Virtual sympathy card: Create a Condolence Card Online

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Be there for your friends and family in their time of need with a sincere sympathy card. Read on for suggestions on how to send a condolences ecard.

It is never an easy thing when someone passes away. However, it is an important time to come together and support those who are grieving. You never know how much your kind words can mean to someone. Take the time to choose a condolences card that fits the situation and expresses how you feel, then create a message that clearly communicates your sympathy.

It’s simple to send a condolences card

When a sad event occurs, it can be challenging to know just how to help the person who is grieving. One way that you can show your support is by sending a sympathy ecard. These cards give you the chance to share your feelings with a beautiful and comforting sympathy card delivered right to the person’s inbox.

  • Heartfelt sympathy ecards – Messages that come straight from the heart are a good way to help someone who is grieving. Floral ecards accompanied by beautiful music create an appropriate backdrop for you to express your sorrow at the sudden passing of a loved one.
  • Sweet cards for condolences – Especially in times of sadness, it is important that those who are grieving know they aren’t alone. Sending sweet free sympathy cards with animations and music helps show how much you care. A kind and thoughtful gesture goes a long way, and ensuring the person knows you are thinking about them with these cards and a few earnest words can help them feel less lonely.
  • Design your own condolences card – Make the gesture even more personal by customizing your own sympathy card. You can add a special photo to the ecard in just a few clicks, allowing you to share a cherished portrait or fond memory of the person who has passed.

Sending the card in a timely manner is very important in these situations, and with sympathy ecards, you can send them at any time and have them delivered almost instantly. This gives you the ability to deliver a virtual hug when it is needed the most, and let the person know that you are thinking about them. Sending sympathy ecards free gives you a chance to share your feelings and console the person and only requires you to know their email address.

What to write in a sympathy card

Finding the right words can be hard when you are trying to express how sorry you are for someone’s loss. Whether you are sending a message of remembrance, sharing in the grief, or letting the person know you are there for them, you need to strike the right tone. Below are a few ideas to help you begin writing a meaningful sympathy card.

  • Sending you my sincerest condolences on your loss. While she will be greatly missed, her legacy will live on in each of our hearts.
  • We are all united in grief. I really wish I could find the right words to express how much he meant to each of us.
  • It is safe to say that absolutely no one can ever match her brilliant energy! We will miss her dearly, and we are here for you if you need anything at all.
  • I’m extremely sorry for your loss. Please know that I am here if you need to talk.
  • Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your loved one. We are all here for you during what we know is a very difficult time.
  • I cannot express how deeply sorry I am for the passing of your loved one. He was an incredible person, and his memory will live on.

Tailor the message to match the situation and your relationship with the person. You can also include a fond recollection or a tribute to the person’s legacy as a reminder that their memory will continue on despite their passing.

It’s important to show you care

No matter how well you knew the person who passed away, showing that you are there for their loved ones is essential. Everyone deserves extra encouragement during such a difficult time, and knowing you are there for them will be incredibly helpful. Even when it is a difficult time for you as well, sending a sympathy card can be a healing way for everyone to connect and support each other. Don’t miss an opportunity to send a kind word, lend a sympathetic ear, and show that you are there when they need you.

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SYMPATHY CARDS FROM MINTED


Going through a loss is very difficult and most people need time to grieve whether they lost a spouse, family member, close friend, or even family pet. While everyone heals differently, most anyone grieving will be comforted by a thoughtful gesture and kind words. Provide just that by sending one of Minted’s sympathy cards with your own custom words either handwritten or printed on the inside panel. A simple gesture can go a long way in healing a person’s heart and soul.


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FIND THE RIGHT CONDOLENCE CARD FOR EVERY SCENARIO


We have dozens of cards with all different types of message and tones intended for different recipients and situations. Use the filters at the top of the page to discover the most poignant option. We allow you to filter by:

      TYPE OF LOSS


    • Loss of her: These cards can be applicable to a grandma, best friend, sister, or wife. Some of these card designs include beautiful florals that say “With love and sympathy” and “Though there is loss, love always remains.”

    • Loss of him:Send these cards for the loss of a grandpa, husband, brother, or male best friend. Choose from more masculine and abstract designs with messages like “With love and remembrance” or “so loved, so missed.” You can shop a few cards without a message printed on the front. Let the imagery do the talking.

    • Loss of Pet: Pet sympathy cards are applicable to any type of pet and could be for your coworker’s animal, grandma’s cat, your best friend’s dog, or even your child’s bunny. Select cards with an illustration of a cat and dog sitting under a rainbow with the message “No longer at your side, but always in your heart.”

    • Loss of Parent:Losing a parent can take time to recover from. Find just the right condolences such as, “Keeping you in our prayers”. Let a friend or family member know you are there for them in case they need a shoulder.
    TONE


    • Supportive: It’s important to send a hug through a card, so send a message like “It’s ok to not be ok,” “This isn’t a card, it’s a hug,” and “Here for you always.”

    • Short and Simple: Sometimes those grieving appreciate the simplest messages, like “Deepest sympathy” or “Thinking of you.


    • Faith/Religious: Remind those who may be struggling about the power of prayer. Let them know they will be in your heart and mind with a greeting that reads “Keeping you in our prayers.”

    • Formal:Perhaps most appropriate for a business partner or colleague, choose a design that doesn’t feel overly personal but showcases your sympathy during hard times.
ADD A PERSONALIZED TOUCH


Minted’s sympathy greeting cards are different from ones you may pick up in the card aisle of a store. Rather than a mass-produced model, our cards are created from handmade designs submitted by independent artists from all over the world, and are printed to order. Our cardstock is unparalleled (think thick, luxurious stock with a creamy cotton texture) and we use high-end printing techniques to produce a premium product. And lastly, because our cards are not printed until you complete your order, you can add personal messaging to the inside panel if you wish.


Our cards are sized at 5” x 7” and feature four surfaces in a fold-over layout. You can opt to have a blank or default message printed on the interior, or you can compose your own personalized text to be printed inside. It is important to note that once your card is ordered it will be shipped first to your address and then you can personally mail it out, so make sure that you plan out your timing accordingly if you’re bringing the card to a funeral or memorial service. It should take our sympathy cards about a week to arrive.

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Chances are you most likely hand out numerous greeting cards throughout the year. Skip those last-minute runs to the greeting card aisle and plan ahead and stay organized with Minted’s greeting card subscription service! You can stock up on luxe cards for every occasion so you’re always prepared for the next holiday. You could even order a few extra condolences cards to have on hand for the future.

