You may have already spotted Emily McDowell's line of empathy cards, but I wanted to share them again.
Not only is she a talented illustrator, McDowell is also a survivor of Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma. “The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called ‘sir’ by Starbucks baristas, or sickness from chemo,” McDowell writes on her website. “It was the loneliness and isolation I felt when many of my close friends and family members disappeared because they didn’t know what to say, or said the absolute wrong thing without realizing it.” The empathy cards provide “better, more authentic ways to communicate about sickness and suffering.”
The cards are beautiful, and McDowell's humor is (as ever) totally on point. Find them all right here.