Lovepop Cards!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

When I moved last April, I got rid of my desk and the file folders it stored (Side note: I loved that desk — a lengthy, albeit still rushed, DIY project in my parents' garage that didn't quite turn out as hoped — which was literally chucked into the alley, an unjust goodbye). Going through everything, I realized there were few (if any) medical or financial records, instead the folders were packed to the brim with cards I'd received the past few years. So many sweet notes! From so many sweet people. I hauled them all to B's place, insisting we make room (far from an argument, I've married a fellow card hoarder).

Because cards are so precious to me, I'm mindful about what I send and adore these Lovepop cards (I had seen them on Shark Tank and was thrilled when they reached out). They're so delicate and intricate, truly works of art, with a unique backstory.

The founders, Wombi Rose and John Wise, first met 10 years ago at the Webb Institute College of Engineering, where they both studied naval architecture and marine engineering. The friends re-met a few years ago in business school and wound up on a trip together to Vietnam. There they were inspired by beautiful, hand-crafted pop-up cards. Both engineers were struck by the idea that they could apply what they had learned as naval architects to design 3D paper craft pop-up cards.

I ordered a few cards with specific people in mind (a guitar for my brother, cats for a best friend) and love how personal they feel. On the other hand, the evergreen cards (here and here) I ordered have already come in handy and have put a big smile on the recipients' faces (they're so shocked when they see them!). I'm eager to send more in the future. After writing a bunch of thank you cards after the wedding, I've decided to narrow down my list this holiday season and will be keeping these in mind. They're a bit of a splurge, compared to the convenient drugstore buy, but they're so beautiful and memorable, it's worth it.

You can check out all the cards here (free U.S. shipping!). What do you think, would you send one? Do you hold on to cards? I'd love to hear.

(This post was sponsored by Lovepop. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Make the Most.)

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