A Different Kind of Sympathy Card Idea

This dog knows how some of you stampers like to shop on the weekend and we’d like to apologize for Stampin’ Up!’s IT Department having to work so hard on a Saturday on a 10+ hour work on the system (while closing our so before I get into sharing my latest paper crafting phenomena, I should let you know that we changed the hostess shopping code yesterday morning.  It’s now YZASM2GN.

I keep barking that one of the things we like about making your own cards is that you can personalize them.  You can make a card that is unique for the person.

This might not look like a sympathy card, but that’s what we made it for.  It’s for someone who has just lost her mom.  That’s a time in your life that’s just no fun.  And we want her to remember how her mom thought the world of her.

All Occasion Card Idea

And isn’t that the way that we’d all like to feel?  At least, that’s what Ann tells me.

The cards great, but it’s what she’s going to write inside that we hope will make this a card that she will keep for years.

So, what do you write in your cards?  You can stamp something inside, but what do you write to really personalize it?

Scroll down or share your answer here.  After the month is over, we’ll draw from everyone who comments during the month and the winner will get a set of our Watercolor Pencils.

If you’d like to create this card – whether to use it as an All Occasion Card or a Sympathy Card – here’s a list of what we used to make it.  If you’re reading this in your email inbox, you can see the picture list here.

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  1. I usually write how the person will be missed and we have our faith to support us in time of loss.

  2. I usually write something like: with a heavy heart I extend my deepest sympathies to you during this dark time. I’m here if you need anything, no more than a phone call away.

  3. Beautiful card! I like sympathy cards with a more positive expression of support.
    The message inside – writing that meaningful message is such a gift. My 20-something daughter has always had that gift and everyone treasures her cards for the heartfelt messages they carry inside! Wish I had her gift!

  4. Good question as to what to write inside the card….I struggle with that. I try to write something personal and encouraging. I’ll be following this post for ideas.

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