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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.

Our cardmaker “Lightning Bug” Johnson reminds us all that Christmas is exactly 3 months away with this card that will be released next week. #sneakpeek

A sneak peek at a heartfelt card from Eric Thompson-Bey. “I grew up getting used to losing the most important people in my life. I lost both of my parents before the age of 10 and have since lost four of my siblings. You’d think by now I would know the words to say during difficult times, but I don’t. All I ever really wanted was for all of us to be together again.” Eric, who was homeless on and off from 2011 to 2017, currently has housing in Washington, DC and is working hard to become a chef.

Eric receives 15% of the sales fo this card. An additional 10% will be donated to the charity of his choice: @stonesoupfilms

A sneak peek at another one of our cards that we’re going to be printing next week.
This is a debut card from our newest cardmaker: Angie Whitehurst of Washington, DC. “If your pup struggles with separation anxiety when you leave, you might try saying dogmuste ​before closing the door,” she says. “I love dogs. In fact, we had a German Shepherd and Cocker Spaniel when I was growing up. Unfortunately, it turns out that I’m allergic and they make me itch like crazy.” While there are no dogs in her home, she currently lives with her mother and sister. "My housing instability goes back to the 1980s. And while I’m extremely grateful that I currently have a safe place to live, it’s not what I would choose for myself.” Angie receives 15% of the sales of this card. An additional 10% is donated to Angie’s charity of choice: @streetsensedc

Working on three new cards with Levester today. Stay dry buddy.

Exactly one year ago today we made our first retail delivery to @glensgardenmkt. Thanks for taking a chance on us - it’s been an amazing year and we’re so happy be part of the Glen’s family.

Here’s a sneak peek at one of our cards to be released later this month. Cancer sucks. And for this card-maker, our president has become a cancer. #sneakpeek

Sweetest Day is just a month away. We’ve got the purrfect card for your sweetheart.

In honor of the Capitals first pre-season game today, here’s a sneak peek of one of our cards that will be released later this month. Congrats Caps fans! #allcaps

It’s Friday and we’re feeling a little punchy today. Here’s a sneak peek at one of our upcoming cards. Maybe we should try to get Depend to sponsor this card.

We are saddened to learn that Tommy Taylor, a card-creator that we had just started to work with, passed away. We met earlier this year after seeing some of his beautiful artwork. We got disconnected over the summer. We recently tried to reconnect with him only to learn that he had died suddenly. Tommy was a gifted artist who loved to draw colorful flowers. We are thinking of several ways to honor Tommy and the beauty he added to our world. This is a self portrait he made back in April. RIP Tommy.

A year ago we received our first shipment of professionally printed cards. It marked a “we’re all-in” moment for the company. #tbt #Repost @secondstorycards
Just some of the 21 styles that arrived today.

We love our card-creator Sasha and her daughter Eboni. Here they are showing off some of Sasha's cards. Can you tell Eboni is excited? We're thrilled to share that she is going to be working on her first card very soon. Both Sasha and Eboni were homeless at DC's General Family Shelter which is set to close this year. Thankfully, they now have housing.

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