August 18, 2009 14:07 ET

Christmas Cards and Photo Cards Retailer Joins the "Hope Is In The Cards" Movement

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Holiday cards, Christmas cards, and photo cards retailer is offering one free greeting card to customers during the first week of September in support of Hope Is In The Cards, a grassroots movement focused on spreading messages of encouragement by mail throughout the United States.

Small business owner Russ Haan started Hope Is In The Cards when his business began to suffer as the recession deepened last fall. He made an active decision to focus on the positive and encouraged others to do the same, proposing that "a small action like this taken by everyone in the country -- or even one out of every 10 people in the country -- could be the national stimulus we need to move forward."

To help Haan realize his goal of 300 million positive messages sent during the Week of Hope (September 1st-7th), is offering customers one free greeting card from their Hope Collection, featuring a variety of friendship cards, encouragement cards, and other uplifting messages. Each design can be personalized with text and photos, then will print and mail it anywhere in the world, for free.

"When we first heard about Hope Is In The Cards, we immediately wanted to get involved," says CEO, Marty Reed. "Cards are simple, yet powerful gestures. There's a lot of people going through rough times right now, who deserve a random 'hello' or 'I believe in you.' It's an easy way to brighten someone's day."

To learn more about's Hope Is In The Cards program, click here.

About is an Emeryville, California-based personalized cards retailer that brings together online customization with designs from over 60 independent artists. The company employs state-of-the-art digital printing practices and uses only the highest quality, environmentally friendly papers and packaging materials. Cardstore provides custom greeting cards for all occasions including birth announcements, party invitations, holiday photo cards, Christmas cards, thank you cards and wedding invitations.

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