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Perfect Gifts

After getting married and having a baby, I like to think I have the perfect gift picked out for soon-to-be brides and mothers. But after the passing of my mother-in-law, I pondered for a while about the perfect sympathy gift, or if it even existed. I have come to this conclusion: the perfect sympathy gift is a card with a memory of the person who passed away written inside. (And monetary donations can always be used by the family, too).

Cards are very thoughtful during the death of a loved one, but they are even better to read when you can learn how the deceased influenced other people's lives. Of course this cannot apply if you have never met the person but send the card anyway, because showing your support really does help.