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Sympathy Cards Are Selling Out

The coronavirus pandemic has left retailers scrambling to meet a crushing demand for everything from milk to toilet paper to flour and yeast.

But there is another shortage, perhaps less obvious but more heart-wrenching. In stores, next to an ample supply of birthday cards and thank-you notes, the sympathy cards are nearly sold out.

The greeting card aisle, with its pastel-colored envelopes and messages for every occasion, offers a snapshot of the virus’s wicked toll. While many celebrations and milestones have been put on hold, grief is in abundance.

“The number of orders we see coming in for sympathy is stunning,” said Alan Friedman, who runs a silk-screen card company in Buffalo, Great Arrow Graphics, and is a board member of the Greeting Card Association, the industry trade group. “It seems like just about everyone knows someone who has died.”

Even at a time of perpetual Zoom gatherings and virtual hugs, big retailers are struggling to keep up with the demand for old-school sympathy cards. CVS, one of the nation’s largest sellers of greeting cards, said it was seeing “higher demand for sympathy cards than most other types of greeting cards during the pandemic” and experiencing shortages in certain stores. Shoppers across the country have posted on social media that their local Winn Dixie or ShopRite was running out of cards.

On Etsy, the online marketplace for crafts and jewelry, searches for sympathy cards from March 1 to April 17 more than doubled from a year earlier.

“It makes me sick in my heart, every order that comes in,” said Elizabeth Avalos, who sells greeting cards online from her home in Valley Springs, Calif. In a typical month, she sells about six sympathy cards. She sold 37 in March and more than 275 so far this month.

Some of the shortages have been caused by distribution problems. Pharmacies and grocery chains, focused on keeping their shelves stocked with household staples, are not allowing card companies to come into the stores and restock regularly. With stores running out and people unable to leave their homes, many card sales have moved online and are at record levels, suppliers say.

Before the pandemic, the greeting card industry had experienced declining sales. Some big retailers recently cut back on the aisle space devoted to cards. The parent company of the high-end card retailer Papyrus declared bankruptcy in January and closed all of the brand’s stores.

But virtual communication has its limits, especially in times of grief. With many people unable to attend funerals or drop off food for a grieving neighbor, or even offer an embrace, mailing a sympathy card seems more necessary.

Two weeks ago, Barbara Macchiaroli, 75, bought eight sympathy cards at her local pharmacy in Huntington, N.Y.

She usually spends time looking at the images and the inscriptions, trying to find the right message. On this trip to the store, wearing gloves and a mask, she barely read what the cards said because she was afraid to handle them.

The cards went to families of people who she believes died of the virus — a friend, two men in a nursing home and a friend’s mother. She mailed seven in a single day.

“I was down to one more,” she said. “Then someone else died.”

This month, Ms. Macchiaroli has also been receiving sympathy cards. Her longtime companion died of the virus the day after Easter in a nursing home. He was 90. They haven’t had a funeral, but the cards — 34 so far — have been arriving at her house every day. The senders have written memories about his beautiful singing voice, his devotion to the Kiwanis Club and his love of Ford Model A’s.

“The cards have comforted me in a way I never expected they would,” she said. “I think it is because I can’t be with people right now.”

For some, the upending of their card sending rituals has been another cruel outcome of the virus.

Deb Toye-Sweppenheiser was grieving this month when she visited a Winn Dixie supermarket in Marco Island, Fla. Her 79-year-old aunt, who lived in Hillsborough, N.J., had died from the coronavirus, and she wanted to send cards to her family, including at least five cousins.

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But the shelves of sympathy cards were empty, and the scale of the pandemic hit her anew. She posted a picture of the card display on Facebook, expressing her shock with the remark, “Not fake news people are dying.”

When she asked an employee about the cards, she was told the store couldn’t keep them in stock.

“You heard about the toilet paper, you heard about the paper towels, you heard about the water,” said Ms. Toye-Sweppenheiser, 57, who runs a used car lot in Factoryville, Pa. “But the cards.”

Ms. Toye-Sweppenheiser said she always braced herself before shopping for greeting cards. It can be a painful reminder of losing her brother, father and mother at a young age and the death of her husband in 2008. But the ritual is core to her life.

“I am from that generation, when someone passes away or somebody graduates or has a big birthday, it is just part of my era to go and get those cards and acknowledge them that way,” she said.

Some card designers are surprised by which cards are selling out. Ann Peterson, a designer in Buffalo who sells her cards online, said her best-selling card these days has an image of an angel with her forehead pressed into her arm.

“My mother-in-law once told me the picture was too sad,” Ms. Peterson said. She sold 100 of them in the past month.

Ms. Avalos, the card seller in California, said her most popular card was an image of a trail of footprints in the sand. She took the photo while walking on the beach with her husband.

“I say a prayer for every person who orders one,” she said.

Paul Mattox, who co-owns an Etsy shop with his wife that sells cards from Springville, Utah, has been writing out sympathy cards by hand and mailing them for people who are worried about leaving their homes. It is a new request for the shop, which has not advertised such a service.

“I’ve sent several from business executives to employees or their employees’ families,” he said. “I’ve sent others from teachers to students regarding their parents.”

On Long Island this month, Erik Anderson bought one of the last sympathy cards on the shelf at a Stop & Shop.

It was for his wife, whose youngest sister died of the virus at age 57. She was one of seven siblings from an Irish Catholic family, none of whom could be with her when she was taken off the ventilator.

Mr. Anderson, 58, acknowledged that giving a sympathy card to someone you live with “might seem weird,” but said just talking to his wife didn’t seem adequate.

The inscription in the card he picked out was “close enough” to what he wanted to say, but he added his own thoughts, filling up the inside. He left the card on his wife’s dresser for her to read when she woke up one morning.

“She lost her baby sister,” Mr. Anderson said. “Speaking words is important. But sometimes you have to write them down.”

Sympathy Cards | eCondolence.com

A sympathy card can provide a meaningful source of comfort to those grieving the loss of a loved one. A professionally printed sympathy card provides thoughtful words to a friend or acquaintance who is mourning. The card, along with a hand-written sentiment or gift, can express words of care and concern to a closer friend or family member. During times when spoken words do not come easy, the sympathy card conveys both respect for the deceased and empathy for the grieving.

