People often feel obligated to find a silver lining in every tragedy, but sometimes, there simply isn’t one. The only thing that might help in these circumstances is to be present for all the parts that hurt.
This card is a good way to show your loved one that you acknowledge the enormity of their loss, while also indicating your willingness to show up when it sucks.
Front: I’m not going to BS you by trying to make your tragedy “better,” so I’m simply going to say: This sucks & I’m here.
Inside: Like, REALLY here—Not only to pick up your groceries or walk your dog, but for all of the messy parts that come with loss, too: Cancelling appointments, planning a funeral—Even if you just want to call me at 3am to vent or cry or scream—You name it and I’m here. -ALWAYS-
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About our Greeting Cards
All greeting cards on Adrian’s Elephant were created using templates and elements found in Canva.com and are completely free to download and print for personal purposes. Read more about Canva’s use policies here.
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Cards are sized to print on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper, and are also compatible with greeting card templates such as those produced by Avery or many other vendors of office supplies. If your template is smaller than 8.5″ x 11″, you will need to scale the design to fit. You can also print via many online services or through a local print shop.
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Check out some additional resources for friends and family below:
Resources Homepage for Friends and Family
Notes for the Support Team
The Phone Call you Never Expect to Receive: Supporting a Loved One after the Loss of a Child
10 Things to Say to a Loved One after the Death of their Child