When Scott died I got lots of sympathy cards even though I was telling my close family and friends to tell people to not send them. I hated them I would open it up skim it see who wrote and it and then throw it away. I was not in a place to want to read all the verses, poems, etc that are on sympathy cards. Sympathy cards are written for people who have lived a full life and have died. They aren't written for a grieving mom. I didn't and still don't want to hear that Scott is in a better place, that he was too beautiful for earth and all the other stuff they said. It makes me grit my teeth just writing about it now.
But I would also get something else in the mail what I started calling, "the good mail." My husband new that if we got any of the "good mail" that he had better not open it and leave it for me to open. It was the one ray of light I had during that very dark period after Scott passed. We asked instead of flowers that people make donations to the NICU Nursing fund at the hospital Scott was at. As I told one of my friends I would rather people send in a $5 donation to the nurse fund to support them and all they do then spend that $5 on a card and postage.
Well it turns out everytime someone made a donation in Scott's memory the hospital would send me a card to notify me who made the donation. The cards were beautiful the fronts having a picture of a flower. How I loved opening that mail seeing a pretty flower and then knowing someone made a donation in Scott's memory that was going towards something worthwhile. My daily routine became opening the sympathy cards and then saving the these cards for last to open. I kept every single card I have quite the stack. they are in a drawer.
So this is where I need your help I want to do something with the fronts of these cars and don't know what. Any ideas. i want to display them somehow most likely it would be in our reading room. ( Scott's would have been bedroom)
These cards are beautiful! I love the whole program and very neat that the nurses sent them to let you know who donated. I'm thinking frame them and arrange them in the reading room. How many cards are there and is this ongoing? Wouldn't it be cool to cover an entire wall? I'm glad that you got some good mail and that it became something positive that you could look forward to:)
Wow, these are beautiful, Nicki! And even more so that they have special meaning to you. I like Lindsay's idea of framing them individually. Or maybe you could arrange them all in one big frame together to make for a bigger wall hanging? Whatever you do, I'm sure it will look lovely! Share a picture when you're done!
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