If you’ve been following our Kickstarter Campaign to produce cards to send to friends facing difficult times, you’ll be interested int he cards that Caro and I are developing with the help of Helen Daykin who sadly lost her husband recently and wanted to find a way to help her young daughters, Pearl and Iris to get to know their Daddy through the memories of his friends and family.
This reward was also inspired by close family friends who created pre-addressed postcards so that the 300+ people who attended our dear friend Richard’s funeral could share their favourite memory of Richard with his three children. I was so moved by the idea of his children receiving hand written memories from friends and family which I’m sure will bring tears of both sadness and joy in the short term and will also serve as a beautiful keepsake over the years, offering a glimpse into the world of their father – who lived a *very* full life.
We’re creating a series of cards, each of which will prompt the sender to share how they knew the bereaved parent and in what context and a memory – one card will provide prompts to share a funny memory, one will prompt the sharing of a memory of kindness whilst another will prompt a memory that the sender feels really sums up the very essence of their bereaved friend.
Kickstarter backers can choose to buy or donate a pack of three, or to buy or donate a memorial pack of 50 (for use at a funeral or memorial). I’ve already promised memorial packs to three friends I have who’ve lost their spouse leaving behind young children in the past 18 months (hard to believe how much tragedy we have seen this past couple of years).
I’m just in love with these designs that Caro and Helen Daykin have come up with, and imagine they’ll make a huge difference to bereaved children… what do you think?
You can read more about the Kickstarter project as a whole and pledge / donate here. Once the campaign is over, the cards will be on general sale via Amazon and we’ll be looking for further retailers too.