A new greeting card line written exclusively by stand-up comedians offers road-tested jokes for all occasions. “Frank & Funny,” created by Seattle comedian David Crowe, even has a few cards that let you laugh out loud at aging, illness, and other circumstances you’ll face dealing with the end-of-life.
The name beautifully encompasses the frankly sleek design of the cards and the very funny messages inside. They’re a creative and stylish way to cheer up friends, family, and loved ones facing illness, loss, or other hardships. Here are a few of my favorites on aging and illness:
“Frank & Funny” offers 48 cards for all occasions, though Crowe has invited submissions from other comics to grow the line. Co-creator Compendium Gifts also offers a selection of more serious sympathy gifts for those who prefer more somber medicine.
Here are some other unique, artistic ways to express sympathy and grief:
- Gwen Frostic’s designer sympathy cards
- Angela Rose created a space for families to grieve the loss of a child
- A rancher in Argentina designed a massive memorial to his wife