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Everything Happens Empathy Card

SKU: 2-02203

Lots of times when well-meaning people have absolutely no idea what to say to someone going through an incredibly challenging time (like major illness or grief), the ole chestnut “everything happens for a reason” slips out. Maybe eventually, with time and distance, this becomes more appropriate. But not immediately. In fact, it can feel incredibly confusing and hurtful to hear this. While we would never advocate for actual violence, giving someone this encouragement card lets them know you’re in their corner. You might not know what it feels like to be in their shoes, but you know when to be irritated on their behalf. And that will mean a lot. Trust us.

  • A refreshed design of a beloved classic!
  • File under: truly meaningful blank cards and envelopes, thinking of you cards, empathy and sympathy cards and condolences.
  • Blank card, A2 size (4.25 inches x 5.5 inches)
  • Printed on heavyweight uncoated stock 
  • Comes with a matching kraft envelope
  • Comes in card sleeve derived from plant-based PLA that is certified compostable

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jackie g.
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I recommend this product

The Best Cards for Every Occasion!

I've been buying Em and Friends cards for years! I buy them in bulk so I always have one on hand. They're funny (I'm all about eliciting a laugh), refreshingly honest and poignant. So much better than store bought cards!!

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It made my friend laugh.

United States United States
I recommend this product

So apropos, sadly

I've sent this card many times. The recipients and their families have told me it made them laugh, which is certainly a gift when facing a random and awful illness.

Jen M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Perfect card

The card says it all. Great qualify!

United States United States

Very amusing card

And it was well-appreciated by the receiver. I agree with the other reviewers, that sentimental cards can be a bit much. This message was perfect for the situation. However, this version is smaller than I expected. I realize I should have read the dimensions more carefully. I recall the last time I saw this card it was full size and I paid about the same price. $5.00 seems high for such a small card.

Rev. Brenda Greenwald
United States United States

#1 Go-to Card

We've all had enough of the schmaltzy cards that don't even begin to say what we're hoping to convey. I should simply buy stock in THIS card, as it's my #1 go-to for tons of ridiculous and painful situations. Let's the recipient know you care AND gives them a much-needed grin. BUY IN BULK.