You all are the best friends a girl could ask for. Look how many of you came to my rescue with amazing input about my last post. I am brimming over with appreciation and love for you all. Thank you!
I am so intrigued by your responses, this is so helpful. I had no idea how many people are in the market for a sympathy card. No idea! Really? Sympathy cards?
In my experience, when I've really needed sympathy, nothing would have been more painful than a greeting card.
My advice is this. If you are looking for the "right" card to say sorry for your loss, find a clean, simple and respectfully unadorned sheet of correspondence stationery and tell the person how much you love and support them. Get so involved in writing the note that you start crying. Now that's a true act of showing sympathy. No decorative card could hold the same weight.
There. Now that I've unleashed my holier-than-thou opinion on sympathy cards, let's move on and continue being BFFS.
You all are incredible! Thank you for all your thoughtful responses. It was so uplifting and encouraging to hear how many of you really do still believe in the importance of the handwritten note. I am so energized by your feedback!
And I am definitely going to start writing text for my cards! It's terrifying and I'm afraid you all will hate my sense of humor but hey, I've seen enough motivational pinterest slogans to know that I will only live once and a year from now I will have wished I started now. So here we go!
Love you guys!!! Should we start more question and response themed blog posts? I love your comments so very much. This woman-to-woman sharing is so awesome. This must be what being Oprah feels like.