It has been a WHILE!

by ktstamps, 11:16 AM

Sympathy cards serve as a tangible expression of our empathy and concern during times of loss, whether the loss involves a beloved human or a cherished animal companion. Crafting a sympathy card requires a delicate balance of sensitivity and sincerity, acknowledging the pain of loss while offering comfort and support. For human losses, the language tends to gravitate towards celebrating the life of the deceased and offering solace that they will be remembered fondly. It's a gentle reminder that the love and memories shared with the departed continue to live on in the hearts of those left behind.

When the loss involves a pet, the tone of the sympathy card similarly acknowledges the deep bond between the pet and its owner. It’s important to recognize that for many, pets are not just animals but family members who provide unconditional love and companionship. The message might emphasize the joy and unconditional love the pet brought into their owner's life, and how such a unique bond can never be forgotten. This can be a comforting reminder that their pet's legacy is one of love and joy.

Regardless of whether the loss is of a human or an animal, the essence of a sympathy card lies in its ability to convey heartfelt empathy. It means saying, "I'm here for you in this difficult time." To enhance the personal touch, sharing a fond memory of the deceased or mentioning their unique qualities can make the message more personal and meaningful.

I did a card for a human and one for a pet.  I often make Sympathy cards due to aging and losing friends and family!  This time around, I wanted to add the loss of animals.  Just recently I lost my favorite chicken.  She was beautiful, loving, and not very smart.  But her kindness was incredible.  Two raccoons entered our yard and she didn't get away!   I am still sad today!  The animal card is for all of you who have lost a loved one!

Pet Card


Stamps: Lasting Joy, Peaceful Moments
Ink: Momento
Paper: Basic White, Basic Black
Accessories: Label Me Lovely Punch, Dog Builder Punch, Resin Hearts Embellishments, Animal Prints Embossing Folder, Take your Pick tool, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Dimensions, Liquid glue


Basic White: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" score at 4-1/4", 3-3/4" x 5", Scrap piece for punch
Basic Black: 4" x 5-1/4", 3-1/2" x 4-3/4"
Black Dots DSP: 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" (I don't know the name of this DSP)

                                                                          Poppy Card


Stamps: Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments, Softly Sophisticated
Ink: Poppy Parade, Momento
Paper: Basic White, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Deckled Rectangles Dies, Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels, Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine, Take your Pick tool, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Dimensions, Liquid glue, Wink of Stella, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, Poppy Parade Stampin Blends Combo Pack, Old Olive Stampin Blends Combo Pack


Basic White 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" score at 4-1/4", Scrap piece for the 4th Rectangle Die-cut
Poppy Parade: 3" x 4-1/4"

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