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Be ready for any occasion, with funny, tick-your-own-sentiment greeting cards. General AND holiday cards available!
Be ready for any occasion, with funny, tick-your-own-sentiment greeting cards. General AND holiday cards available!
Be ready for any occasion, with funny, tick-your-own-sentiment greeting cards. General AND holiday cards available!
668 backers pledged $25,150 to help bring this project to life.

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Multi-Purpose, All-Occasion Greeting Cards

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Introducing a revolution in greeting card technology.

This is the thing the campaign is for.
This is the thing the campaign is for.

Good citizens send cards. For Mother's or Father's day; birthdays and anniversaries; thank-you and happy holidays; or just to say "thinking of you."

These are my attractive friends Jonny and Alex, showing how happy YOU could be with a set of these cards.
These are my attractive friends Jonny and Alex, showing how happy YOU could be with a set of these cards.

The problem is that drugstore cards are terrible. Entire sprawling, candy-colored aisles have been given over to increasingly-specific occasions – which is akin to a restaurant menu that lists every possible combination of entree and side dish as a separate item. 

It's backwards thinking.

Nothing personal, adorable puppydog.
Nothing personal, adorable puppydog.

The solution is obvious: Greeting cards that allow you to customize your sentiment, and even specify the occasion to an incredible level of detail.

One of six different designs included in the Universal set. The set comes with two of each style.
One of six different designs included in the Universal set. The set comes with two of each style.

The Jones-Withey line of Multi-Purpose Greetings are the perfect cards for:

  • Unexpected occasions – keep a set handy at all times!
  • Typical occasions – they work well for all the usual uses
  • Unusual occasions – no other cards provide this degree of specificity
  • Negative occasions – one of the only cards that allows for sarcasm, spite, condescension or outright abuse
  • Positive occasions – all cards include at least 50% supportive sentiments
  • Box fans – each set comes in a handsome stationery box 
  • Envelope needers – set comes with 12 envelopes

In this campaign, you can get:

A set of 12 Multi-Purpose Greetings (2 each of 6 different designs), complete with envelopes, and ready to send to all your correspondents!

You can choose the Universal set (pictured above), or the Holiday set (pictured below). 

Or, get both!

There are six different designs in the Holiday set, and you get two of each.
There are six different designs in the Holiday set, and you get two of each.

What’s new about these cards?

For the first time, the cards come to you in beautiful, foil-stamped collector’s boxes! The silver dog holds the Universal set; the gold elephant holds the Holiday set.

Illuminating rays of brilliant sunlight to be provided by the user and God.
Illuminating rays of brilliant sunlight to be provided by the user and God.

These boxes contain no labels or branding and are yours to keep forever!! 

You can put anything you like in them, even drugs (CO and WA only).

See what you’re gonna get! For a close-up view of the cards in the Universal set, click here.

To see the cards in the Holiday set, click here.

Finally: All backers (at any level) will get access to downloadable, print-and-fold PDF versions of all cards.

So in essence, by backing this campaign you get infinite cards!! But, not the fun boxes.

All cards will ship in plenty of time before the holidays. LET'S DO IT!!

VIDEO CREDITS: Thanks to Jonny, Alex, Sanjay, and Chelsea for helping out! The music is by Kevin McLeod.

Risks and challenges

All these cards are already designed, and we have been printing previous editions for years. We also ship items worldwide on a daily basis. We have already invested in the stamping dies for the fancy boxes and produced an initial run of several hundred.

At first we were worried that if we sold TOO MANY of them, there would be a delay while we produced more. But we've checked with the printer and they have assured us there will be no delay!

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  • All pledges of any dollar amount (even those who choose 'No Reward') will get access to the backer updates, where the PDF versions will be posted after the campaign concludes!

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  • Dr. Barmelius Jones was a retired physician who worked for the civil service as a whaling consultant. Col. Nebbleford S. Withey was the captain of a naval vessel assigned to the Straits of Manchuga.

    On a contract voyage between Port Hemmesley and St. Germain-upon-Bowles, a ship's mate lost an eye on his birthday, and the complex sentiments that the event engendered amongst the crew, paired with a shortage of scrawlin'-bark, forced the pair to develop a more compact and efficient method of bearing witness to life occurrences. Upon landfall, word spread of the novelty, and soon the royal warrant adorned the series of cards that bears their names.

    In a cruel move, Col. Withey ultimately claimed the entire patent, and Dr. Jones died a pauper. Our reissued editions of the cards are made with the full blessing of the remaining dregs of the Jones estate. Col. Withey, it is said, still roams the seas beyond the midnight horizon, but we do not expect to hear from him.

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    ONE set of 12 greeting cards, with envelopes, in our fancy box. Choose either all-occasion or holiday-specific cards!

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    RETAILER TIER: 10 sets of 12 greeting cards, with envelopes, in fancy boxes. Choose either all-occasion or holiday-specific cards, or, mix & match!

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    I will HAND-DRAW you a set of eight illustrated, customized greeting cards! You decide the occasions, or leave the choices to me. Envelopes and fancy box included.

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    SELLOUT: I'll design your organization a custom, exclusive Multi-Purpose style holiday card for you to use this year. Tier cost includes printing of up to 100 cards (more than that will be extra). I reserve the right to decline and refund if your organization is Monsanto, Halliburton, etc.

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    PRESIDENT OBAMA: 1000 sets of 12 greeting cards, with envelopes, in fancy boxes. Choose either all-occasion or holiday-specific cards, or, mix & match!

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