Archive for May, 2012

They’re good, they’re good not

Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

We have become experts at believing we created a good-looking, good-sounding card, only to later realize that what we thought was good was really good not.

While this may sound discouraging, it is actually encouraging, as it shows we moved up a notch on the how-to-make-a-great-greeting card curve.  As you may recall from reading the About Us page of our site, we are still trainees in creating greeting cards, given our lack of formal education and work experience in this area.  However, we are quite determined to move up the curve, even if it is slippery and steep, as we believe the Lord, for whatever good reason, wants us to do this.

In recent weeks, and in anticipation of showing our 50 best cards on the Markdown Marketplace website, we made extensive revisions to these 50 cards.  After ordering a few helpful books on how to write messages in greeting cards, we applied the knowledge we gained to rewrite roughly 35 of the messages in these cards.  Most of these new messages rhyme; others have more substance.  In addition, we enhanced their color schemes by using standard schemes in Adobe Illustrator.  This overall experience has boosted our confidence in our ability to create competitively-looking, and competitively-sounding greeting cards, and as such we are truly thankful.  The question though, is, will these cards fall into the “good not” camp in another six months.  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

 

 

National Recognition (Markdown Marketplace)

Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 2:50 am

We are excited to report that Markdown Marketplace, a website started by people associated with conservative radio  host Glenn Beck, has selected our business to be one of 50 that they will showcase on their website when it is launched mid May 2012.  We consider this opportunity a tremendous blessing from the Lord and look forward to selling our cards to a national audience of people who listen to Glenn Beck’s show.