Cakes and candles often take center stage at celebrations and special moments. Sometimes the one thing overlooked is the greeting card.
Hallmark’s story began in 1910 when 18-year-old J.C. Hall who had nothing but two shoeboxes of picture postcards under his arm began selling them in Kansas City, MO. Fast forward to the 21st century where technology has taken over and essentially demolished the art of writing postcards, greeting cards, and even love notes. Technology has advanced the way we send invitations, birthday cards, and love notes. We can send an e-vite, an e-mail or a text message with the click of a button. We have lost the art of the personal touch of writing “I love you” or “Happy Birthday” on a greeting card.
Greeting cards are meant to be more than a generic form of communication. Enter “Lovepop.” “A Lovepop is more than a card. The intricate 3D paper sculptures are designed by naval engineers on cutting edge software and then hand-crafted in the Asian art form of sliceform kirigami.”
I was recently introduced to Lovepop when I was visiting the beautiful new Oculus here in New York City. If you’re not familiar, the Oculus is the new gorgeous structure connecting the World Trade Center transportation hub. The Westfield World Trade Center, a multi-level shopping and dining center in downtown Manhattan, has numerous boutiques including a Lovepop kiosk.
Lovepop does more for the special person in your life. Offering hundreds of great designs, from a pop-up flower bouquet to a pop-up fire breathing dragon these cards are sure to make a statement. And for an additional $5.00 they will do the handwriting for you! You can buy them in a store or online and you can have the cards mailed directly to your recipient. You also have options for customized 3D wedding invitations or cards for business events.
Another loveable factor about Lovepop is they have partnered with The Possible Project (TPP), a multi-year afterschool program that offers entrepreneurship as a framework to close the skills and opportunities gap facing young people with untapped potential. After training students on advanced 3D modeling software, Lovepop partnered to launch exclusive designs by students.
The price point for the cards may be a turnoff, but when you experience these creations in person, you’ll see how well constructed and how special they are. They will really make a positive statement to whomever you’re sending it to.