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Real Cards for Real Life.


Perhaps my life has been unusually dysfunctional. My family has been miles away from any of those portrayed on television and my relationships have been worlds away from those portrayed in the movies. So, I have always been challenged to find greeting cards that fit my situations.

Cards were created, it seems, to portray life as maybe some want it to be, instead of how it truly is. Many of us weren’t raised by two parents—heck by even one parent. We have siblings with whom we aren’t tight; or friends who are estranged but whom you still love; or relationships that are celebrating an anniversary but are going through challenging times. What about the couples who have children, but aren’t married; the person who graduated late but showed perseverance and graduated; the person you love, but with whom you aren’t in an exclusive relationship? Cards should be available for those times and those people.

To meet this need, Beatnik24 has started a line of cards: Real cards for Real Life.

For instance, this Mother’s Day, we are offering cards for an adoptive mother, a single mother, someone who raised you in place of your biological mother, to a good friend who has supported you in your motherhood, and more.

Review this new line of cards below. Cards can be shipped either to you or directly to your recipient.

Real Cards for Real Life. It’s Time to Get Real!

Father’s day cards, birthday cards, break-up cards, I’m sorry, thank you, and Juneteenth cards coming soon

My intention is for Black people to love themselves and each other. It sounds somewhat silly, I guess; but oftentimes my people are overwhelmed with negative images, bad news, and stereotyped characters about us. I’d like to flip that script. I’d like to remind us, as often as I can, how incredible we are. Read more


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