Friday, July 6, 2007

Sympathy Cards

One of my acquaintances lost her 6 month old daughter. It was a horrible accident.

I'll post about that later when I have my head around it more.

Today I went to buy her a sympathy card. In Hallmark.

There were THREE cards to choose from about losing a child. There were over 20 to choose from about losing a cat/dog/pet.

WHAT IS THAT??????

I am so mad I am about to call Hallmark. What kind of society do we have when there are more cards mourning the death of pets than children?

I wish it meant that parents never lost a child.

I think it's more of a comment about us- not knowing what to say. I don't know either, that's why I was trying to buy a card.

My Church group in makig a gift basket- for the parents and the siblings. I am thinking of giving some craft items for the children- and maybe a gift certificate.

But I really have no idea what to say.

3 comments:

Toni said...

I am so sorry for your friend. I couldn't even fathom what they must be going through!

Queen Heather said...

That is so sad.

I think there are so few cards because no one knows what to say and perhaps because it is such a horror few people could even contemplate what to put in a card (as far as employees at Hallmark). I dunno.

Very sad.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Read this...

http://cribchronicles.com/2007/06/16/come-away-human-child/

It's about what you can say.