For when writing a sympathy card yourself is too irksome.
The cards are terrifically useful provided they are not sent as sympathy cards. And I say so with deepest sympathy. They offer little in the way of actual condolence and they’re terribly sympathetic, but they might help you rejoice in life. Brief and uncertain though it may be.
If you need to send a condolence to a coworker, or write a sympathy card and money is a bit tight
I dislike funerals 'cause afterwards you have to go and mill about at someone's house and there is always potato salad covered in plastic wrap. And I really hate potato salad. But my job requires that I write Sympathy Cards, so I have to brush all the nausea under a metaphorical rug and be professional about death. Today's card? Consummate professionalism about death right there.
Most of my friends are not going to live through the impending Mayan Doomsday because they simply refuse to take my 'stop, drop and roll' drills seriously. So I'm accepting their impending deaths stoically in advance. I'm not that sad actually, possibly because I've been making sympathy cards to send to myself. Emotional intelligence makes life easier.
Today's card is a sympathy card which means you can send it to people who say they know someone who has recently died. Sometimes I suspect people make up stories like that for attention or to evade responsibilities. If you harbor doubts about someone, send along today's card and study them carefully to see if they look guilty.