Remember When

Don't you hate when you need to send a sympathy card?  It can be nice to have some sympathy cards on hand, but I find that I enjoy the process of praying for someone as I make them a card after they have lost a loved one.  Don't get me wrong, I hate that there is a need, but I love that I can do "something" for them, no matter how small.

As much as a sympathy card is appreciated in that first week, I think it means even more in the weeks and months that follow the loss.  In those first days everything can be a blur.  Later it seems as though everyone but you has moved on.  It is then that a sympathy card received has such a deep impact.   So if you are a procrastinator and think it is too late to send a card, you could end up sending it at the perfect moment. 
I wanted to do some tearing for this card.  For some reason it seemed appropriate.  Perhaps it is the tears, or because a heart is broken.  This card is for someone who has lost her father, so I also wanted the card to have a masculine touch.

I did add a few pearls.

The inside looks like it is on an angle because I am trying to hold it open in one hand and take a picture in the other.  It looks much straighter in person.  (at least I hope it does)

I hope you never need to send a sympathy card, but if you do then I hope this inspired you in some way.  My prayers are with each of you who have lost somebody you love.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Card Recipe:  All items Stampin' UP!
Paper: Retired DSP, Very Vanilla CS, Sahara Sand CS, Soft Suede Cardstock
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamps: Word Play, En Francais, Four Frames, Blessings From Heaven, Retired Background stamp
Misc.: Brushed Bronze, Bronze Button, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Decorative Label Punch


Lynn McAuley said...

This is beautiful, Heather!! I love your fabulous torn paper design!!

Bexx said...

This is brilliant. I've been struck by your wisdom for procrastinators like me. You are exactly right! Thanks.

Dorothy S said...

This is such a great look for a sympathy card - the tearing is perfect.
You asked a question about a recent card on my blog. The textured black cs comes from a large pack I purchased at Costco several years ago - it is called handmade paper. It is thicker than regular cs, has different patterns and textures - all black.

Andrea said...

Beautiful! I love the tearing-it just seems so right for a sympathy card!

swtpeapati said...

Thank you Heather! I have purposely waited a month to send a sympathy card to our pastor's wife for the very reason that you mentioned. Thank you for sharing your tho'ts with us! BLESSINGS!!! patti

Heather North said...

Thanks, Dorothy, for answering my question.

swtpeapati- I'm glad I'm not alone in my thoughts.

Mum of 4 said...

This is a great sympathy card, love the tearing! TFS!!!