Life brings us many experiences, both happy and sad. This post is about one of the experiences we will all have in our lives. This is not intended to be a sad post, but one that may be helpful to you in the future.
When you select a greeting card to give to someone it is usually for a happy occasion: a birthday celebration, a marriage, the arrival of a new baby, or a thank you. There is also a card that people send at a more trying time; to express your condolences to the family who lost a loved one.
We have all had to give a sympathy card to someone in our lives. These cards are the most difficult to purchase. Before I began creating handmade cards, I remember standing in a card aisle browsing through the numerous sympathy cards to find one for my aunt. I must admit, I became a bit emotional remembering my late aunt as I read the cards’ messages.
When I needed a condolence card, I found it more difficult to create one at the time. I learned to create a few sympathy cards so they would be available when I needed one. If you keep one sympathy card on hand, you won’t have to make a special trip or struggle to find a card when it’s needed. A note card or thinking of you card can also be used to express your condolences. When you already have a card, your thoughts can be focused on what to write in the card.
The sympathy and note cards I have created usually have a simple, printed message. Some people choose to sign their name after the written message, while others may also include their own thoughts. Of course, this is a very personal choice and there are no set rules to express our feelings.
I would like to share some messages I have used, and perhaps will be helpful to you. These can be used alone, or combined to create a special message.
Sharing in your sorrow with prayer, love and friendship.
It is difficult to say goodbye to someone you love.
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
May those around you help you through the coming days.
I hope you and your family find the peace you need to get through this time in you life.
If you would like to have a condolence card created for you, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can design a special card for you. I will send you a picture for your approval before I mail it.
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Enjoy your creative day! ~~~~Vickie