Why a Greeting card? Plus a Big Announcement!

A little history behind Little Love Letters: A Peaceful Revolution: After the Orlando Pulse Night Club mass murders in June 2016, I decided that enough was enough. I could no longer just be a bystander. I looked for a way to help and Little Love Letters: A Peaceful Revolution became my answer. It seems that when it is the right thing to do that it just shows up and makes itself present to you. I matched some of my art work with affirmations that I had written or I pinched the words of men and women with stronger voices and created 2" x 3 1/2" Little Love Letters: A Peaceful Revolution cards. One side featured my art and the words were displayed on the other side. I thought if people could leave a card in a public place for someone to find that the person finding the card would feel less lonely and know that they matter.

We are out of touch with being in touch. 

So you might think that I missed the Valentine’ s Day crunch to get my cards into your homes.

Truth be told, I did it on purpose. Not that I have a wish to see my greeting card lines implode or anything like that.

I wanted the rush to quiet down so that I could answer the question: “Why a Greeting Card?”

We created this high tech world where technology is god and is constantly changing (or should it be charging) and one of the saddest developments with all our new gadgets and visits to massage therapists because our necks are killing us is… loneliness. We are walking around with wounded souls and the fear that we are not seen or heard or matter.

The Odd Sisters are all about empowerment with a tad of humor thrown in.

Loneliness is a world that never sleeps.

This study, published by the global health service company, CIGNA, found that 46 percent of U.S. adults report sometimes or always feeling lonely and 47 percent report feeling left out. Generation Z, or those between the ages of 18 and 22, were the loneliest generation, with a “loneliness score” of 48.3. Cigna calls those “epidemic levels.”May 4, 2018.

 Epidemic levels? You think?

I am declaring  March 2019, the Month of the Greeting Card. Hey, if we can have pepperoni pizza day then we can have a greeting card month. I am challenging everyone who reads this post to please buy a card, make a card, recycle a card(really?) and send it to someone who  you know who could use some cheering up.  Write a message in it. Feel the weird sensation of having a pen in your hands. If you don’t have a pen, get one from your parents or grandparents. Maybe send them a card.

I am a fine artist who worked to get her work in shows and galleries until that morning in June 2016 when i woke up to hear that 49 young men and women where shot down at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Fl.  My life changed that day. As a writer and an artist I could no longer sit back and expect other people to offer comfort and peace to  people. It became my job.  On a very small scale, I created Little Love Letters: A Peaceful Revolution cards  that were left around in public places for people to find.  We did a noble job of getting over 70,000 cards around the world.

Part Two of “Why A Greeting Card?”  

A Peaceful Revolution cards are created using watercolors, pen & ink, pastels, colored pencils and a little Little Love Letters: A Peaceful Revolution card comes with each greeting card.

I created greeting card lines:  A Peaceful Revolution and The Odd Sisters. Both were created to let people know that they matter and don’t have to be updated.

The Peaceful Revolution greeting cards come with a little Love Letters: A Peaceful Revolution card  that they can keep or pass on to someone else.

 The Odd Sister’s tagline is “Even if you are a little odd, you’ll always be a sister.” The cards are about inclusive and acceptance and these whimsical women are strong and sassy. I would not mess with them.

I hope you will heed the call and make March 2019 the month of the Greeting Card. And don’t forget about April, May, June….

Please let me know if you do send a card and how it felt to reach out to someone or if you are a little sad and need a card sent to you, please email me and I will send you a greeting card with a personal message from me. 

For more info, please go to: Little Love Letters: A Peaceful Revolution

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11 thoughts on “Why a Greeting card? Plus a Big Announcement!

  1. Thank you, Elizabeth. I am printing out this page as a reminder to send out cards.. real cards… I love your idea of recycling old cards in addition to Little Love Letters. Your heart is touching so many people. When I read the part of your blog … “I am a fine artist who worked to get her work in shows and galleries until that morning in June 2016 when i woke up to hear that 49 young men and women where shot down at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Fl. My life changed that day. As a writer and an artist I could no longer sit back and expect other people to offer comfort and peace to people. It became my job,” a chill literally ran down my spine. THANKS FOR THE REMINDER! And, the inspiration to connect! You are one of the doers.

    1. Thanks so much, Pam. I think all of us artist are the keepers of recording what happens in our world. Glad my words were like a reminder. I know we all can do better. And using the talent that we are lucky to have, I believe we can,

  2. I’m proud to call you my friend. You’re an inspiration and a much needed reminder that we CAN make a difference even if we’re not “big shots “. We all need to know we matter, that we’re seen for who we are and that even in an unsafe and scary world, there are safe havens.

    1. Debra- thanks so much. I think us artist do have a responsibility to create art that moves people whether it if their souls or feet! xox

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