Sympathy Plates were designed to be a simple reminder to a friend or loved one during a most difficult time that that you care, that they are not alone, that their burdened is shared. Plates are a reminder of comfort, shared meals, gatherings, love. The stark rustic paintings of nature are soothing, humble, uncomplicated. This is an all around uncomplicated effortless show of your sympathy. You may purchase one with or without a stand.