Appropriate Sympathy Cards

There is no perfect formula for determining what type of sympathy card is an appropriate expression of condolence for the one who has lost a loved one. One factor affecting the decision is the relationship shared with the person grieving. Another factor is the expectations that the recipient might have upon the kind of message that would be meaningful.

As a general rule, the more distant the relationship the less original and personal the words need to be. A sympathy card purchased from a card store can be an appropriate expression of sorrow to the newspaper carrier or the pharmacist that you see occasionally but appreciate their contributions to your life.

Who Sends a Sympathy Card

A sympathy card is always an appropriate expression of care and condolence from anyone who has connections with either the deceased or the surviving family. A closer relationship might find a sympathy card with a handwritten sentence of condolence following the printed message a more appropriate expression. Some relationships may require a card plus a personal visit or call. Although there is no “right or wrong,” the more personal the relationship, in general the more personal the expression of condolence can be.

When to Send a Sympathy Card

It is generally appropriate to send a sympathy card as soon as word is received about the death of the family member, friend or co-worker. A follow-up note expressing the grieving family is still in thoughts and prayers is an additional way to send a message of care.

How to Select a Sympathy Card

Below are some guidelines to help find the right card for conveying the feelings of loss.

  1. Find a card that visually expresses your feelings and relationship with the one who is grieving. Colors, pictures, fonts and shapes all express feelings and emotions.
  2.  Look for words and expressions that capture the thoughts that you are feeling and the style and tone of your communication.
  3.  Select a card that uses a poem, quote or religious saying that has been meaningful on other occasions.

A carefully selected sympathy card, sometimes accompanied by a brief, hand-written thought, can provide a lasting expression of comfort and care for the bereaved.

The 16 Best Websites to Send Totally Free eCards for all Occasions

Whether you’re looking to send a free eCard for a funny birthday card, heartfelt anniversary wish, or for another special occasion to express yourself, sending a free ecard will just about make anyone’s day!

How many times have you wanted to send a greeting card, but didn’t have the time or money to buy one? With free ecards, you can send greetings of all kinds without ever leaving your home and it makes so much sense right now.

I created this list filled with a variety of high-quality free eCards perfect for every occasion, holiday, and special date on a calendar you may never even heard of. There’s something here for everyone. No matter what your age, or what you may be celebrating, there’s a free eCard for you. Whether you are looking for birthday cards for your kids, sympathy cards for a loved one, or thank you cards for a co-worker. This list has it all!

Only the best free ecards have comprised our extensive list of websites. It’s shocking how many are not free yet claim they are like Blue Mountain, Hallmark, and so many others. Don’t waste your time there. This is a list of only free eCards.

Sending free ecards can be a great way to say “Happy Birthday” to a friend or family member.  It can also be a great way to make someone you know feel better when they are sick.

Here’s our list of the Best Free eCards for all occasions

Birthday wishes, Anniversary wishes, Christmas wishes, Valentine’s day wishes, Graduation wishes, Halloween wishes, Easter wishes, St Patrick’s Day wishes, Hanukkah wishes, you name it, you’ll be sure you can find free eCard for it in our list.

There is no need to waste time searching for the right card because all the cards you could ever need are right here on 123Greetings.com.  

You don’t have to spend a fortune to send a greeting card, just download and print one from 123Greetings.com, the site that offers free printable cards, birthday cards, holiday cards, ecards, and so much more.

You don’t even have to sign up: Just choose a colorful, fun card, add your message and a friend’s email address, and hit send. Just be careful, you could spend hours looking through their infinite list of amazing free eCards.

Greetings Island is one of the best places to find free ecards that are customizable with your own pictures and text, and are free to send to anyone online.

With over 5 million eCards to choose from, you can send birthday ecards, get-well ecards, holiday eCards, thank you ecards, and more. You can even create your own ecards, from birthday ecards you can customize and send, to holiday ecards you can send family and friends, and more.

Greetings Island is probably the best site to make your own cards for free but they do offer an affordable premium membership with access to even better cards which is ideal for businesses. Their really nice interface makes it so simple to sent thank you notes and more.

Kisseo.com promises you’ll find the perfect free cards for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday wish, anniversary wish, Christmas wish, graduation wish, or any other occasion, or a just because it’s Tuesday kind of moment. They have an online greeting card for any holiday, celebration, event, or occasion. You can be sure you will find just the right card for your loved ones,

Ojolie Cards is a site that provides an online platform for sending free ecards to your loved ones. These e-cards can be customized to say whatever you like. They are also very easy to send. Now, you can send a greeting card to your loved ones in a matter of seconds. The best part is, these cards are absolutely free and their customer artwork is so beautiful and unique.

For the widest selection of free ecards online, with thousands of images and hundreds of free ecards categories to choose from, Crosscards is one of the best sites online.

They promise that you will find the perfect free cards for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday wish, anniversary wish, Christmas wish, graduation wish, or any other occasion, or a just because it’s Tuesday kind of moment.

They have an online greeting card for any holiday, celebration, event, or occasion. You can be sure you will find just the right card for your loved ones,

It’s not always possible to attend every holiday or special occasion. However, sending an online greeting card is a great way to let loved ones know you are thinking about them.

Take a break from the daily grind and let these free ecards take your mind off from being thousands of miles away.

From funny animated cards to heartfelt anniversary wishes, there’s something for everyone on this list. You can even add a personalized message or photo to make the greeting even more special.

If you have ever wanted to send someone a message online, you have no doubt seen a selection of ecards available for download. The cards can be customized and then sent out to your friends and family. This makes for a very unique way to send a message.  The greeting cards online will come in a variety of different styles and formats.  You can find cards for many different occasions. You can send a birthday card to your friends and family, or a get well card to those who

Doozy Cards is a free e-cards website, where you can find unique, funny, colorful, and artistic ecards to send to your friends, family, and loved ones. At Doozy Cards you will find the traditional cards, along with animated cards that move and change from one image to the next.  If you are looking for a card for a humorous occasion, you are sure to find the perfect card here.

What do you do when you need to send a greeting card to a friend or loved one, but you don’t have the time (or the money) to go to the store and buy one? Well, if you’re like most people, you Google “free ecards” and hope to find something decent.  Yes, you can find dozens of free greeting card sites, but most are either cheesy or riddled with ads.  E-Cards are different; it offers tons of high-quality images and animated cards, all organized into easy-to-browse categories.  Plus, you can easily choose the ones that suit your needs, send them right away, and never pay a cent.

