Archive for October, 2009

HOPE Is On The Air — And Soon To Be On iTunes!

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Russ is chatting on the radio this morning with Loren, the wonderful host of Loving The Life You’re In.

Call in and join the conversation!

1-866-613-1612.

If you missed the conversation, look for it soon on iTunes. When we know the exact link, you can be SURE we’ll share it with you.

Hope Is In The Cards supporter brings HOPE to lost dogs and cats too!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

OK, we know this is about sending upbeat cards and notes to people, but when the folks at Max & Lucy sent us this picture of a dog they rescued, we couldn’t resist.

The folks at Max & Lucy gave this sweet pooch a home -- and mailed free HOPE cards at their benefit clearance sale!

The folks at Max & Lucy gave this sweet pooch a home -- and mailed free HOPE cards at their benefit clearance sale!

The company held a clearance sale and donated 50% of the proceeds to a non-kill dog and cat shelter — AND mailed free HOPE cards during the event. THANK YOU Max & Lucy!

Hope Comes To Phoenix Thanks To Incredible Folks From Greeting Card Association

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Lots of conventions and national meetings are all about relaxation and networking. But the folks at the national Greeting Card Association are taking HOPE out to the community in Phoenix!

Get this — attendees of this year’s annual convention are taking time out of the meetings to donate their services to a Phoenix shelter that helps homeless men, women and families!

These folks have been super supportive of Hope Is In The Cards (we couldn’t have done we’ve done without their help) and now they’re putting their words into action as well.

Look for photos soon! And while they’re helping people in need, remember, you can help lift someone’s spirits by sending a REAL card or note, in the mail, RIGHT NOW!

Hope Is In The Cards Earns 3,000 Followers on Twitter!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Maybe it’s not huge news for some folks, but at Hope Is In The Cards, we’re totally STOKED to achieve this kind of following!

THANKS to all our friends on Twitter. Let’s get the entire country to join the HOPE movement!

Need a card for HOPE FRIDAY? Make your own!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Every week, more and more people embrace the idea of HOPE FRIDAY. That’s the day of week we’ve asked folks to simply write HOPE on the back of anything they mail.

Just write HOPE on the back of anything you mail this Friday! It's an easy and FREE way to spread our upbeat message.

Just write HOPE on the back of anything you mail this Friday! It's an easy and FREE way to spread our upbeat message.

But some people have said they want to mail an actual HOPE card to someone. Tons of cool folks we know offer great cards and you can check them out in our partners section.

And now, you can make your own HOPE card! Just click on the button on the right side of our website and you can download a file to print out yourself.

In just minutes, and a little trimming with scissors, you’ll have a super cool card to send to someone. Email a photo of your card to info@hopeisinthecards.org and we’ll put it on our site!

The relationship between HOPE and diapers revealed!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

You don’t need to wait for a specific event to spread HOPE and make an amazing impact. Consider sending a totally unexpected, upbeat card or note to someone right now.

When’s the last time you just told your Dad you think about him? Can you remember the last time you send your brother or sister a letter that says they matter to you? Or your Mom — write a note and mail it to her that says you can’t believe she changed your diapers! She’ll laugh, you’ll laugh, and for one small moment, the weight of the world will be a little lighter.

That’s what this whole effort is all about.