Saturday, March 30, 2019

How to Make a Card for Someone Chronically Ill

  • Do need a card for someone with a chronic or terminal illness?
  • Are most "Get Well" cards inappropriate for the situation?
  • Is the person probably never going to return to their "old" normal or previous level of "wellness"?
  • Do you just not know what to say?
I am about to ease your mind.  Just speak from your heart and talk to your friend the way you always have  There is no proper or right thing you must say.  Just be you and love them like you always have.

Make your card based on the personality of the receiver and what they would like  If your relationship has been full of humor, make a funny card.  If they love all things elegant, delicate, and floral, this card would show you are thinking of them

The front panel of this card was created by inking one side of the embossing folder and then running the paper in the embossing folder through the Big Shot.  This will transfer  the ink to your card front layer while creating your beautiful embossed paper.

When I was first diagnosed with cancer, receiving cards, items, or words that were obviously personally chosen with me in mind did wonders for my spirit.  I did not feel alone as I was facing the daily struggle that is cancer. 

There are other chronic health struggles that seem to overwhelm your world.  A thinking of you card or "sending healing vibes" can let your friend know their struggle is noticed and they don't have to silently face it alone.  Healing doesn't always have to be physical.  Perhaps a healing of spirit will happen for both of you.

When making a card for your friend with chronic or terminal illness, be sure you leave space to write a personal note on the inside  Let them know you are thinking of them and maybe tell a funny or sentimental memory that you have of your relationship with them.

When you need a card for someone and a "get well" card just doesn't fit, make sure you are keeping them in mind as your create your card.  Show them you were thinking of them and will continue to do so.  Don't drop a card in the mail and then drop off the planet. Continue to reach out and show them love and kindness.  And, if you are the one with the chronic or terminal illness, think about someone else you know in the same situation and spend time thinking of them and create a card to spread some love and kindness.  This craft therapy will benefit both of you.

Make sure you head over to Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #192 to see the inspiration cards by the design team and other creative entries.

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  1. Beautiful Card Angel! You did such a great job inking your embossing folder to create that beautiful background! Thanks so much for joining us at SIP for our sketch challenge this week!

  2. Love love love that embossing folder. Your card is perfect for our sketch challenge this week. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

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