Are you looking for a unique way to say how you feel or to send a special message to someone? Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, get well soon, cheer-up, new baby, holidays, the list of occasions to send a card is endless. Imagine receiving a card or e-card with a personalized message or image that makes you smile! Whether you’re 12 or 102, sending an e-card is a great way to say how you feel without having to spend a lot of money or having to find the perfect card.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the biggest and most famous organizations that deal with the conservation and preservation of wildlife. They are known for the cute, black and white panda and their slogan, “Save the Planet. Animals Need You,” which is found on their website, on the inside of their greeting cards, and in television and radio ads.

Oddly enough, WWF is a global organization but offers fun, animal-inspired eCards. It seems a bit of an odd place to find a free greeting card but they have them and use them to promote the incredible work they do with animals. If you know an animal lover, then don’t hesitate to visit WWF for a free eCard.

Of all the free eCards, Canva is my personal go-to.

Here’s why I love it:

Although I’m handy with a computer, I feel it’s easy to use one of their free eCard templates to personalize. This will make it very personal to create that meaningful connection with the person you care about. Canva has dozens of amazing free templates to create that extra special message and I just love it.

Another reason I love is if you have a color printer Canva will let you download and print off your custom eCard.

Even with the hundreds of free online greeting card sites, sometimes you just can’t find the perfect card. That’s why we created free ecards – to give you creative design, quality writing, and lots of choices at your fingertips. No fancy software needed or confusing templates and endless searching. Just simple, free ecards you can customize and send in one step.

Free eCard without Having to Sign Up

Some of the above websites require you to create an account to send a free eCard which is fine. A few let you save your work and add favorite cards to a list. However, some may send you emails to join their paid service or other types of marketing which can be annoying. Below is a list of sites with free eCards without having to sign up.

It’s so easy to send a free eCard at GIFoCard and you never have to submit your personal information. GIFoCard is one of the fastest ways to send a birthday greeting on the internet.

GIFoCard image sizes are perfect for you to send instantly free birthday animations on all sorts of social media. Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS text message, or email.

As I mentioned before, GIFoCard doesn’t require a login, sign-up, registration, or app download. They also have many cards in several languages such as English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese.

When you decide to send free ecards, you are choosing a way to show your emotions and feelings for your loved ones.  You are also choosing a way to show that you are thinking about them and that you care about them.  When you send free ecards, you are sending the message to the person that you are thinking of them.

Because of how funny every card is, I’ve probably sent and received more eCards from Someecards than every other free ecard site combined. The extremely sarcastic and raunchy ecards have me laughing many days later after sending and receiving them.

Choose from hundreds of original templates to personalize both printable cards and eCards for holidays, birthdays, and more. Add your own text and photos to create a custom greeting card for any occasion. Send to friends and family members via email. These are some of the most popular eCards on the internet because they’re so funny. If you really like them, they have physical cards for sale on Amazon and are perfect for a huge laugh.

If you love cheeky good fun then Wrongcards offers that silly twisted humor you’ll love. They’ve got a collection of cards that can really make you laugh and are perfect to send to someone who’s had a really bad day, and you want to put a smile on their face.  Wrongcards can actually be the right card. Customization is limited but it’s easy to download or send right on their website.

Are free eCards a little impersonal?

Have you seen the price of cards at Walmart or Target! Many are over $5 and seem like such a waste of money. How are you going to personalize it if you’re sending a gift you purchased online? Sending an eCard takes care of that.

Why not include a gift with that free eCard?

Sending an eCard to show how much you care for the other person is more than enough, but who doesn’t appreciate a good present?

Read some of my other posts to see how you can score some more freebies including free subscription boxes, free fashion and beauty magazine subscriptions.

I messed up, got anything for Valentine’s Day?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, people everywhere are looking for the perfect way to say “I love you”. If you’re having trouble finding the perfect Valentine’s Day card for your sweetheart, don’t worry. A large number of websites are offering free virtual greetings cards to make your search easier.

Things to consider when choosing a card

You might be faced with the challenge of choosing a card for a loved one. This can be challenging, especially if you don’t know what to write or what type of card to choose. There are many things to consider when choosing a card. Think of the person receiving the card, the reason for the card, and the occasion. Take a look at some things to consider when choosing a card.

As everybody knows, a birthday is a very special occasion, so it deserves a very special card. A birthday card should be unique and original. Especially if it marks a milestone birthday. Be sure to give it a reasonable amount of thought before picking one.

Things to be careful about when sending out cards

For all the convenience that modern technology provides, a lot of things can go wrong when sent electronically. For example, you might accidentally send the card to the wrong person or email address. You don’t want your good intentions to get lost in cyberspace forever.  While you can’t avoid the occasional mistake, you can help prevent things from going wrong by following these tips:

1.  Double-check the email address. If you’re sending a card electronically, take a minute to double-check the email address. A simple typo can cost you a card that you spent hours on.

2.  Make sure your spelling is correct. Use a web browser extension like Grammarly or write out your message in Google Docs or Microsoft Office first and let it spellcheck for you

I hope these free ecards websites will help you send that perfect message to warm your special someone’s day.

How to Write a Sympathy Letter or Letter of Condolence

Why you should write

A condolence letter is a way to express your sympathy for a person who is grieving the death of a loved one. It can be comforting to the recipient to know that they are in your thoughts; you are acknowledging their grief. Additionally, your letter honors the person who has died. Your note of sympathy won’t alleviate the grieving person’s pain, but it will provide a measure of comfort during the grief process.

Why you might want to write a shorter note instead of a letter

If you do not know either the deceased person or the recipient of your note well, and your statement of sympathy is a social formality, write a short note instead of a longer letter. Follow the same guidelines (below) for the content of a condolence letter, focusing on items 1, 2, 3 and 6.

When you should not write a condolence letter

It is generally not appropriate to write a sympathy note to someone you do not know or with whom you have only a passing acquaintance. In fact, a research study of the impact of an intensive care physician or nurse writing a condolence note to relatives of people who died in an intensive care unit increased the recipients’ depression and PTSD symptoms.

What you should include in a sympathy letter

Finding the right words to write in a sympathy letter can be difficult for many of us. The emotion of sympathy may come easier than expressing that emotion. You will want to be sincere and genuine, while being sensitive to the recipient. You may feel more comfortable about your message if you write out a draft first before copying it neatly. Think about what you would want to hear from a friend, family member or coworker if you were in the letter recipient’s place. Your words should come from your heart; there is no need to be fancy.

