Gramr Gratitude Co. makes the best thank you cards in the game. And we make it easier than ever before to send them. Get happy. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 7, 2014.
About this project
These days it feels like every startup is devoted to two things: making our lives easier and making our lives more efficient. But we asked ourselves: What are we doing with all of the time these applications are saving us? Do we want easier lives—or more balanced, happier lives?
We believe that the reason we want to free up time is because we desire to be in closer community with the people we love—so we started there. Instead of creating another time management tool, we asked: how can we help people be happier, improve relationships, and feel more whole? The answer was habits of gratitude. A simple and profound truth—if we appreciate the people and things we have in our lives, and get ourselves into habits of thankful thinking, we will be happier.
Everything we do and build at Gramr advances the idea that gratitude changes everything. With your help Kickstarters we will be able to put our first line of thank-you notes called “Gramrs" into production—and we will begin the movement toward a more grateful world. We’ve gotten knee deep into literature and research about the effect that gratitude has on relationships, brain chemistry, and overall happiness—it's beautiful and inspiring stuff, all of it, but the most important and recurring thing we’ve found is that habits of active gratitude are a key to happiness and wholeness. Our cards have been designed and developed alongside some of the best designers and artists in the country...you will love them, we promise.
Join us. Pledge. Spread the word. Every little bit helps.
Thanks a trillion,
Why OUR Cards?
- A Gramr means "thank you." More social, less media. When you send someone a Gramr, it means you care. Gramr means gratitude, it's in the details. From now on, this is what gratitude looks like.
- Better cards. We set out to build something that reflected the amount of time and thought it takes to send a thank-you note. These are a far cry from the glossy rectangular cards that line the shelves of grocery stores. It was time to change the game. From the lining of our square shaped envelopes, to the thick paper and smear-free texture of the cards themselves—we obsessed over details. These are cards people will never throw away—watch out fridge.
- Subscriptions make life easier. Have cards when you want them. This is about getting into a habit that will make you happier. Once you taste a life of gratitude, you'll never go back. New and awesome cards at your door at the start of every month. FREE SHIPPING every time, packaged to impress.
- Great Backer Service! It's the little things that count...like the option to add stamps to your reward at no mark-up. Need suggestions on who to send cards to?We've got some. We'll give you tips on how to 'say thanks' in any situation. We'll do everything we can to make sure your card sending experience is a memorable and positive one. We're a community, we believe in humans, you love others and we love you.
Let's take a closer look at this stuff...
Below are the first 10 images—10 more photos from the best photographers in the country will be available by the time this campaign is over. (some photographers include @alice_gao; @lauralawsonvisconti; @robinmay; @dew; @seacannon; @nicholasjared)
You can be sure that there will be a photo for any kind of thank-you that you have in mind! (At the end of the campaign we will reach out to each backer and ask for his/her image choices—if you have a hard time choosing we can help!)
Anything we forgot? Ask away! → email: email@example.com
That amazing song in the video? Chase McBride. Listen to him, he is fantastic. Start with his newest album: Every Road I Take. You'll never look back.
Risks and challenges
Over the past several months we have been preparing ourselves to fulfill orders as soon as the campaign ends—we believe 30 days is a long time to wait, and we want you to start building these incredible and life changing habits as soon as possible. Toward that end, we understand production, printing, and paper milling lead times, and fully expect to fulfill your orders within the first two weeks after the campaign ends.
In the event that the response to this movement is overwhelmingly positive (and we hope it will be!)—we will provide backers with real-time production and fulfillment updates, and we will make every effort to ensure that delays don't last more than a few weeks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Chase McBride. Check him out. chasemcbride.com
Nick Dillard. The Original Okie from Miskogie, Oklahoma. A true superstar. Check him out: nickdillard.com
Unbelievably good. You deserve good paper.
Great question. Chen Design Associates. Look them up and work with them.
Pledge $8 or more
THE 'GRACIAS' PLEDGE || Support the movement and receive a hand-written, wax-sealed Gramr from co-founders Matt and Brett. Receive some heartfelt love and gratitude, test-drive the Gramr experience, then start your own journey.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $16 or more
THE 'MERCI' PACKAGE || A set of 4 Gramrs & 4 envelopes (pick from any of our images), and a thank-you note from co-founders Matt and Brett. The easiest way to start saying thanks!
(Add $22 at checkout, and we'll include a custom wax press with your initials, and a stick of sealing wax). Price includes: $14/cards + $2/shipping.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $40 or more
✮✮ THE SWEET SPOT ✮✮ || A three month 4-pack subscription, and to support your good habit—FREE SHIPPING every time.
Four new images at the start of every month from amazingly talented photographers. PLUS A free stick of Gramr Green envelope sealing wax, and a hand-written thank-you note from co-founders Matt and Brett. This one hits the sweet spot, life only gets better from here. (Add $22 at checkout, and we'll include a custom wax press with your initials, and a stick of sealing wax)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $84 or more
THE FAMILY PLAN || A three month 10-pack subscription, and to support your new lifestyle—we'll cover the shipping each time. A GREAT way to get everyone in the family into a spirit of gratitude.
Your choice of ten new images at the start of every month. PLUS A free stick of Gramr Green envelope sealing wax EACH MONTH, and a hand-written thank-you note from co-founders Matt and Brett.
(add $22 and we'll include a custom wax press)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $88 or more
THE 'DANKE' PACKAGE || A set of 4 Gramrs & 4 envelopes (pick from any of our images), PLUS a custom WAX PRESS (with your initials), a stick of envelope sealing wax, AND a GRAMR LOCKR (a handcrafted reclaimed wood box for your desk—so you can keep your happiness habit close at hand and beautifully displayed) Also, of course, a thank-you note from co-founders Matt and Brett.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $112 or more
THE 'I SAY THANK YOU, VERY MUCH' PACKAGE || A three month 4-pack subscription, FREE SHIPPING for good habits. PLUS a custom WAX PRESS (with your initials), two sticks of envelope sealing wax, AND a GRAMR LOCKR (the awesome handcrafted wooden gratitude treasure chest) Also, of course, a thank-you note from co-founders Matt and Brett. The road to happiness is paved with thank you notes.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $240 or more
THE '365' PLAN || A one year 4-pack subscription, FREE SHIPPING every month. PLUS a custom WAX PRESS (with your initials), 6 sticks of envelope sealing wax, AND a GRAMR LOCKR. Of course, a thank-you note from co-founders Matt and Brett. A year's worth of better relationship awaits.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,000 or more
CALIFORNIA DREAMING || The same rewards as THE '365' PLAN + a day of Gratitude. Join team Gramr for a day of spontaneous acts of kindness in the California location of your choice, (think "Free Hugs" campaign meets Brother David Steindl-Rast). Basically, we'll make the world a better place. Finished off with a celebratory taco crawl or fine dining experience. Join us and become a voice in a cultural movement towards gratitude...Let there be thanks!
(Airfare not included—lodging definitely included)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
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GRAMR'S UNDYING GRATITUDE || We'll forever include your name on our website as a founding member of the movement for gratitude, and we'll spend a weekend committing random acts of kindness and thankfulness with you anywhere in California. Basically everything from the California Dreaming package PLUS a TWO year subscription to THE '365' PLAN. (domestic airfare + lodging included)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)