A Note about Helping those in need...

Posted by Rene.Bross on 28. January 2010 10:42

Recently I was contacted by a very nice woman named Linda Lee who had a wonderful idea to raise money for an orphanage in Cambodia. She explained that she would like to print note cards with hand-drawn pictures on the front of the card- drawn by the orphans themselves and a photo and hand-written letter on the back of each card. As she told me more about her project and about the orphanage, I knew immediately that I wanted to help out however I could. As I received each hand-drawing, photo and hand-written note, I fell in love with project even more. Linda is a wonderful person and she is sending 100% of the proceeds of the sales of these cards directly to the Chres Village School and Orphanage in the Bakong District of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

These cards, which are blank inside, make wonderful thank you notes. I'm going to use them for my own children's thank you notes. The illustrations are not colored in and my boys are looking forward to coloring them before they send them out. I think it's a wonderful way for my young boys to make a connection with those that are not as fortunate. It beats sending a Mickey Mouse or Spongebob thank you note anyday!

To purchase your own set of Thank You notes and make a donation to the Orphanage in Cambodia, please visit Linda's website at http://kocalee.wordpress.com/

 

It's So Sweet to be Green!

Posted by Rene.Bross on 12. January 2010 12:00

Our new Valentines Photo Cards are here!! This year's designs feature fun little birdies, hip colors in browns and pinks and clean contemporary designs. Your little sweetie will look so cute pictured on one of our unique Valentine's Photo Cards and you'll be sweet to the earth too since all of our photo cards are printed on 100% recycled, FSC certified, matte card stock and come with 100% recycled, white envelopes. Click here to see our entire Valentine's Day Greeting selection!

It's not always easy being green.

Posted by Rene.Bross on 6. November 2009 13:36

I think we can all agree that making green choices isn't always easy- or the most convenient. Sure, it's easier to shoot off to the grocery store without a care in the world, and say "paper or plastic"- then remembering to bring your reusable bags. Sure it's easier to throw your empty aluminum cans and plastic milk containers right into the kitchen garbage can- then walking the few extra steps to the garage and the recycling bin. Sure it's easier to let the water run the entire time you brush your teeth- then remembering to shut the faucet off while you brush. Sure it's easier to buy a plastic bottle of water with your to-go lunch- then remembering to bring your reusable steel water bottle. Life is definitely more convenient, and completely mindless to take the non-green route. But is it better in the long-run? Is easier and convenient always better?

At My Good Greetings, we believe that the extra effort to make mindful, conscious, green decisions- even small little green decisions- add up to make a BIG difference in the long run. That's why in addition to making green choices in our every day life, we strive to make green decisions with our products and how we ship our products. Sure it's easier (and cheaper) to shrink wrap our cards in plastic and fill the box with packing peanuts or sealed plastic air. But what will that do to the environment in the long run? That shrink wrap and those packing peanuts would go right in the garbage- to lie for an eternity in landfill without ever decomposting. We believe that easier isn't always better so we choose to wrap our cards in 100% recycled, FSC Certifed paper and seal the wrap with a 100% recycled sticker and place it in a recycled cardboard box with recycled kraft paper stuffing- all of which will decompose quite nicely and quickly. Thank you very much! And we think it looks a lot cuter than plastic shrink wrap- I bet mother nature would think so too!

And just like that... ZOOM! We're a business!!

Posted by Rene.Bross on 21. October 2009 10:21

I'm so proud of my husband Tom! He submitted an article to LegalZoom.com (who we used to form our LLC) and they called right away to say that they were going to publish it on their website and include it in an email blast. I hadn't read the article prior to him submitting it, so it was so wonderful to read it on the LegalZoom website with the rest of the world. I was beaming with pride! Here's the first paragraph, then click to read the rest:

My Story: Tom Bross


When I told my father in law that I was quitting my job to start an Internet business he looked at me as if I were a side dish he hadn't ordered. I don't blame him. I had a job that paid well and the recession was just underway. Every business has a story. This is ours in a nutshell; what motivated us to make a change and take a chance, what led us to our big idea and we came to launch MyGoodGreetings.com... Click to read the rest.

 

Here's a Scary thought-- Halloween is just around the corner!

Posted by Rene.Bross on 23. August 2009 10:14

Yes, it's true! The kiddos go back to school this week which means Halloween is right around the corner. We're sad to see the fun of summer end, but we love what's to come- the beautiful fall trees, caramel apples and hot apple cider, pumpkin picking and fun costumes. Fall is a great time to reconnect with friends and family and there's no better way then with a photo greeting card from My Good Greetings. This fall season we have a number of new, hip and fun Halloween and Fall designs all printed on 100% recycled, FSC Certified, heavyweight card stock with 100% recycled, white envelopes. Here's a couple of our favorites. To see the entire Fall line-up click here.

 

Twice as much to love! New Twins Announcements have arrived!

Posted by Rene.Bross on 19. August 2009 13:18

Guest designer Dasha Wagner has done it again! She has designed two of the most adorable twin birth announcements we've seen in a long time. These twin birth announcements feature contemporary colors and hip, modern design with beautiful typography. Make a stunningly beautiful eco-friendly statement with these announcements printed on 100% recycled, FSC Certified, heavyweight paper stock. Your birth announcements- and your little cutie pies-  will be the talk of the town!

New Save The Date Cards have arrived!

Posted by Rene.Bross on 18. August 2009 10:26

We are thrilled to have guest designer Dasha Wagner's new Save The Date photo card designs at My Good Greetings. Dasha's style has a wonderful blend of contemporary and vintage flair with an emphasis on typography. Sending out an eco-friendly Save The Date Announcement by Dasha is sure to make a long-lasting impression. Check out our newest Save The Date Announcements today.

 

Dozens of New Designer Holiday Cards have arrived!

Posted by Rene.Bross on 22. July 2009 14:34

It's Christmas in July at MyGoodGreetings.com! Dozens of new fabulous designer Holiday Photo Cards have arrived for the 2009 Holiday Season!! We're so excited to show them off- check them out here and remember to bookmark your picks or add them to your favorites for later by clicking the "add to favorites" button. Want to get started creating your card right away but don't have your holiday photo yet? No problem- click the customize card button and enter your text. You can then click the "save card" button and return to finish your card later. See all our eco-friendly New Christmas Holiday Cards here. As with ALL of our cards on our site, our Christmas Holiday Photo Cards are printed eco-friendly on 100% recycled, FSC Certified papers with 100% recycled white envelopes and 100% recycled packaging.

Because Green is Good.TM

Flower Power Your Shower!

Posted by Rene.Bross on 16. July 2009 09:38

In my internet travels today, I found these darling little delicate tissue paper flowers from Zakka Life via Petite Planet and instructions on how to make them. I can't wait to make some myself, but I also thought these would be so pretty as baby (or bridal) shower decorations. Easy, inexpensive to make and oh so CUTE! They would be the perfect match for an "It's a Girl!" baby shower. Check out the easy to follow tutorial here.

31 Trees! Hey that's like saving a park!

Posted by Rene.Bross on 6. July 2009 11:11

Whoot! Whoot! We're so excited to show off our latest Official Eco-Audit from our paper supplier- New Leaf Paper. Since launching our site, our eco-conscious customers have saved.... drum roll please...  31 FULLY GROWN TREES! 10,158 gallons of water! 18 million Btu's of energy, 1,468 pounds of solid waste and 2,701 pounds of greenhouse gases!!! WOW!!! That's fantastic!!

Congratulations to our customers! You really are making a difference!!