We’ve been touched by a couple of passings recently… I like to acknowledge such events with a handwritten card.
For most occasions I create cards from online websites, with the text printed neatly, although somewhat sterile. However, the more sensitive nature of a loss warrants a more personal – and more immediate – response. A carefully chosen notecard with a few lines of penned text seems much more appropriate.
Below is one of my favorite such cards. Instead of the obligatory flower and slightly depressing “with sympathy” wording, this bird illustration seems to represent life while the quote embodies a message of eternal being. My hope is that in time the pain subsides and the treasured memories endure, bringing a sense of comfort.