How do you go about comforting your loved ones when they're down?
When Los Angeles-based designer Emily McDowell was 24, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma.
After beating the cancer, McDowell decided to design a collection of greeting cards she wished she received when she was ill.
Her website, where she explains her reasoning behind designing these cards, reveals,
I created this collection of empathy cards for serious illness because I believe we need some better, more authentic ways to communicate about sickness and suffering.
The fact of the matter is not everyone knows how to comfort someone dealing with a serious illness.
That's where McDowell's "Empathy Cards for Serious Illness" collection comes in handy.
If you plan on sending a card to a friend, you can order them for $4.50 each here.
Check them out below for a closer look!