'If Christmas Is Hard' Card

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If Christmas Is Hard 
A Christmas card featuring the poem below which I wrote for anyone struggling at Christmas following a bereavement or loss. 

25p from each card goes to support Your Voice, Cornwall.

If Christmas is hard
If you lost someone dear
Just look in your heart
And you'll know they're still here
The star in the sky
The light falling snow
The robin outside
It seems like they know
If this is a time 
when you're struggling through
Just do what you can
For what matters is you
There's no need to be merry
No need to be bright
Just do what you can
It will all be alright

I wrote and illustrated this poem in December 2019, knowing that Christmas can be a difficult time of year following a loss or bereavement. It was shared by the charity Your Voice Cornwall on their Facebook page, from there it was shared over 50k times and thousands of heartbreaking comments started pouring in.


I sat in my pjs beside my Christmas tree on December 23rd heartbroken at how many people were suffering and replying with condolences to as many comments as I could. Seeing how much comfort these words were bringing at a difficult time, I immediately decided to make it into a card and print in 2020 to raise money for Your Voice and spread comfort to those who needed it. I was blown away by the response to these words. If you need them this Christmas, I'm sending you love. x 


Also available as a print here


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Gorgeous card

Absolutely beautiful card, very touching and lovely illustration.

Linda White
Perfect message

I received one of these cards last year and loved it. I kept it for reference so I could order for any friends/family this year that I knew may appreciate the comfort of the words. Just lovely. And great quality.

Roberta Bobby
If Christmas Is Hard

Received my cards today and I couldn’t be more pleased. My neighbour became a widow suddenly this past July, and she is struggling. I am a widow myself and your card touched me. It imparts just the right sentiment and I hope she will find it comforting on her first Christmas without her beloved. Thank you so much!

Joanne Maffin

It's like someone knew how I was feeling. I just lost my best friend and I'm absolutely dreading Christmas. Thank you so very much, you have helped me prepare for my first Christmas without my dearest friend.