Guest blog by Jan McDaniel

Here at Way for Hope, we understand this year is different. Reminders of your loss are in every song, decoration and card, and sometimes these bring a smile and bittersweet tears. Sometimes they bring pain. But we want you to remember that you are not alone. Others care about you and want to help on your healing journey.

Your life is changed, but you matter.

Healing is possible. Love outlasts pain. The future is unwritten. The impact your loved one had on you and on the world still goes on, in everlasting ripples reaching out in wider and wider arcs.

​Wherever you go, in whatever you do, you can honor that one who is still so dear.

Wishing you peaceful moments,

Note: If you would like to print this card and add your own message, click here. All you have to do is print the one-page .PDF file on cardstock, fold it above the graphic, add your message inside, and give it to someone who needs to be remembered. (Envelope not included).

​DIY Envelope: How to Make a 8.5-inch by 5.5-inch Envelope – YouTube


Jan McDaniel is a writer from the southeastern United States. She creates projects for survivors of traumatic loss, including suicide loss, through her website and blog, A Way for Hope.

A partner of Serenity and frequent guest blogger. Jan’s words always ring with wisdom, compassion, and resilience.