It’s so human to feel helpless when the people we care about are hurting.
If you’re like me, you put a lot of pressure on yourself to do or say just the right thing to make it all better. You want those perfect poetic words to ease their pain. And if you just wait long enough, they’ll come to you … right?
Our job isn’t to fix their pain. It’s simply to acknowledge it.
So let’s stop shying away from people who are hurting because we don’t have a solution for their sorrow.
Instead, let’s focus on what we do have: the ability to see & bear witness to their pain.
Those who are hurting will tell you... ACKNOWLEDGEMENT is the best gift of all.
We make it easier than ever for you to show up for your people.
PLUS, we're trusted by....
The Comfort Company is the only online sympathy gift store founded by an uber-empathetic social worker who’s dedicated to helping you feel less awkward and more helpful when the people you care about are hurting. Here's how:
Choose a gift.
We’ve curated a tried and true catalog of gifts designed to make it easier for you to reach out. Not sure what to send? We got you. Here are our top picks to help you gift well.
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We’re a small business with a big heart: expect high-touch, boutique service from 2 hands-on gals (with 18 years of social work & aftercare experience) and huge empathetic hearts.
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From aftercare support to a 2-month check-in reminder, we’ll make it easy for you to show your care & support. We love to share our favorite tips & tidbits with you (and YES, from time to time, great deals).
It all began with a phone call, a piece of play-doh and a heart that was moved to help…
Rewind twenty-two years:
Renee Wood received a phone call that her sister-in-law’s father had passed away. With a new baby at home and unable to travel, she went online to find the perfect gift…one that would be a reminder of the deep love her sister-in-law shared with her father, but at the same time, acknowledge her great loss.
Unable to find such a gift, Renee took matters into her own hand… literally.
She used some play-doh and designed a teardrop pendant which a local jeweler then cast into silver. Combined with a verse she had written, she finally felt she had the perfect gift.
Soon after, demand for the pendant began to grow and The Comfort Company was founded to meet this growing need.
By combining her training as a medical social worker with her soft heart for those who are grieving, Renee continues to pursue her mission of changing the way people respond to tough times.
Because not knowing what to say—or how to say it—shouldn’t be holding you back from showing up for your loved ones.