That being said, I still wanted to do something special and meaningful with these cards, to celebrate the act of giving and receiving, of making time to say what we feel, of communicating the old-fashioned way, and the simple act of treasuring our loved-ones.
In light of this, I have decided to launch an initiative called “Cards for a cause” and to donate proceeds from my card sales to a cause I hold dear.
My wholehearted goal is for this to become a tradition (with a different cause every year), so I will need your support in making this happen!
Ovarian Cancer is considered the deadliest women’s cancer, largely because it is not easily detected in its early stages. The symptoms are easily confounded with other diseases and often detection is only confirmed once the disease has begun to spread. Additional research is needed to improve screening methods in order for ovarian cancer to be detected reliably and early on. There are different kinds of ovarian cancer and several risk factors, including family history of female cancers. Ovarian Cancer Canada has been working hard in recent campaigns to increase awareness of the disease and to educate women to become familiar with signs and symptoms, with the hope of increasing the likelihood for early detection.
I will launch my new greeting cards this weekend at the Etsy Fait au Québec Montreal market, held at the Technopole Angus on Saturday (10am to 6pm) and Sunday (10am-5pm). If any cards are still in stock after the event, I will add them to my Etsy shop and you will be able to purchase them online.
They are impressively vibrant, square, 6x6 inches in size (including a white border) and blank inside for your heart’s message. They feature many of the popular images from the Veni Etiam Photography collection, as well as some images that are not part of the collection, such as colorful Montreal or international scenes, foodscapes and daily details. If you really fall in love with these cards and don’t want to give them away, you could also keep them and frame them. Each card with its envelope costs $6 or 3 cards (of your choice) for $15.
Together we can make a difference. It truly starts with a big heart and a small step.
Thank you for supporting Cards for a cause. Please share this post (or those on my Facebook and Instagram channels) to raise awareness for this initiative and for ovarian cancer.
With much love and appreciation,