I had the chance this past weekend to attend a dear friend’s father’s funeral. Recently, I held a class and we made a set of Sympathy Thank You cards to give to someone who has lost a loved one. We used the stamp set Kindness and Compassion shown here:
While flowers are beautiful and expected, I wanted to give my friend something more. This set is beautiful and the words are unlike any I have seen before, especially the sentiment “Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy”. This set also makes beautiful Thank You cards for many other occasions, as well as a condolence card. The script and mixed fonts is gorgeous. So, I wanted to make this journey easier for her by providing thank you cards for her to send after the funeral and business subsided. Here is the set of cards I made:
I used the Frosted Floral DSP from the Holiday mini catalog as I thought it reflected the occasion with the watercolored flowers and frosted finish. While this DSP is no longer available to purchase, you could substitute several different sets of DSP for this set of cards. I simply found different shapes that the sentiment would fit into and went from there. Each card is also stamped on the inside with the following sentiments, and then the five cards with envelopes fit nicely in our Acetate Card Boxes.
The card on the top is one of our Whisper White notecards used as the card from me to my friend to express my sympathy. It is the card on the bottom left in the picture of all the cards that says “Our sincere condolences”.
While funerals and death are not something we want to think about unless necessary, this is a wonderful expression of love. I made up several sets to have on hand and have already given out two. Hope you can see the usefulness of this stamp set and gift set and take some time during this wintry weather (it is going to be a chilly 71 here in Alabama today! Crazy weather!) to make some for yourself.
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