I heard the other night, that my friend's grandfather had passed away - such a sad time for him...
These colours were perfect for the card I wanted to do for him. I always associate deep purples and blues with sad occasions as well as happy ones, and always think that such a time should be used to reminisce on the happy memories of a loved one rather than dwelling on the sad time that you are caught in right at that moment.
I never call a funeral a funeral. To me it has always been a party, and that is how I have referred to funerals since I lost my own Dad. The funeral director dealing with my Dad's event, only ever called it a 'party', after all, it is still a gathering of people who love someone and wish to celebrate their life, just as you would a birthday.
Maybe I wanted to feel better at the time, or maybe I was easily swayed, but I have always referred to these occasions as 'Parties', since then.
Anyway, I digress. My friend has been through many emotions, I am sure, as any of us do at the loss of a loved one, but one thing is certain..... there are many, many friends out there prepared and ready with a shoulder to lean on and a ear to listen..... we are all here - just ask xx