Card - Wishes for You as a Parent



After taking several unscientific polls of parents, it can be confirmed with a high degree of confidence that they worry A LOT about EVERYTHING. This card is a loving beacon that you’re there for them through all of it with the sweetest wishes and support.

  • Blank card, A2 size (4.25 x 5.5 inches)
  • Printed on heavyweight uncoated stock
  • Comes with a matching kraft envelope

Card reads: My wishes for you as a parent: May you remember that you are doing the best you can with what you have. May you release any guilt you feel over screen time, cereal for dinner, and hiding in the bathroom to get four seconds of alone time. May everyone in your home sleep well, and sleep often. May you remember that you always have my support and respect, and that worrying if you're screwing up your kids is an excellent sign that you're not actually screwing up your kids. May you find time to breathe and have faith that everyone will be okay.



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.