The Amazing, Incredible Birthday Card That is No Where To Be Found

My parents were down for a visit yesterday to celebrate Benny Boy’s 4th birthday, and my mom had brought along a little granny gift for Amelia – a beautiful encyclopedia of the ocean and all its wonders. Attached to the gift was this card…….

The Original Pigtail Pal is really excited about her card featuring heroines of the past.

The opening text says: “Granddaughter, the world has known some very remarkable women, and they all started out as remarkable girls -“  and the card goes on to show Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and Marie Curie. Each women has her birthdate listed, and a 1-2 sentence bio. Susan B. Anthony’s reads, “Once arrested for daring to vote long before women were allowed (and then refusing to pay the fine), Susan spent her life working to inspire others to  believe in equal rights for women.”

How about that!?

This beautiful card is by American Greetings, out of Cleveland Ohio. I tried calling them today to tell them how much I love this card, but it was very difficult to get through to a person. I’ve also inquired about selling this on www.pigtailpals.com, so stay tuned for that.

The OPP's Gigi altered the card to be a Full of Awesome message.

The final panel of the card says: “Growing up with dreams and plans all your own, each year it becomes more clear that you’re going to do amazing things with your life! But for today, take time to celebrate the one-of-a-kind wonderful girl you already are.”

SERIOUSLY!!

My mom found this while shopping for Valentine’s cards (she thinks it was Wal-Mart or Target), and couldn’t wait to give it to Amelia. It is originally a birthday card, but my mom altered it a bit to be a Full of Awesome card. She said it was such a nice change “from the wall of pink princess sparkle unicorn crap”.   

I couldn’t agree more, and I have a little surprise headed your way this spring when it comes to cards and awesome kids. More to come on that.

I went to the American Greetings website, and it looks like in my area they are sold at Target, ShopKo, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Dollar Tree, and Dollar General. I have never seen a card like this before. Ever. Neither had my mom, who did a happy dance in the aisle when she found it.

I’m not sure how to tell an item number for the card, but I bet you could approach your friendly store manager, ask if they carry the American Greetings line, describe the card and if they can order style #13390930. Or it might be #4397264. I’ll let you know what I find out once I’m able to speak with American Greetings.

I don’t have anything against princesses and unicorns, but I do have something against solid pink walls of princesses and hearts and kittens and unicorns and NO other choices for girls. And I’ve never seen text like that inside a card for a little girl unless I’ve hand written it. That needs to change. Choices for girls need to change, since there are so many amazing ways to be a girl.

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Comments

  1. Lori Coup says:

    My brother-in-law works as a Graphic Design artist for American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio. I would love to pass the message along and get it through to the top for you, if you desire.

    • Lori –
      I would LOVE for you to pass this along to your brother-in-law and to the folks at American Greetings. I would really enjoy the opportunity to talk with them about how amazing this card is, and why we need another dozen like it. Thank you for offering to pass along the message, and please give them my contact information – melissa.wardy@pigtailpals.com or 608-201-3311. Thanks!!

  2. That is so cool! Can’t wait to hear what you find out, thanks for sharing it, I have 4 young ladies in my family who would love a card like that!

  3. You can believe I’d buy it if I saw it! BUT… in reality, I probably would pass right by it. We stopped shopping the greeting card aisle a couple years ago. My kid likes making her own cards, thank goodness.

    I’d bet there’s some great greeting cards out there on Etsy or Zazzle. Just gotta look. Maybe I will start…

  4. Joanna Pitt says:

    SO awesome. I love it. Certainly breaks from tradition. Who did they have to hit over the head to get that idea passed? It would be excellent if you could carry it as I don’t hold out much hope of finding it here in Bermuda.

  5. it would be awesosme if you guys sell this online. I’m in Australia and thats probably the only way i’d get access to this card. Tell them we want more like that!

  6. Allison Sharma says:

    Wonderful!!! Please keep us posted if you’re able to sell this card or find any more info on where it can be found. I would buy several for my daughter and her 11- going on 12-year old friends 🙂

  7. Allison Sharma says:

    Oops… just noticed the *granddaughter* part! I guess it wouldn’t be appropriate for my daughter and her pals 🙂 Maybe I’ll have to buy a few and save them with the hope that I’m blessed with some granddaughters down the road!

    • Allison –
      We always say at Pigtail Pals, ‘Become the media you want to see.’ So buy the cards, and then do what my mom did and be clever with stickers or address labels and change it up a bit. The girls will love it. 🙂

  8. I will be hunting down this card for my niece’s birthday next month. Awesome!

  9. Hi Melissa!

    We’re glad that you like this card so much! We can try to look into retailers near you that carry this specific design. Could you please email us your zip code at media@amgreetings.com?

    Thanks!

  10. Love it! Wondering where in New Zealand I might be able to lay my hands on it. Reading this post it also struck me that I’d love something like this for my son. Sadly all the boys role models these days seem to be often limited to superheros or fighters 🙁

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