Yes, sympathy cards are available in stores, but they are entirely too impersonal. You can use one, but should include a handwritten note on the card, or a handwritten letter on a piece of stationery folded inside the card.

The letter can be addressed to the single grieving person or to the family as a whole.

Here are the six common components of a condolence letter.

  1. Acknowledge the death. Don’t use euphemisms for death; we all understand what they mean. Personalize your letter by using the name of the person who has died.
  2. Express sincere sympathy. (Remember, you do not know how the recipient of your letter is feeling, so you can admit that.) It is usually not appropriate to empathize.
  3. Provide a detail about the person who has died. If you knew him or her, write some of your memories of that person. What were his or her special qualities? If you only know the letter’s recipient, write about how much the person who died meant to the recipient.
  4. Remind the person you are writing to of their own strengths and good qualities. This can help them remember or learn how to deal with their grief.
  5. Give a concrete offer to help, if you can. Think of specific practical assistance you can provide.
  6. End your letter with an active thought, hope or statement of support. Show that your letter is not meant to end your involvement with the recipient. Remember that your letter is intended for the living, not the dead.

There are many online templates for condolence letters. Feel free to use one that offers a fill-in-the blank format, but personalize it as much as you can.

What you should not include in a condolence letter

Unless you are a member of the same faith as the recipient of the letter, avoid any religious wording or overtones. You should also avoid trite phrases such as “it’s for the best” or “these things happen for a reason.”

Remember that everyone grieves in their own way and at their own pace. Provide support, but don’t be pushy. Avoid discussing the cause of death.

Don’t make a generic offer of help such as, “Call me if there is anything I can do.” This puts the burden of calling on the person who is grieving. Instead, be specific with offers such as “I will bring a tray of cookies over tomorrow for your guests,” or “I will stop by next week to mow your lawn (or take you grocery shopping).”

Another thing to remember about supporting someone who is grieving

Before you begin writing your condolence letter, enter your friend’s name into your calendar approximately 3 months and 6 months from the date of the death. This will remind you to make contact again. Many grieving people have felt that they are surrounded by support and love in the days immediately following their loss, but then they find themselves grieving and feeling alone in the weeks and months following, as if everyone seems to have forgotten the cause of their grief. Be a good friend and offer ongoing support.

How To Write A Sympathy Note In The Time Of Coronavirus

The cruelty of the global pandemic seems limitless. So many broken promises, broken connections, broken hearts.

News that the sympathy card sections at the drug store are as bare as the toilet paper aisle at the supermarket might seem like a small detail in the current landscape. But it is a loss layered upon the greatest loss, under the shadow of the virus.

Today, the inner circle of bereaved — children, parents, spouses, siblings — are very much alone in the aftermath of a death. They mourn without the friends, co-workers, and cousins who would have come to lighten the burden of grief — which is a real thing: the weight on the chest, the difficulty of moving. Funerals, wakes, visiting hours and shivas take place in empty rooms.

In the good old days, which is now defined as any time before March 2020, the most important thing you could do after a death was show up. You hugged and maybe held on for a few extra moments that spoke volumes of care. (Remember long hugs?) Sometimes, when there was a big crowd and you didn’t get a chance to hug or speak, eye contact alone made the commitment tangible, words were unnecessary.

Sending a card has always been a way of showing up — and it has the added benefit of maintaining a safe distance.

Recently, a friend described her elderly mother’s graveside funeral, attended by her three children and their spouses, a priest and pallbearers from the funeral home. Her death was not COVID-related, but she was ill, and my friend wondered if the thought of long days and nights without company had something to do with her dying. The virus changes everything.

So, we do what we can: we send emails or e-cards, sign the virtual guest book posted by the funeral home, Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. No snark, please; it’s a blessing.

My husband was with his mother when she died years ago, in Florida. To this day, he gets teary remembering the comfort of the many messages of sympathy posted on his Facebook page.

He also treasured the notes and cards that came through the United States Postal Service, which — as of today — still exists.

Sending a card has always been a way of showing up — and it has the added benefit of maintaining a safe distance.

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But with the number of COVID-19 deaths continuing to climb, sympathy cards are as scarce as two-ply toilet paper.

Of course, a message of sympathy can just as easily be sent inside any card. Flowers or birds on the cover are soothing; impressionist paintings and Japanese landscapes are also nice. You don’t need a card at all. For centuries, people wrote messages of condolence on plain paper, also known as stationary.

The loss of sympathy cards is a problem. Confronted with the blank page most of us are at a loss.

“I don’t know what to say.”

Nobody has the right words. It’s not a time for eloquence.

It’s simple. Begin with:

“I am so sorry for your loss.”

Write a line or two about the person who died:

“I’ve been looking at pictures of us.”

“I will always remember how she beamed at your wedding.”

“Reading about him made me wish I’d gotten to know him.”

Express a hope for the future:

“I look forward to the day we can be together.”

More than anything, it’s the thought that counts.

Close with something like:

“You are in my thoughts.”

“You are in our hearts/prayers”

“With sympathy and love.”

This is also showing up: the envelope, the stamp, the handwriting that is yours alone, the care and time it took. More than anything, it’s the thought that counts.

Then, send another note after what will be a long, painful, lonely month. Just a postcard is fine.

“Thinking of you.”

It’s a little thing. But now, the least we can do is probably the most.

Anita Diamant is the author of “Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew.”

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90,000 Three prizes were taken by the students of DT “Quantorium” in the All-Russian map competition – Quantorium Sakhalin

On April 16, 2020, the All-Russian competition “Festival of Cards” was held at the Kvantorium Children’s Technopark in Naberezhnye Chelny.

Participants of the competition from 16 cities of Russia met in a distance format. This year the geography of the competition stretched from Tatarstan to Sakhalin and Kamchatka, and in total more than 50 works were sent to the competition, 115 people took part.

The main goal of the competition is to increase interest in cartography and modern technologies related to geospatial data.

To participate in the competition, teams had to create their own map. This year nominations announced:

  • Best Research Paper
  • Non-standard solution
  • Map for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War
  • Creative Route Rally
  • Environmental Card
  • Innovative map using virtual and augmented reality technologies
  • Audience Award
  • GRAND PRIX festival

Maps were assessed according to several criteria: compliance with the chosen topic, map content, visual implementation, usability, information availability and compliance with cartographic standards (compliance with scale, generalization, topology, correct projection, etc.).), video presentation of the work.

