Greetings Cards

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Oy vey. That...depends? Are you just observing social convention or do you know the person and really feel for them?

Back up the lesbian canoe (Laurel), Friday, 8 April 2011 17:42 (ten years ago) link

"my thoughts and prayers are with you" seems to be the stock answer. even if you or person card is going to is not very religious.

Zero pumps, massive boner (thebingo), Friday, 8 April 2011 17:42 (ten years ago) link

I might write sthing like "Thinking of you often and with all love" but only if it is in fact true.

Back up the lesbian canoe (Laurel), Friday, 8 April 2011 17:46 (ten years ago) link

if you knew the person, a brief but fond remembrance might be appropriate, i think? or an admirable quality or attribute of the departed that you'll remember them by. as well as, of course, an expression of sympathy and an offer of support, if you feel that's appropriate for your relationship with the bereaved.

tangelo amour (elmo argonaut), Friday, 8 April 2011 17:47 (ten years ago) link

i am sending two: one to the deceased's husband, who i don't know all that well, so i said my love and thoughts were with him and his family. the other is for her sister, who i have always been in closer contact with than the deceased. i really feel for her because i imagine how i'd feel if one of my sisters died. she is also one of 3, like me. but we aren't *that* close and it's hard to put all that into words.

tehresa, Friday, 8 April 2011 17:51 (ten years ago) link

not to mention the obit spells the sister's name differently than how i thought she spelled it and i'm not sure if that's an error or i've been wrong for years.

tehresa, Friday, 8 April 2011 17:53 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

I am the worst at these

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 31 July 2011 17:15 (nine years ago) link

just like wrote a message in one with a spelling error in it, then I signed it, and immediately placed my finger on all the semi wet ink and smudged everything together

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 31 July 2011 17:16 (nine years ago) link

also think the pre-smudged message was slightly offensive so illegibility may be a plus in this case

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 31 July 2011 17:17 (nine years ago) link

it was like: "I think this religious ceremony is to usher you into manhood, so you are a man now, maybe" signed me, then completely smudged

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 31 July 2011 17:18 (nine years ago) link

oh and the word I spelled wrong was the dude's name

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 31 July 2011 17:19 (nine years ago) link

try being left-handed. smudgesmearsmudge

also, i think they're called "social expression" cards now

dell (del), Sunday, 31 July 2011 17:44 (nine years ago) link

also, a few times i accidentally addressed the envelope while it was upside-down...

dell (del), Sunday, 31 July 2011 17:45 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...
seven years pass...

Any particularly good sources of greetings cards online (for UK)?

Usually use the Blank Card Company but fancy a change.

djh, Saturday, 20 February 2021 19:50 (two months ago) link


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