And now for a commercial break? Cool cards.

Okay its a little commercial, but I wanted to let you know about these.

Hallmark Gold Crown stores are now selling Journeys encouragement cards – Encouraging Words Along Life’s Way.

The series includes a coming out card!!!


One of the most difficult things we can do is to show our true selves to the world. Yet, you found the courage to say, “This is who I am.”


There’s no telling what changes will follow. But living with the strength that comes from being everything you are brings its own rewards — and you deserve them all.

Journeys cards cover needs not typically addressed in traditional card lines including all of these and more:

  • Cancer diagnosis, treatment, hair loss, recovery anniversary
  • Loss of young life
  • Infertility, miscarriage, post-partum depression
  • Waiting for test results
  • Caring for an aging parent
  • Thanking a hospice worker or organ donor’s family
  • Difficult birthday
  • Addiction recovery
  • Eating disorders and diet support
  • Depression
  • Job loss
  • Coming out
  • Leaving a bad situation
  • Quitting a bad habit
  • Empty nest

See more info also in the press room:
The New Normal: Hallmark Helps Navigate the Journeys of Life.
and be sure to thank them for that coming out card. I did and the store manager and clerk appreacted my raving about how good it was for their company to carry it.


And don’t forget to support small business! Check out this cool line of cards from Paper Words

Gay & Lesbian Coming Out Cards, Opening Night cards, Grim Reaper cards: “Who knew the Grim Reaper had a sense of humor? There’s a twisted side in all of us, and sometimes you just have to let it out!

~ and other cool cards from New York City artist Rob Fortier.

See Paper Words.


More great cards …

Open Closet extends love, happiness and cheer to and from the gay community. These “Greeting Cards with Gay Regards” are a welcome and necessary addition to the current greeting card market. The company offers an alternative family-friendly selection of cards for many occasions, including “Congratulations!” on an adoption by two gay parents or a birthday card from a child’s two mommies or daddies.

See Open Closet

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