Card - Everything Happens for a Reason

$5.00

Description

Lots of times when well-meaning people have absolutely no idea what to say to someone going through an incredibly challenging time (like major illness or grief), the ole chestnut “everything happens for a reason” slips out. Maybe eventually, with time and distance, this becomes more appropriate. But not immediately. In fact, it can feel incredibly confusing and hurtful to hear this. While we would never advocate for actual violence, giving someone this encouragement card lets them know you’re in their corner. You might not know what it feels like to be in their shoes, but you know when to be irritated on their behalf. And that will mean a lot. Trust us.

  • Blank card, A2 size (4.25 inches x 5.5 inches)
  • Heavyweight uncoated stock
  • Blank card with matching kraft envelope
  • Comes in card sleeve derived from plant-based PLA that is certified compostable


     

     

    After a cancer diagnosis, founder, Emily McDowell, learned that sometimes people drift away simply because they don’t know what to say. She also learned that there wasn’t a huge supply of greeting cards available that spoke authentically to complex or nontraditional life experiences. So in 2012 she started writing and illustrating her own cards, reflecting her real, complicated life—like Valentines for people who are kinda ambiguously dating, Mother’s Day cards for people who aren’t technically your mom, and cards for seriously ill people who might find “get well” messages awkward at best.

    At Em & Friends, they make cards and products for the relationships people really have and the lives we really lead: relationships and lives that are messy and beautiful, tricky and wonderful, and a whole bunch of everything else in between.