Thursday, October 30, 2014

Planning ahead ...

My friend called the other day to tell me her best friend's mother is under Hospice care.  She asked if I could create sympathy cards to be ready to mail to her friend and her two sisters.

Becka loves the color green.  She loves birds (all animals, actually) and flowers.  I hope she finds comfort in her time of need when she opens this card.

Laura loves the color red and poppies.  I chose this paper for her and finished it off with a heart and a full tulle bow.

"Anything girlie" was the request for Kathy's card.  I'm hoping she sees bright and sunny days again - just like the sunny yellow on this card.  The settee's extra touch just made me happy and I am hoping it will make her smile, too.

If you look closely, you will see that there is a butterfly on each of the cards.  If there aren't any on the paper, one is added to every sympathy card I create.  I've been told butterflies are a symbol of life after death because of its stages of transformation from egg to adult.

These girls are going to have some rough days ahead of them - I remember all too well.  If you still have your mom, tell her you love her and give her a hug.


  1. Each card is lovely. Hugs to the girls who will receive these cards. I, too, remember those days too well.

  2. Susie-- these are so lovely. The sentiment is so perfect-I love the butterfly theme. You always know the perfect thing to put on your beautiful cards--