Q. Is it in good taste to send an appropriately themed thinking of you card to a close family friend (who abruptly and tragically lost a young adult son two years ago) around the time of year they suffered the loss? The whole family was deeply affected and they have suffered from a melancholy that they outwardly wear ever since. I simply want them to know that even after others have forgotten, and time has passed, that I know it is still hard for them and that I have constantly kept them in my prayers and thoughts and will continue to do so.
A. It is thoughtful and caring to send a thinking of you card to a family still in mourning. It always helps to know others are sharing your feelings when you are grieving.