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#FUCKCANCER Doesn't Help Empathy™ Card

$4.50

"Fuck cancer." Who can disagree with that? Not me. Seriously, fuck cancer. I could hashtag it all day long. I really appreciate visibility and fundraisers and running for the cure. But I also know that hashtags and fundraisers and "fuck cancer" don't help all that much with the loneliness and isolation...


Died of Lemons Empathy™ Card

$4.50

Why is it that when you're sick with a life-threatening disease, so many people feel the need to tell you about someone they know who DIED OF THE THING YOU HAVE? It's crazy how often this happens. Not only is it unhelpful, it's actually quite terrifying. Please, everyone, stop doing this....


Friendship Through Cancer Empathy™ Card

$4.50

When your friend has cancer, they're still them. This card helps you be supportive in a loving and funny and real way, just like your friendship is. (Or your sisterhood. Familyship?) - Blank inside- A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")- Offset printed in Los Angeles onto heavyweight matte stock, using environmentally friendly soy inks- Comes...


It's A Marathon Empathy™ Card

$4.50

When people say, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” I don’t think they get how much you hate running. My oncologist used to say this to me during treatment. The metaphor makes sense, but here's the thing: either way, having to run totally sucks. (For some of us more than...


Not A Burden Empathy™ Card

$4.50

You’re Not a Burden. You’re a Human. Mental illness is insidious, and warps your thinking. When you're struggling with being alive and functional in the world, being perceived by others as a "burden" is often a big fear. This card is a way to reach out to someone having a...


One More Chemo Down Empathy™ Card

$4.50

True story: when I was having chemo, the only things I wanted to eat were McDonald's vanilla soft serve and cranberry juice. So I ate them. A LOT. Chemo changes your taste buds, and food gets all weird.  It's completely applicable to celebrate with vanilla soft serve and cranberry juice, this card,...


What Doesn't Kill You Empathy™ Card

$4.50

Together we can find a cure for the phrase, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Here's something else about things that don't kill you: they usually also make you lonely, angry, sick, sad, scared, and a whole lot of other un-fun things. Maybe, eventually, they'll also make you stronger,...


No Good Card For This Empathy™ Card

$4.50

Sometimes, things happen that are so tough, so painful, that anything you can do or say on a card seems inadequate. This is a card for those times. - Blank inside- A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")- Offset printed in Los Angeles onto heavyweight matte stock, using environmentally friendly soy inks- Comes...


Everything Happens Empathy™ Card

$4.50

When a bad thing happens, like cancer or death, the last thing the person going through it wants to hear is "everything happens for a reason." Maybe eventually, with time and distance, this becomes more appropriate. But not immediately. Giving someone this card lets them know you're in their corner....


Five Stages Empathy™ Card

$4.50

In theory, they say there are are five stages of grief. In practice, there are about five thousand, and you can be in a lot of them simultaneously. When someone in your life is grieving, it's comforting for them to know that you get it. This card was written by...


God's Plan Empathy™ Card

$4.50

If this is God’s plan, God is a terrible planner. (No offense if you’re reading this, God. You did a great job with that other stuff, like waterfalls and pandas.) Here's the thing about "God's plan." Much like "everything happens for a reason," some people find this belief to be...


I Didn't Know What To Say Empathy™ Card

$4.50

When someone you love gets sick, it's really natural to get scared and uncomfortable and not know what to say. It's happened to all of us. You want to reach out, but you don't have the right words, and then time passes, and then it feels even worse and more...


Illness Is Not A Journey Empathy™ Card

$4.50

I promise never to refer to your illness as a "journey." Unless someone takes you on a cruise. I mean, if YOU want to refer to it as a journey, that's awesome. But as someone who loves you, I know you are the only person who gets to decide that. And if...


Laughter is the Best Medicine Empathy™ Card

$4.50

Laughter is the best medicine! …Until they find an actual cure for what you have. I’m sorry you’ve been feeling lousy. Laughter is decent medicine for a lot of things -- a shitty day, a boring meeting, a pity party. But when you could really use actual medicine, it kinda...


Take Away Your Pain Empathy™ Card

$4.50

I wish I could take away your pain. Or at least take away the people who compare it to the time their hamster died. Let me first say, for the record, that I love animals. My cat is a disproportionately important part of my life. But when your spouse or...


Treatment on the Internet Empathy™ Card

$4.50

People who do this are well-intentioned. They're trying to help. And I totally get why people do it. But if you've been sick, or you've been close to a sick person, you know that people in these situations are generally pretty educated on their treatment options (they have the internet too) and have...


Awkward Sympathy Card

$4.50

Here's something to say when you don't know what to say. - Blank inside- A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")- Offset printed in Los Angeles onto heavyweight matte stock, using environmentally friendly soy inks- Comes with a matching kraft envelope SKU: 170-C


Broken Objects Foil Card

$4.50

When you need to let someone know that the scars we carry with us through life shape who we are and make us unique, consider this Japanese custom. Then maybe take them to sushi, another Japanese custom that always makes me feel better but doesn't really make for a poetic...

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