As tech savvy as I may be and as much as I love to send and receive eCards, sometimes I just want a card to hold in my hand and hang on to. Knowing that someone took the time to select a card, handwrite the message, address, stamp, and send it to me is a show true gesture of kindness.
Prior to BlogHer 2009, American Cancer Society (ACS) invited their Blogger Advisory Council (BAC) for a visit to Hope Lodge, a place where cancer patients can stay when receiving treatment from the renowned hospitals in New York City.
At the end of our visit we got a sneak peek of a new logo and the soon-to-be unveiled More Birthdays site. I loved the message of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I loved the More Birthdays site that included gorgeous artwork by Eric Carle and incredible renditions of happy birthday by famous musicians a site that incorporated amazing technology.
But part of me wanted the artwork to be part of a card. A card that came in the mail and shared the message of more birthdays and less cancer but would be one I could keep. Forever.
I mentioned the idea to Susan Niebur(@WhyMommy)- great friend, 4 time cancer survivor, and fellow ACS BAC member.
“Wouldn’t it be great if a company like Tiny Prints could partner with American Cancer Society on this?” I mused.
I had a vision of ACS providing the artwork from the site and Tiny Prints donating a portion of the proceeds back. Cards could be ordered through the site and sent to recipients one at a time or ordered as blanks to be sent later.
This beautiful line is everything that Susan and I envisioned. Gorgeous cards that share American Cancer Society’s mission of creating a world with more birthdays and less cancer and whose purchase benefits an organization who has always been dedicated to finding a cure.
I am a volunteer member of the American Cancer Society’s Blogger Advisory Council however, I was compensated to share this amazing new card line that I helped conceived with the help of friends but would have done so gratis.
Thanks for reading Tech Savvy Mama through your feed!