Friday, September 28, 2007

Simple Sympathy

What is it about sympathy cards that makes it hard to come up with something that is thoughtful but not too overdone? Is it because grief is complicated enough without adding too much to it?

Well, recently a friend of mine lost her husband and I wanted to get something out to her ASAP, so I came up with this. It's a little softer looking in person because the "shadow" of the flowers is a soft blue and the gray brings down the harshness of the black.... but still conveys the sympathy theme.

ALSO, this is where YOU come in - I'd love to have people send cards to her from all over to help ease her grief because her world is completely upside down right now. She and her husband just purchased a bowling alley last year and have put all they have into it, and her husband was the one who ran it full time. She has no children, so her husband was her entire world for more than 25 years. My heart just goes out to her.... So if anyone is interested in assisting by sending a card her way, please email me and I'll send you her address. Thanks so much.

Here's the card I made:
images (c) Stampin' Up!, 1990-2007

Set: Heartfelt Sympathy
Colors: Basic Black, Going Gray, Bashful Blue
Other: white grosgrain

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Lovely card for such a sad event. I'm emailing you right now....

M.

Nettystamps said...

Beautiful sentiment, very sorry to hear such sad news. I will try to contact you so I can also send her a card to let her know she is not as alone as she feels she is right now.

anette648@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

Lovely card Gina. These are difficult as you conveyed in your post to create. I would like to participate. Deb

Angel Wilde said...

I'd love to send a card, please send me her address.
angel2stamp@yahoo.com
YOUR card is gorgeous btw!

rockfestqueen said...

Your card is just perfect. I'm getting mine ready to send. Big hugs to you, my friend!
Kaye

Gina Wrona said...

OMG! How tragic! Definately, count me in.

Anonymous said...

how sad, I hope the cards will help ease the pain............

Jenny Wrona