Emily McDowell's Greeting Card Collection is for Seriously Sick People

By: Alyson Wyers - May 6, 2015
References: emilymcdowell & designtaxi
Instead of being cheesy and overly sentimental -- or worse, inappropriate -- these humorous yet heartfelt sympathy cards were designed for people with serious sicknesses. Created by illustrator and greeting card designer Emily McDowell, the collection of greeting cards is called 'Empathy Cards' and enables you to support very ill loved ones. The awkwardness-acknowledging series covers topics from treatment on the internet to the helpfulness of the #fuckcancer campaign to lemon-based tropes.

Rather than becoming distant because you don't know what to say, you can say what your sick friends and family would want to hear with these sympathy cards. The colorful, hand-lettered cards also offers cliche-free messaging, allowing you to be touchingly honest without overdoing it.