january 30, 2011 // hallmark cards

Nearly two years ago I got my 15 minutes of fame. I entered a card contest with Hallmark Cards and was chosen as a finalist. My card was sold in stores and I won a much needed $250 big ones. The local paper sought me out.. and the happening metropolis that is my tiny hometown in Connecticut got to see my face on the front page. It . felt . awesome. I had popular people from high school who I'd never really talked to writing on my facebook wall congratulating me, the mailman was telling me he read the article.. I even saw my card at a Wal-Mart in Utah.. I was on top of the world.

Then all that ended. They took my card and the cards of my fellow contest finalists off the store shelves and replaced them with a new round of winners. Lame-o to the max. I still dream about those days. Ahh.. Glorious. Fortunately, Hallmark has contests every month. Unfortunately, I entered this past month and my card was not a winner. Thus, I decided to get down off of my high-horse and try my hand and freelance card design.

I gathered a collection of fine card companies that accept unsolicited submissions. Hallmark's line of quirky cards, Shoebox Greetings, was at the top of my list. I sent them a bundle of card designs via e-mail on Thursday. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that they'll like what I've got for them. Here's a little peak at a few of the designs I submitted:


"You Are Superb" Inside: Thank you.
"Digital/Analog" Inside: I like doing things old school.

I love greeting cards. Here's to hoping they love me too..

1 comment:

  1. This is really cool. You're so artistic, I hope you get picked. Good luck!!

    This kind of reminds me of when I was a kid I used to make cards for pretty much every holiday. My grandparents loved them (and actually saved a bunch of them!). I had a whole business plan and was going to start selling them to my neighbors. Then I realized how hard it was and as a kid, my time was better spent playing.


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