Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Sympathy Cards

Had to buy one yesterday.
Found them to be totally and completely insipid, inadequate.
Written by people who have never lost the essential.
Saying stupid meaningless words.
You still have the love...
the memories...
every sunset a reminder...
That doesn't help.
Not at all.
Just makes me angry.
How dare you, Hallmark.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why does everything have to be so hard. I understand and when I buy a blank one I get home and my pen does not know where to start. My heart goes out to you dear friend.
Love Sharon

karen gerstenberger said...

Oh, Karen, I've felt this way SO MANY TIMES, too! I finally found ONE card that I like, and I just photocopy it and paste it onto a blank one. ONE CARD out of all of them that doesn't overdo/underdo/falsify/BS it.
I love your honesty! and I'm sorry for your loss. XOXO

Daisy said...

That's why I usually end up taking a blank one and taking a chance with my own inadequate words.

Really? Every sunset a reminder? Does make me want to smack someone and I'm more or less a pacifist.

Mich

Anonymous said...

I can't TELLLL you how many times i've been through that! Makes you feel like nobody gets it. But, how could they get it.
That smackin someone thing gave me a belly laugh...you have no idea how very close i've come. I'm just glad no one can read my mind.
I love you Karen and wish you didn't have to "get it". Becky L

Liza's Eyeview said...

Karen, I remember how you love making cards for special occasion ... those were beautiful precious cards you made (like the one for Gardner's birth). How about making special sympathy cards to sell on Etsy? Not necessarily for profit, but to give people a choice ... a better choice ... a better card to send to someone who is grieving... just a thought ....

Gannet Girl said...

I so wish I didn't know exactly what you mean.

Anna Flowergardengirl™ said...

Well good grief--we can not have that!!! I've got enough pictures to fill the Empire State Building! Well then let's me and you start our own!
I'm doing everything else--what's one more! Sounds like a good idea. How dare they not make a good card. Never occurred to me they wouldn't know how.

Anna Flowergardengirl said...

Bothers me they don't know how to make a card. I'm sitting here thinking about it. Holding your heart in mine Karen.