There Is No Good Card for This

This morning on my drive to work, I heard an interview with Emily McDowell on NPR. If you haven’t heard of her amazing Empathy Cards, stop reading right now and go check them out!

Seriously, I’ll wait.


After I lost Jane, a coworker sent me this card:


I went straight to and ordered 20 cards the same day.


I didn’t even realize until this morning that she has an infertility card too! (Although many of her other designs would also be perfect for infertility, pregnancy loss, or a whole bunch of other shitty things…)


Anyway, the reason for the interview was that she just coauthored a book, titled – wait for it – “There Is No Good Card for This: What to Do When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to the People You Love.”


I live with my foot permanently wedged in my mouth, and have lamented the fact that I have been/would be pretty worthless at comforting a friend in the way my amazing friends (including several who read this blog) did for me.


I just added this book to my Amazon cart. Can’t wait!

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  1. Jane Allen

     /  February 14, 2017

    Actress Diane Farr set up a line of unusual cards after sending one out to announce a broken engagement. The cover read Single! Inside stated: met the wrong guy, gave him the wrong finger!

  2. Sounds brilliant, thanks for sharing!


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