Sunday, July 11, 2010

Inspirational Sunday Post

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card for my inspirational Sunday post.  This card features the very recently retired stamp set Close as a Memory and its previously retired, coordinating wheel, Watercolor Vine.

I love hand-stamped sympathy cards.  That may sound strange, but death happens every day and will affect each and every one of us numerous times during our own lifetimes.  During a time of someone's grief, I think a hand-stamped card is one of the most appropriate expressions of love, care, and hope that can be offered.

Whether it's for a loved one or someone you know only casually yet wish to express your heartfelt condolences, a hand-stamped card is just right.   Write a few sentences inside the card offering your deepest sympathies, and add a Bible verse.  You may have a favorite one for this purpose or one that is especially meaningful to the person receiving the card.  Psalm 23 is a favorite during times of loss, and its familiarity brings comfort while its timeless words of truth soothe a grieving soul.  The words on this card, (one of two beautiful verses in the stamp set Close as a Memory), are so true.  Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

1 comment:

  1. I was just talking with my cousin today and she mentioned getting a hand made card in the mail and the difference it made for her. She compared it to getting a store bought card and just said she felt like the person really went out of their way to actually make the card and it meant a lot to her. Great work, Candy!!!