Sunday, March 11, 2007

Condolence card

This evening I did an unusual layout. I called my Grandma today and she told me that one of her dearest friends had suddenly died. He was 86 and had lived a rich and fulfilled life, especially the last 10 years where he fell in love with my Grandma's best girl-friend. They were so cute together. I won't be able to go to his funeral, because they live on the other side of Germany, so I will send her a card. The condolence cards you can buy are either very religious (which I'm not) or boring, so I decided to make one myself.
Credits: True Colors blue paper (recolored in black) by Lori Wiley, font: DominicanItalic, the Angel is a picture I took a while back at an old cemetery in town. The card reads: The bad thing about death is not the fact that he takes a loved one from us, but rather that he leaves us alone with our memories.

15 comments:

Ann Marie said...

your sympathy card is very beautiful, and the saying is very appropriate.

Barb said...

That saying is so profound. WOW. Is it a quote or is it your original? I find it so true.
Beautiful card.

Carol said...

Oh my God, that is amazingly beautiful and so very heartfelt. The picture is stunning, perfect. I hope your card will help the family to heal. It's from the heart.

Judy said...

That is such a beautiful and thoughtful card. I am sure she will appreciate it.

Debby said...

So sorry about your friend. Thank you for all your hard work finding us the freebies. You are so sweet to do this. Here is a hug for you and one for your mom.

Joyce said...

Your card is beautiful and so is the saying thanks for showing it to us.

The Grubbs said...

That is beautiful. Extra comfort for your Grandma and her friend at this time.

Muka said...

this is so beautiful!! i love the lone angel with the rose against the dark background... and the saying is so sweet! hugs to you and your grandma.

Anonymous said...

schluck - das Lo bzw. die Karte ist wirklich sehr schön geworden, wenn auch für einen so traurigen Anlass...
Alles Gute für euch und für deine Oma!

Liebe Grüße

Gerti

susie2004 said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! It is such a wonderful and kind card I am sure it will mean a great deal to those who recieve it.

my2boys said...

gorgeous card my sweet. sorry for the loss of your family friend. great picture!

Anonymous said...

Great job with the card, I am loving seeing your layouts, you do such lovely work. Every Good bye is so sad. I hope the family is comforted

Dana said...

Ich habe schon immer mal nach einer Erklaerung gesucht, die den Tod eines geliebten beschreibt. Ja, der Tod ist ein Teil des Lebens, es tut dennoch verdammt weh, jemanden zu verlieren! Absolutely love this page!!!

Sarah said...

This is simply beautiful and so loving.

The Life of Inque said...

Sorry for your loss. This is so profound!!! My friend was killed on saturday (hit and run). He was only 20 years old and just starting life. Thank you for sharing.