I have given these as gifts to hurting and grieving people The surface and edges are all very smooth so even though it doesn't quite fit the curve of the hand, it is still a very tangible, concrete, comfortable item to hold when praying. Sometimes we just long for something to physically hold on to when we have a loss. My only disappointment was that the product description said it was, "Packaged with explanatory story card". I thought that would explain the purpose of the comfort cross but it was just a description of the creation process and a Certificate of Authenticity. It never even referred to it as a Comfort Cross. I felt recipients who haven't heard of them may not know that the cross is designed for a specific use. So I wrote my own poem to accompany the gift; it started with "This is a cross for you to hold, When in prayer your hands you fold". It had several stanza's that I think will resonate with the receiver and bring extra meaning to the gift. Good quality; very well made; pretty to look at; and has a soothing smoothness to it.
When I first ordered the comfort crosses the wood grain was so beautiful, but with each additional order the grain lessened. My last order arrived with one cross almost void of any noticeable grain. I feel the grain made the crosses unique and it seemed they came alive. This product is a wonderful idea. My only complaint is the lack of an interesting wood grain. Thank you.