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Christmas card for family member terminal cancer

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Minnie911 Tue 09-Dec-14 17:16:57

My dps uncle was diagnosed with terminal cancer about 2 months ago - what should I write in a christmas card? Will also need to send one to his daughter and son both adults with their own dc.

Mrswire123 Tue 09-Dec-14 19:19:53

Errr Merry Christmas?? A close family member of mine also has terminal cancer but would absolutely hate to have a soppy 'thinking of you' etc card. It's Christmas! Ok so it could be their last one so why treat them any differently? Christmas is a time for families, smiles and making memories not dwelling on what may be to come in the weeks / months ahead.

OddBoots Tue 09-Dec-14 19:22:40

If you're worried that 'Happy Christmas' would cause upset then something gentle like 'with love at Christmas' might work.

GrannyGoggles Tue 09-Dec-14 19:24:47

What would you usually write? Love from the Minnies? Or a bit of an update of your news, and hope all well with you? Or a round robin with lots (too much) news of your doings?

Love from us all, hope to see you in the NY, if you do, might work

Minnie911 Tue 09-Dec-14 19:33:21

Thank you think I'll go for with love at christmas I just don't think their christmas will be very merry so didn't want to come across insensitive.

Iheartgilbertblythe Tue 09-Dec-14 20:18:21

Think that sounds good. When I got merry Christmas cards a month after my mum died I wanted to tell people to eff off. Just a tad gentler is perfect.

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