Hello this is Julie.
Do you struggle with Sympathy Cards....I do!
In fact, sometimes, despite my best intentions, they neither get made nor sent.
This past weekend after a conversation with a widowed friend about the loneliness of grief I thought long and hard about my feelings. Loss of family and friends is an experience we all face, often quite unexpectedly.
After my friend had gone I had to make two sympathy cards and so rather reluctantly I began.
Now Susan K. Weckesser is known for a whimsical and light style but it was in fact some remnant papers and her super Washi Tape Stamps for Unity that began a creating session.
Using Time To Create Handmade Embellishments meant I had my two cards done in a little time.
Why not, I thought, create some more cards to have on hand?
Inside this one it says "I'm thinking of You!
I don't like "With Sympathy", so instead I use words that will have meaning for the recipient and enable me to be personal in what I write.
If my card can reach out to a bereaved friend and let them know I care then perhaps the loneliness will be lessened a little. I know how I have appreciated the thoughtful gestures and kindness we have received over the last few years.
After all, a response that is heartfelt and real will always ease sadness, even if it is just a little.