According to the results of the competition, teams from the Children’s Technopark “Quantorium” (direction geoquantum, mentor E.B. Tsybikova) of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk took 3 prizes in three nominations:

Nomination “Environmental Map” – 2nd place

Map: “Satellite imagery coverage for analysis of observance of seine length restrictions for the area from Cape Aniva to Cape Terpeniya (southeastern coast of Sakhalin Island)”

Authors: Sadykov Alexander, Koloskov Dmitry, Kidyaev Daniil, Manyurova Adelina, Abdukarimov Abduvahob

In the “Non-standard solution” nomination – 1st place

Map: “Attractions of Sakhalin Island (Basemap for creating a 3d model of Sakhalin by laser cutting and engraving)”

Authors: Popova Sophia, Makartsev Maxim, Afonaskin Pavel

Sofia Popova, member of the winning team: “I really liked the map contest.I want to say thank you to the organizers, because they gave the opportunity to show their capabilities and see the work of others. Thanks! It’s great that we took 1st place, which means we were puffing over the design of the map and the search for information on attractions for a reason. Thank you that our mentor Ekaterina Tsybikova paid attention to the criteria for evaluating works for several sessions. As a result, we won. Hooray! »

Nomination “Innovative map using technologies of augmented and virtual reality” – 1st place

Map: “Journey from the Palace of Sports” Crystal “to the Children’s Technopark” Quantorium “

Authors: Ryzhov Nikolay, Bogdan Nazar, Jones Sofia, Rezinkina Anastasia

The guys shared their impressions of the victory:

“It was very interesting and exciting for me to work on the project“ Travel from DS “Kristall” to DT “Quantorium”, ”says Bogdan Nazar.”And especially, take panoramic photos with the Ricoh Theta and combine them into a virtual tour.”

“I liked yesterday’s summing up of the results of the“ Festival of Cards ”on the online broadcast,” says Nikolai Ryzhov. – “The most interesting and important for us was the presentation of projects of“ Quantorium ”students from other cities and master classes on the publication of projects from the partners of the competition and the tutor of geoquantum. We got a vivid idea of ​​the development of computer 3D technologies and web cartography. “

All winners have already received certificates of participants in the competition.

The children will receive diplomas and gifts from the organizers and sponsors of the event later, as soon as they “get” to the island through the courier service.

The partners of the competition are: Fund for New Forms of Education Development; Ministry of Digital Development of Public Administration, Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Tatarstan; PJSC KAMAZ; Kamaz-master team; GAU “Technopark in the field of high technologies” IT-park “, NextGIS.

90,000 What is AR, VR, MR, XR, 360?

Field of view

Definition:

The field of view is what you see when looking straight ahead. The field of view represents the boundaries of your natural vision, both in reality and in terms of MX content. The human field of view averages about 200 degrees.

Looking at virtual reality headsets, you will see that they have such a characteristic as “field of view”.Most modern VR headsets have a minimum field of view of 90 to 110 degrees, which serves as a base for comfortable VR. The larger the field of view, the more the user sees the environment, as this expands the boundaries of his vision, and as a result, a greater immersion effect is achieved. This is similar to the difference between an IMAX movie theater screen and a conventional movie theater screen. The IMAX screen is much larger and therefore takes up more of your field of view, allowing you to see more for a more immersive experience.

A wider field of view is difficult to achieve because the limitations of lens optics — chromatic aberration and barrel distortion — become more severe and the optics itself must become more complex. Similar to a photograph taken with a fisheye lens, images on the helmet display are distorted in accordance with the helmet optics. What’s more, widening the field of view ‘stretches’ the available screen resolution, which means that the resolution must be increased to maintain the same pixel density at higher angles of the field of view – potential impact can be mitigated with VR shading and fovea rendering.

It should also be noted that some VR glasses – such as the HoloLens – also present a limited field of view. One could consider the ‘field of view’ when using a smartphone for AR by its screen size, but this is not an exact technical definition.

On rare occasions, the field of view is also called the “field of vision”.

See also: ‘Field of view’

Opportunity:

If you are a manufacturer of virtual reality headsets, the field of view is a serious problem that you need to think about a lot.As far as content creators are concerned, hardware constraints on the portion of the field of view determine the ‘canvas’ on which VR or AR content is ‘drawn’, so this is an important factor – especially for multi-platform releases.

Oktyabrsky district | The official portal of the city of Irkutsk

Oktyabrsky district of the city of Irkutsk, as a territorial unit, was formed on March 21, 1941 on the basis of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR dated 02.12.1941. parts of the city, the suburbs of Marat and Rabocheye, as well as the upland part.

On November 4, 1961, the Stalin district was renamed Oktyabrsky by decision N 587 of the Executive Committee of the Irkutsk Regional Council of Working People’s Deputies.

On June 5, 1984, the Irkutsk Regional Executive Committee made a decision on the administrative subordination of the settlements of Listvyanka, Angarsk khutors, Bolshiye Koty and Nikola to the Oktyabrsky District Executive Committee of Irkutsk. Thus, the borders expanded to the shores of Lake Baikal. And in 1995, these settlements were again included in the administrative-territorial subordination of the Irkutsk rural area.After numerous territorial divisions, the Oktyabrsky District ended up within the borders in which it is today.

Now the district is located in the eastern part of the city and covers an area of ​​2364 hectares. The road and transport network of the district consists of 98 streets, driveways and lanes, their total length is 226 km.

According to the Territorial Body of the Federal State Statistics Service of the Irkutsk Region, the population living in the Oktyabrsky District as of January 1, 2014 totals 148,441 people.

Today, there are 1,820 enterprises and organizations of various forms of ownership in the district.

Of which:

• 23 cultural institutions,
• 6 higher and 8 secondary specialized educational institutions,
• 39 municipal educational organizations of preschool, general and additional education for children,
• 15 commercial banks and a number of other social facilities.

A large number of historical and cultural monuments are located on the territory of the Oktyabrsky District.

Of the churches of the 18th century that have survived to this day, the Exaltation of the Cross is the brightest, refined in form and richly decorated with stone lace. Since 1948, according to the decree of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR, the church has been protected by the state, and in 1960 it with the surrounding buildings (a fence with gates, an almshouse, two residential buildings) was declared a monument of federal significance.

