Laughter truly is the best medicine

Witty empathy cards that make you laugh, not cry.

There’s nothing like honesty and humour when you’re going through a tough time. These cards, by former advertising art director Emily McDowell, don’t mess around. They’re blunt, yet beautiful, with the maker using her talent in lettering to create sympathy cards that make us laugh, not cry. With lines like, “Please let me be the first to punch the next person who tells you everything happens for a reason,” and “I want you to know that I will never try to sell you some random treatment I read about on the internet,” one can’t help but smile, even when a serious illness tries to take any strength you have to do so.