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Too late to write a sympathy card?
Is there a deadline on this? Or can I send it whenever?
It's never too late. When you lose a loved one, you get a flood of sympathy cards and phone calls, and then people move on with their own lives, and you still feel stuck in this moment of grief by yourself. A note a month or two after the loss, or even a year later, can help them not feel like they're the only one grieving the person's passing.
I agree, the sooner the better. However, as we know grieving is a long process and people are healing for a long time after a death. A nice card out of the blue to let them know they're still in your thoughts definitely couldn't hurt.