Another historical and cultural monument is the Muslim mosque. Built in 1905, the mosque was recognized as one of the best in Russia.Its architectural design was based on Kazan mosques, which were influenced by European and Orthodox architecture. Currently, the mosque is the spiritual center of Muslims – residents of Irkutsk.

The estate of V.P. Sukachev is a genuine material evidence characterizing the achievements of Siberian architecture in the field of architectural and gardening art of the 19th century, the enduring value of bygone times, the spiritual state and aesthetic needs of long gone generations.Vladimir Platonovich Sukachev dreamed of turning the city into a garden. Nowadays, the memorial estate has become a national treasure, a special value of Irkutsk, the chronicle of the past is carefully preserved in the estate – memories of a bygone era and its contemporaries.

On the territory of the district there is one of the oldest libraries in the city and region – the Central City Library named after A.V. Potanina. The library was founded in 1896 as a people’s free library-reading room with funds and donations from Irkutsk residents.At present, the central city library has a universal book fund of 60 thousand copies of publications. In the structure of the library, there are several departments that provide both services to readers and organizational and methodological management of the activities of the libraries of the Central Library System.

The Angara icebreaker is a cultural heritage site, rescued and restored at the expense of the Irkutsk regional branch of the All-Russian Society for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments (VOOPIiK).For more than 20 years, Angara, the world’s only surviving linear icebreaker, has stood at the pier in the Solnechny microdistrict. Built at the Armstrong shipyards in England, for many years it connected the shores of Lake Baikal, carrying out the transportation of goods and passengers. Today, the icebreaker has created a cultural and leisure center for young people and adolescents of the city.

The Irkutsk Regional Musical Theater named after V.I. N.M. Zagursky. In 1940, the Gorky Theater of Musical Comedy came to Irkutsk on tour.The Irkutsk people welcomed the team. The performances were a great success, and in March 1941, at the request of the Irkutsk people, the theater was stationed in Irkutsk. Today the theater is proud of its stage masters – People’s Artists of Russia V. Yakovlev, N. Khokholkov, E. Voloshina, Honored Artists of the Russian Federation – N. Maltsev, E. Bondarenko, V. Lesov, V. Varlashov, N. Danilina, E. Vasiliev, Popov and many others.

One of the oldest puppet theaters in Siberia – “Aistenok” in 2010 celebrated its 75th anniversary.For more than 50 years the theater worked without a stationary stage. The actors traveled across the expanses of the Irkutsk region. Even during the Great Patriotic War, the theater did not stop its intensive touring activity. In 1986 the theater “Aistenok” received the building of the former cinema “Mir” at its disposal. At present “Aistenok” occupies a prominent place among Russian puppet theaters. The creative team is a laureate of the festival of puppet theaters in Moscow, the International Festival of Puppet Theater, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of S.Obraztsov, as well as the winner of the Irkutsk Komsomol Prize named after I. I. Utkin.

The Sibexpocentre exhibition complex, which was built in 1996, is located in the Solnechny microdistrict. Today it is the largest presentation area in Eastern Siberia, with three pavilions with a total area of ​​4500 sq. M and an open exhibition area of ​​3400 sq. M. meters. The exhibition complex annually holds more than 30 exhibitions, the topics of which reflect practically all sectors of the economy of the Irkutsk region.

The Vid sewing factory is one of the leading enterprises in Russia for the production of men’s and children’s business assortment. Experience in the production of children’s business suits – over 35 years. The birth of the company is considered to be April 1, 1930, when the Department of Local Economy of the Irkutsk District Executive Committee signed Order No. 57 dated 11.04.30. on the establishment of the Irkutsk State Garment Factory No. 1. Today, the ViD sewing company is a well-equipped enterprise that uses advanced production technologies.

In 1978, the largest dairy producer in Eastern Siberia was commissioned. The Irkutsk Dairy Plant has been producing and selling dairy products for over 30 years. In 2001, the Irkutsk Dairy Plant became part of the Yanta group of enterprises. The plant’s capacities allow processing up to 250 tons of milk daily. These are prophylactic products enriched with lactobifidobacteria, beneficial supplements and vitamins, known to customers as tasty, high quality and affordable.Iodized dairy products are especially popular. The dairy products have always received high awards at numerous exhibitions and fairs.

OJSC Irkutsk Relay Plant is one of the oldest enterprises in Irkutsk, included in the list of strategic enterprises of the military-industrial complex of our country. It dates back to 1934, when the production of galvanic batteries was opened on the basis of handicraft mechanical repair shops. During the Great Patriotic War, the plant produced anode batteries for field telephones, radio stations, parts for mines.In 1946, factory production was transferred to a peaceful track. During the first post-war decade, the collective of the enterprise, practically from scratch, launched into serial production several types of acoustic devices at once – street loudspeakers, battery-operated radio receivers. Since 1956, the plant has specialized in the production of switching equipment – relays, switches, connectors. The official name “Irkutsk Relay Plant” was given to it in 1963. The plant is a research and production complex, where the scientific and technical center actively and fruitfully conducts its activities, production workshops work stably and with high quality: assembly, mechanical, electroplating, instrumental, plastic products.

The grand opening of the multifunctional sports complex “Baikal-Arena” of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Special Education “State School (College) of the Olympic Reserve of Irkutsk” took place on September 3, 2012. The complex is the largest training complex in Siberia and the Far East (with a total area of ​​22,645 square meters), on the basis of which various sports are developed. The institution has created all the conditions for organizing training for high-level athletes of different ages. On the territory of the complex there are 12 gyms, including for wrestling, boxing, weightlifting, powerlifting, martial arts, rhythmic gymnastics, table tennis.

The municipal enterprise “Irkutskgorelectrotrans” has been transporting residents and guests of the city of Irkutsk for more than half a century by the most environmentally friendly form of transport – electric. MUP “Irkutskgorelectrotrans” is located on the territory of the tram depot. The main task of the enterprise is to provide high-quality transport services to the population. Taking into account the specifics of production and the need for training young personnel, the company has its own educational and consulting center for the training of trolleybus and tram drivers.

On October 29, 1965, in the regional center, on Karl Marx Street, 45, the Wedding House was opened. And on November 30, 2003, a new and modern Palace opened its doors at st. December Events, 106. Every year thousands of young people flock here with the desire to start a family. There are also many who wish to celebrate the anniversary date with a solemn ceremony. Holidays “Know how to cherish love”, “Golden Autumn” have become a tradition.

