Automated platform lets you send greeting cards in the mail without leaving the house.
“Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones,” an adage that can be used as an alternative medicine to bring healing in the wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Culture Greetings is a black-owned greeting cards company, based in Atlanta, GA, that is here to be that disruptive innovation, in a time where people are in dire need of upliftment.
This crisis has caused mental anguish due to loss of employment, significant event cancellations, such as graduations, proms, weddings, and not being able to attend homegoing services due to mandated social distancing. People are trying to adapt to this new normal, from having to keep six feet apart, to watching funeral services live on social media. Culture Greetings is working to bridge the gap of social distancing.
“Although this pandemic has stopped us from being social in person, the post office is still hard at work, and the Culture Greetings staff is taking every safety precaution in our printing facility to get your cards in the mail,” says founder, Dr. Dionne Mahaffey.
Established in 2018 by Dr. Dionne Mahaffey, Culture Greetings has a catalog of 1,500 greeting cards, with imagery featuring black and brown people. Additionally, the company has created a Quarantine Card collection that offers sentiments as well as humor to help us all get through this pandemic.
Culture Greetings allows its users to choose a greeting card, write a personal note using handwriting fonts that mirror real penmanship, and click “send,” which cues the state-of-the-art printing press. The company then prints and mails the card directly to the recipient the following business day, saving customers a trip to the store. The website offers a tutorial of the entire process. In addition to greeting cards, the company offers gift cards from Amazon, Home Depot, iTunes, and several other brands that can be included in the mailing.
“Culture Greetings enables customers to connect to those they love without violating shelter-in-place mandates. The person receiving the card just has to take a short walk to their mailbox, which in and of itself can be therapeutic,” Mahaffey concluded.
The company is encouraging everyone to use greeting cards to spread love to their family and friends as well as healthcare workers, first responders and those who can’t get visitors like seniors in nursing homes and youth in children’s hospitals.
Company Name: Culture Greetings
Country: United States