Sympathy cards are the most difficult themes for me because I literally never have any made ahead and they are an emotional process from start to finish because all the while I'm thinking of the person the card is meant for with a heavy heart. On the other hand, I want the person to feel special knowing their card is truly created for them in their time of sadness. With that said, I needed to create two sympathy cards recently.
I love snowdrops and depending on the time of year, find painting them work well for a sympathy card. They are just a little different each time I paint them and that's just fine with me. They are very calming to paint as I think about them being the first winter flower that blooms.