I purchased this for a family who recently lost their teenage son. In situations like this, it seems like there is nothing that could be helpful, but I took a chance based on the positive reviews. I heard from one of the relatives of the family the day after I gave the gift that it was appreciated and that the mother gave one of the notes to her other children to keep in his pocket. It's not a big jar, but it's very pretty and well presented. I would buy again.