Text reads: The sweetest memories often come in quiet moments.
When I took this photo one autumn morning of Kelly in the long warm sun path from the back yard through door and across the mottled basement floor, though it was such a common event, I knew immediately this photo was special.
Timid rescued kitty Kelly could not pass up a chance to sit and be washed by comforting warmth, and while she often talked about things she liked she had settled and was quiet and contemplative in these moments. Although most of her body was in shadow leading off into her elongated shadow on the floor, I could see just enough of her tortie splashes on her silhouette to always know it was Kelly. and when she turned so I could capture her delicate profile, and curled her tail characteristically around her paws, I knew this photo, of all the ones I took in those moments, was going to “be something”.
I recalled it years later when I began to design my animal sympathy cards and wrote the verse to accompany the image, knowing that someday I would look at that spot and remember that quiet moment with Kelly. I do now, each warm sunny morning when we gather at the basement door to watch the nature and wildlife and enjoy one more temperate morning.
This line of 5″ x 7″ sympathy cards for pet loss is:
- printed on 12 pt. card stock
- includes a matching envelope
- Individual cares are mailed first class
- sets of cards are packed in a clear-top white cardboard greeting card box
Sympathy cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount. Visit my Animal Sympathy Cards page to see the entire set.
Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.
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