New weapon in the fight against Foot-in-Mouth-Disease

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People say the darndest things. Especially when they’re worried and/or scared. Ok, some people are just jerks, but mostly they mean well and the stuff they say just comes out wrong.

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Today a friend pointed me to the Emily McDowell Studio website. She’s designed a fresh, honest line of heartfelt “empathy cards.” Like Hallmark, but for grim times.

Check ’em out. They’re fun but not flippant, cute but not coy. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of room inside for you to copy the inspirational quote about never giving up that you saw on Pinterest this morning. (I’m kidding.)

Honestly, I think she’s on to something. I hope these cards will make great strides in the battle against the tragic, (and so often incurable) Foot-in-Mouth-Disease.



  1. Joanna

    I am all too often the victim of foot-in-mouth disease. I should just carry around apology cards with me wherever I go.

  2. Laurel

    Jojo, you are perfect but I bet Emily McDowell could make you some really nice apology cards. 😉

  3. Kari

    these are brilliant and as someone going through stage 4 TNBC, this made my day – would it be rude of me to hand out to repeat offenders, even if they mean well? lol

  4. Laurel

    Kari – wouldn’t hurt! We gotta educate the masses! Sometimes the cards I get are so bad they make me feel WORSE. (And bt-dubbs, as a fellow stage IV-er, I salute you. Hope you’re feeling great today!)

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