What!?! A blog post on a Tuesday?!? I couldn't resist because I'm so stinkin' excited that it's our birthday! One year ago on November 24 we officially launched the Hello Happiness Card Co. Jenny + I couldn't be more grateful to be doing exactly what we're doing. There's so much negativity and fear and hate going on in the world....which is precisely why we started Hello Happiness in the first place.
We started the year off with a simple mission. We sell greeting cards for the encouragers of the world. Throughout the year, as we got deeper and deeper into the why of Hello Happiness and as we met more and more amazing people, we redefined our mission as:
WE BELIEVE OUR WORDS ARE A POWERFUL FORCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT.
WE BELIEVE WE CAN USE OUR WORDS TO SHOW UP FOR THOSE WE LOVE WITH
COMPASSION, EMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING.
WE BELIEVE WE EXIST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED.
WE BELIEVE WITH OUR WORDS, WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE.
And it's even more apparent that we keep doing what we're doing. All of us. You are every bit as big of a part of this as we are. We create the tools, you use them to carry out a mission that can make the world a brighter place. You are the ones letting others know they are seen. You are the ones writing letters to friends. You are the ones leaving letters for strangers. You are the people using your words to let the people of this world know they'll get through the tough times life throws at them. Your words are making a difference.
Each and every card printed is a potential ripple, adding a bit of love into a world that can always use more. Because it's true, when you really think about it, love really is always the answer. Love is the driving force behind creation. Love is the driving force behind keeping humanity alive and strong. Love gives each of us hope, especially in times when it's hard to keep the faith. Love. It's always love.
The fact is, every human being deserves to be loved. Every human matters infinitely. Every human is enough and should be told so, repeatedly.
Each and every human being is full of so much magic and wonderful, beautiful things. I just want to scream all these things from all the rooftops out of the loudest megaphones. And I know, by myself, I'll never ever be able to reach everyone, and that's ok.
So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you...for supporting Jenny + I as we continue to send out as much love as we possibly can. You, all of you, are the megaphones for love. You are the ones we count on to get the messages of love and enough-ness out to the masses we could never reach on our own. We're eternally grateful for each and every one of you.
Now for the celebratory giveaway...
Jenny + I decided to celebrate our birthday we'd give away a 1 year subscription to ONE of our monthly subscribers next Tuesday, December 5! That's 5 cards a month for 12 months, starting in January of 2016. Here are the full details:
If you currently subscribe, you're already entered to win!
If you aren't a subscriber yet, you can sign up for only $5 for your first month with the coupon code 'happybirthday.'
Just click here to sign up now!
Fine Print: There is a 3 month commitment required. Regular price of $20/month kicks in for January. New international subscribers get $10 for the first month for Canadians and $15 for the first month for everyone else.