In order to organize and implement rational nutrition for kindergarten pupils and students of educational organizations of the city of Irkutsk, the municipal unitary enterprise “Food FactoryIrkutsk “. The food plant includes production shops: a confectionery shop, a shop for semi-finished products, a meat shop.

Irkutsk Regional Clinical Consultative and Diagnostic Center is one of the leading medical centers in Russia, known not only for its modern diagnostic base, but also for the latest information technologies. Modern telemedicine technologies and digital communication channels allow for remote consultations of difficult patients in the largest clinics in Russia and the world on-line.The diagnostic center is a member of the international association of diagnostic centers.

Clinical Hospital N1 is the largest and oldest hospital in the Oktyabrsky District. The structure includes: a hospital for 595 beds of various profiles; three specialized outpatient clinical consulting centers: rheumatological, diabetological, allergological; 16 clinical departments; 17 medical and diagnostic departments, a polyclinic, a women’s consultation with a branch, a trauma center, an emergency dental department.All medical and diagnostic departments and offices are equipped with new equipment of the latest generation.

The State Archives of the Irkutsk Region (GAIO) is one of the largest repositories of documents from the Archive Fund of the Russian Federation in Siberia. It was formed in 1941 by merging three previously existing regional archives: the October Revolution Archive, the Historical Archive, and the Military Archive. An important function of the archive is the selection and acceptance for state storage of documents formed as a result of the activities of modern institutions, organizations, enterprises.

The SOYUZPECHAT company was established in 1969. Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, SOYUZPECHAT begins to acquire the features of a progressive retail network, and the list of products sold has been significantly expanded. Since April 2005, the network of JSC IRKUTSKPECHAT (formerly Soyuzpechat) has become part of the Russian Holding JSC Agency Rospechat, which includes regional enterprises throughout the country.

In the Oktyabrsky District, at the intersection of Trilissera and Deputatskaya Streets, there is the Irkutsk Research Institute of Plague Control in Siberia and the Far East of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing of the Russian Federation – a major scientific and organizational and methodological center for combating especially dangerous and natural focal infections in the east of our country.The Institute was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor for merits in anti-epidemic, research and scientific-production work.

Irkutsk International Airport is a large transport enterprise where the reception, commercial and maintenance of aircraft of various types is carried out. He received his first passengers back in 1925, having settled first on the left bank of the Angara, and by the thirtieth year – in the area of ​​the Red Barracks. In 1954 the airport was given international status.The favorable geographical position in the center of the Asian part of Russia allows the airport to connect Europe with the countries of Southeast Asia and America.

The governing body on the territory of the Oktyabrsky District is the Oktyabrsky District Management Committee of the Irkutsk City Administration. Address: st. December Events, 27; phone: 520-248 (reception)

Taganrog Institute named after A.P. Chekhov | Applicants | Best Graduates

In the section you can see the weekly schedule of your classes

Telephones of faculties, departments and structural divisions of TI named after A.P. Chekhov

Faculty: pedagogy and methods of preschool, primary and additional education

Direction: Pedagogical education (with two training profiles)

Profile: Preschool education and Music

Participation in olympiads, competitions, scientific conferences:

I laureate the festival of youth creativity of the Taganrog Institute named after A.P. Chekhov (branch) of the Russian State Economic University (RINH) “Student Spring – 2021” nomination – pop vocal (solo)

Laureate of the I degree of the festival of youth creativity of the Taganrog Institute named after A.P. Chekhov (branch) of the Russian State Economic University (RINH) “Student Spring – 2021” nomination – vocals (duet, trio)

Laureate of the I degree of the festival of youth creativity of the Taganrog Institute named after A.P. Chekhov (branch) of the Russian State Economic University (RINH) “Student Spring – 2016” nomination – vocal (duet, trio)

Laureate of the III degree of the All-Russian (with international participation) vocal and choral competition named afterD. B. Kabalevsky in the nomination “Choral conducting”, “Audience Choice Award” 2018

Achievements:

Studying at “excellent” and “good”.

The brightest memory from student life

The brightest memory from student life is entering the institute. For me, it served as the beginning of a new, adult, independent life, full of new acquaintances, discoveries, knowledge and emotions.

Plans for the professional future

I plan to successfully graduate from the institute, work in my specialty and get a second higher education.

90,000 Exhibition “Preliminary Results” by Andrey Esionov

Exhibition “Preliminary Results” by Andrey Esionov

from August 19, 2021 the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan opens an exhibition of the famous Moscow painter and graphic artist Andrei Kimovich Yesionov in the Gallery of Contemporary Art of the Pushkin Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan.

The exhibition is called “Preliminary Results”. And this is no coincidence.Before us is a master of mature age, who has already declared himself in Russian art. But he continues to seek and master new perspectives on his already planned path, he develops and changes. Andrey Esionov possesses a unique professional and technical skill that allows him to create works on the most important topics of humanity (both traditional religious and philosophical and meditative). The exhibition presents portraits of figures of contemporary Russian culture and art, as well as political figures.
In the ability to organize complex spatial configurations and foreshortenings, in the “director’s” skill of constructing a scene, the artist competes with the greatest masters of past eras. At the same time, he is a virtuoso master of the art of classical watercolor; poignant and most everyday subjects captured on the streets of Russian and Western European cities impress with the accuracy of characteristics, liveliness of the atmosphere, direct presentation, and here he remains a deep observer of human types, relationships and collisions.

Andrey Esionov was born on November 30, 1963 in the city of Tashkent.
Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts (Painting Department, 2018), Honorary Academician of the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts and Drawing (Accademia delle Arti del Disegno), member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia (1995), Moscow Association of Artists
International Art Fund, VTOO “Union of Artists of Russia”. Exhibited in museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg. His art has received high marks from audiences in Italy and other European countries.The assessments of the professional community have always been at their best, and the audience’s sympathy constantly accompanies the appearance of Andrei Kimovich’s works at exhibitions.

On August 20, the lecture hall of the State Art Museum will host lectures by the famous art critic Alexander Borovsky (Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation, Head of the Department of Contemporary Art at the State Russian Museum, curator of contemporary art exhibitions, who wrote about 200 works on the history of 20th century art) and the editor-in-chief of the Tretyakov Gallery magazine Alexander Rozhina.

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