52 Weeks of Mail: Week 13 - Sympathy
I hope your weekend is starting out well. I am enjoying my morning cup of coffee while sharing my weekly mail creation. The theme for Week 13 is sympathy. I am certain most of you have experienced the loss of a loved one. While sending this type of mail is not as a happy and fun as mailing congratulatory wishes, flip flops or a piece of chocolate cake. I believe it's a meaningful gesture. In the past, I've usually avoided creating sympathy cards and would always purchase them. I find it challenging to find the right words and design for a sympathy card, but I wanted to push-the-envelope and give it my best try. Here's what I came up with:
I kept it simple by printing the words "Sending love and sympathy" on the front and used a tulip stamp with black ink on the right side. After letting the ink dry, I added touches of green and purple water color paint to the tulips. For the envelope liner I simply painted a full sheet of paper (water color paper works best) with shades of purple and pink. Once the paper was dry, I cut out the liner using my A2 envelope template and secured to the inside of the envelope. Finally, I left the inside blank and wrote hand written messages. Not sure what to write? You could include a quote, poem and find ideas on Pinterest to help find the right words.
Annie was feeling left out while I was snapping photos for my post. She wants to say hello and send puppy kisses to those who have recently lost a loved one, or just missing a loved one who left us a while ago. Toodles!
All Photos via Designs By Jolene