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Second Story Cards  We're a greeting card company that features the creative ideas of men and women experiencing homelessness and share our revenue with them.

Hey Northern Virginia! Check out the holiday pop up this weekend at the @ritzcarltonpentagoncity - it’s about 10 yards from the @fashionctrpc - so if you’re out at the mall, pop on over and check us out along with @theneighborgoodswithlove, @freresbranchiaux, @daferodates, @shanandoahspicecompany, @prattstandard, @mouthpartycaramel and many more. Stop by now through Sunday from 10-6!

“When I was a kid, we’d always have a tree decorated with ornaments, tinsel, and a gold star on top,” remembers Anthony Crawford who inspired this card. “On Christmas morning we’d all get up really early and wait for Mom to wake up so we could open our presents.” One of five siblings, Anthony grew up on First Street Southwest near the Southwest waterfront. After being homeless for more than a decade, today he is thankful that he has an apartment and an opportunity to work.

Anthony receives 15% of the sales from this card. Second Story Cards donates 10% of the sales of each card to a charity of the cardmaker's choice. Anthony has chosen @streetsensedc for this card.
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A little throw back to a beauty moment from a few weekends ago. One of our followers got to meet the cardmaker behind on of her favorite cards. @emswrld met Eric at the #blagdenalley holiday market. #community #love #madeindc #tbt

Um, does our cardmaker Sasha know about this deal from @wholefoods? She is our talented cardmaker behind our I LOVE YOU MORE THAN CHEESE, I’M ALL ABOUT THE FOOD PYRAMID and JUST TRY TO BE PIZZA cards. Seeing a pattern? Yeah, us too. So stop by Whole Foods for the next 12 days and you may run into Sasha!

“Booze and the holidays often go hand in hand. I’m ok with that now, but that wasn’t always the case,” shares "Lightning Bug" Johnson who came up with this card. “I was a serious alcoholic, but I’m now going on 30 years of sobriety, so I know how to manage. I’ve even had to host holiday dinners and tend bar, now that will test you.” He admits that the holidays can be stressful and sometimes when family comes together, it’s not all “joy to the world,” but he has discovered new ways of coping with stress. “Some people drink, some people meditate, some people just take a walk.” Without secure housing for eight years, we're happy to report that Johnson now has an apartment in our nation's capital.
LBJ receives 15% of the sales from this card. Additionally, Second Story Cards will donate an additional 10% to @josephshousedc.
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Deck the shelves with holiday card sets, fa la la la la, la la, la, la. You can find these at @glensgardenmkt in Washington, DC. #shoplocal

Need holiday cards? It’s not too late - we gotcha covered. When you buy from us, you’re also helping someone experiencing homelessness get back on their feet.
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Anthony’s Card says “I am much more me when I am with you.” He says, "When you find the right person you realize that you can just be you. And that is the best feeling." After being homeless for more than a decade, he got the keys to his own apartment on July 15, 2013.

Anthony receives 15% of the sales from this card. Second Story Cards donates 10% of the profits of each card to a charity of the cardmaker's choice. Anthony has chosen @streetsensedc for this card.
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Eric loves his 🐻 hug card.
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Looking for holiday awesomeness this weekend? Check out the pop-up market at the @ritzcarltonpentagoncity and WinterFest at @wundergartendc!
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Hey 1 check out the cool pop up at the @ritzcarltonpentagoncity put on by @cureateco. You’ll find us there along with @daferodates, @freresbranchiaux, @mouthpartycaramel, @prattstandard and many more! Today through Sunday and Dec 14-16, 10-6. #bestofdc

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