I have a couple of stamps that are suitable for this sad time & at this time I had some pre-bought cards that were also very suitable. They had embossed designs in them of butterflies - & some time ago I remember being told that butterflies were frequently used in sympathy cards. So I researched this theory & this is what I found;
"When a butterfly evolves to its state of being, it symbolises freedom from the previous trappings of its beginning and life into the beautiful highest form it can be. The evolving soul. A free and gentle being".
I think this is a beautiful thought & I am sure we all hope that this is what happens to our loved ones & friends. If I have the need to make sympathy cards I try to incorporate this into my cards. Here are the ones I made this week;
Tonight we have learnt of the passing of another colleague - our thoughts are with everyone closely associated to these two people.
This has been a sad year - but today I also learnt of the birth of a baby - so time to be cheerful too.
Whether you are celebrating the arrival of a new family member - or mourning the loss of one - our thoughts are with you.