In looking at other blogs, I find that everyone has similar thoughts about making sympathy cards. I agree; they are not the most "fun" cards to make.
This one is no exception, especially since it is going to a dear friend's son in remembrance of his mother. We hear the term "salt of the Earth" and it doesn't always sound right. My friend, though, was truly that. She was a wonderful friend, a supportive co-worker and an all-around super person. I wanted this card to reflect how much of a lady she was. Refined. Elegant. Beautiful in spirit as well as in body.