Archive for June, 2009

World’s Best Dad

Monday, June 15th, 2009

You bet I’m biased, but just look at what my Dad did for me! He sent me a great Father’s Day card saying how proud he was to be my Dad (wouldn’t be here without you either Dad!) AND he put the word HOPE on the back. It wouldn’t matter if I lost everything I owned. This card is why HOPE IS IN THE CARDS matters. Do something nice for your Dad. Send those cards now!

AND he put the word HOPE on the back. Awesome!

AND he put the word HOPE on the back. Awesome!

Retailer & Partner Kits Still Going Out!

Friday, June 12th, 2009

We’re almost done sending nearly 300 HOPE kits to retailers and other partners. The kits contain promotion ideas, display ideas, press releases, ideas on how to use Twitter and Facebook and other tools to help promote independent retailers and the Hope Is In The Cards movement. If you’d like one, just send us a request!

New York sees Wall of Hope for the first time!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

At the National Stationery Show, the Wall of Hope made an appearance — much to the delight of hundreds of retailers. Cards were donated by dozens of companies and visitors to the Wall could pick any card they wanted. If they signed the card and addressed it right then and there, we mailed it for free! We’d like to take the wall across America — want to help sponsor it? Contact us at

Kids Clothing Line Supports Hope!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

We just received a wonderful note from When I Grow Up I Will…. ( a cool little company that makes tees for kids. They love the Hope Is In The Cards project and added us to their resource list! THANKS!

Hope Arrives in CT — thanks to Mary Jones!

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Mary Jones is going to interview Russ Haan on her show Saturday, June 6th at 12:30 ET. Tune in on WDRC AM 1360, WMMW AM 1470, WWCO AM 1240 and WSNG AM 610. Should be fun — we appreciate it Mary!

Relax Intuit to spread the HOPE message!

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Just had a nice conversation with the Relax Intuit company. They’re going to put HOPE cards in shipments to their customers! Look for the details here and on Twitter soon!

75 years and makes HOPE worth it.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

A wonderful woman named Marianne McDermott spent a good chunk of her life supporting the national Greeting Card Association. She retired a few years ago and somehow seems to have more energy than ever. Just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to someone who has relentlessly supported the sending of cards. Have a great day Marianne!

More Great News for HOPE

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Look for a post on PlanetChange next week. What a great blog! It’s people like them (and us and you) who will make the world a better place. Here’s their site addy: Let’s tilt this planet!

Coach House Gifts Spreads The Word!

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Here’s what this great chain of stores put right on the HOME PAGE of their website:

* Check out Russ’s message. We couldn’t agree with him more *

How COOL and kind is that?!! THANK YOU.

Busy Week For HOPE Ahead

Monday, June 1st, 2009

We’ll update the site, send kits to retailers, partner with more card companies and have some interviews! Off we go!