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“The Empathy Cards line, described as ‘support for serious illness and loss,’ includes cards that are insightful, relatable and, surprisingly, often funny.”

NEW YORK TIMES

“When a friend or loved one gets sick — really, seriously sick — it's hard to know what to say... Los Angeles graphic designer Emily McDowell's solution to this dilemma are what she calls Empathy Cards.”

NPR

"These insightful, fiercely honest 'empathy cards' make finding the right words in sensitive situations a little easier."

The Huffington Post

"I’m pretty sure that Emily McDowell is inside my head, because every single thing she makes I find myself nodding and smiling, maybe laughing, and then laughing some more. "

Cool Mom Picks

“Emily McDowell’s hilarious, creative mugs are a must-have for any coffee addict.”

REAL SIMPLE

"Emily McDowell's greeting cards prove that there are charming ways to celebrate Valentine's Day — without all the Hallmark-y mush."

Cosmopolitan

“The illustrator’s eponymous line of tongue-in-cheek cards are the antidote to cornball greeting notes.”

LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE

"These cards can help facilitate meaningful conversations and foster real connections in tumultuous times."

GOOD Magazine

“These Are The Cards You Should Really Send To Someone With Cancer”

REFINERY29

"Touching yet witty messages for those going through a rough time."

ABC News

"Greeting cards people with cancer will actually appreciate."

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