I first became aware of Emily McDowell through reading about her cards, specifically this one:
She has a sense of humor with a bite of truth to it. I find her inspiring because her messages don’t sugar-coat things, and if they seem to in the beginning, they often will point out how blatant the sugar-coating is in the end.
I laughed so hard when I saw this tote bag, which should make sense to any cat lover.
I really appreciate her empathy cards, which have messages geared towards serious illness and loss. They don’t have the typical sympathetic messages of “Get Well Soon” or “Sorry for your loss.” These empathy cards can be both warm and honest, and may also bring humor to times when laughter often seems out of the question.