writing

Join funeral director Amy Cunningham in a marvelous hour-long talk on historic letters of condolence that will include the writings of Benjamin Franklin, Queen Victoria, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway, Martin Luther King and more authors of note. We’ll discuss why it’s sadly so natural to postpone condolence letter writing, make excuses and then feel guilty for not reaching out. Learn how to overcome the perfectionism and hear what’s helpful to convey to grieving people and what’s not. This workshop is a lot of fun and will conclude with tips on what to collect for your condolence letter writing kit so you’re ready to be of greater comfort, especially today, when so many people are coping with loss.

Amy is a New York state licensed funeral director and the owner of Fitting Tribute Funeral Services which specializes in green burials, home funerals, cremation services and memorial events of all sorts. She maintains a lively blog called


Feb 07 2021


9:45 am