Archive for August, 2009

Week Of Hope Almost Here!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Imagine 300 million positive cards and letters going around our country – one for each American. That’s the goal of Hope Is In The Cards and some very special card retailers across the country are helping make it happen.

These retailers are giving away a FREE postage stamp to any customer who buys a card from their stores from September 1st to September 7th.

I gave 600 retailers a free stamp so they know how cool it feels when that happens!

I gave 600 retailers a free stamp so they know how cool it feels when that happens!

All you have to do is vist a participating retailer, buy a card, put on the stamp they give you, and mail it — it’s HOPE in action!

To find the retailers participating in this program, just click here:

www.HopeIsInTheCards.org and click on RETAILERS NEAR YOU!

Kids Keep HOPE Growing

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

These pics just make me so happy!

She's got HOPE by the ears!

She's got HOPE by the ears!

Kids at summer camps continue to write and mail real cards to their teachers, fire-fighters and police officers. The cards were donated, the camp directors help the kids, and the recipients get an authentic THANK–YOU from the next generation of Americans.

Kids write and mail cards to local teachers, firefighters or police officers.

Kids write and mail cards to local teachers, firefighters or police officers.

Everyone wins, and that’s what Hope Is In The Cards is all about.

Gotta Send HOPE to get HOPE

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Roped my mom into helping send hundreds of emails and more than 600 HOPE card to retailers across the country.

Asked them to support the WEEK OF HOPE by giving free stamps to anyone who buys a greeting card from them September 1st to 7th.

LOTS of letters being sent to recruit retailers for the WEEK OF HOPE!

LOTS of letters being sent to recruit retailers for the WEEK OF HOPE!

Another 8 retailers said yes yesterday!

My goal is HUNDREDS!

And they all went out -- HUNDREDS of HOPE cards!

And they all went out -- HUNDREDS of HOPE cards!

Send me the email or name of any retailer you think would be interested. Thanks!

info@hopeisinthecards.org

Recruiting Retailers for the WEEK OF HOPE

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Today we began sending HOPE cards to independent store owners who sell cards.

I give a retailer a free stamp so they know how cool it feels when that happens!

I give a retailer a free stamp so they know how cool it feels when that happens!

Our goal is to get them to join the WEEK OF HOPE. During that week, we’re asking stores to give a FREE STAMP to any customer who buys a greeting card that week.

Then I ask the retailer to do the same for customers who buy cards September 1 to 7!

Then I ask the retailer to do the same for customers who buy cards September 1 to 7!

Think about it — for 44 cents, a store owner can make a customer feel like a million bucks — and whoever gets that card sent to them will too!

We're inviting more than 700 retailers to join our effort to spread HOPE!

We're inviting more than 700 retailers to join our effort to spread HOPE!

Know a retailer who sells cards? Connect them to us!

The Power Of The Written Word

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Check out this wonderful post about the power of sending REAL mail…

http://justinrlevy.com/2009/08/08/the-power-of-a-note/

I hope to connect with him and get him to support Hope Is In the Cards!

In the meantime, keep sending those cards and letters folks — and write the word HOPE on the back of anything you mail.

Week Of Hope September 1-7

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

What if hundreds of independent retailers offered to give customers free postage for any greeting card purchased and mailed the week of September 1 – 7 — the week before Labor Day?

You’d go to your favorite store, buy a cool greeting card and when you check out, the retailer hands you the postage so you can send it, right then, for free.

That’s the idea. I’m working right now to try to get at least ONE retailer in every state. My goal is 500 total. That could mean tens of thousands of positive, upbeat cards (all sold by a local business) circulating across our country.

Everyone wins here:
* We help the independent retailers;
* We help the independent card designers who sell to the independent retailers;
* We help lift the spirits of the thousands (or more!) of people who receive the cards we mail;
* We even help the USPS — which really needs help these days.

If you have a favorite small store or gift card shop, let them know about this! Have them get in touch! We’ll help promote them along the way! info@hopeisinthecards.org