The 12 Days of Mom is a celebration of moms with a chance to win daily prizes!

Each day, we post a theme on our Facebook page and ask you to share a story about your Mom. Today's theme is, “something important your mom taught you.” Click here to share your story about your mom in the comments of today’s daily post and see how to win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card!


You can also win a spa weekend for two!

To enter the grand prize giveaway, choose a Mother’s Day card on Card Gnome and share it on Facebook. Use the big share button at the top of the card’s page. It couldn’t be easier!

The grand prize includes a spa escape weekend to idyllic Boulder, Colorado for you and your mom with airfare, two nights stay at the four-star St Julien Hotel & Spa in downtown Boulder, spa package for two, and transportation to and from the hotel.

Enter here to win!

Part of our long-term vision at Card Gnome is to make the world a better place. This is not limited to the personal connections made through greeting cards. By partnering with non-profits, we can impact the lives of more people all over the globe.

We're proud to announce our partnership with iDE, an organization that brings clean water to rural farmers in developing countries so families can grow more food for themselves and their communities. We're launching a big fundraiser to help end famine in West Africa. We call it Water4Food 2012.

 

By purchasing the Water4Food greeting card plan (25 cards for $79.99), 50% will be donated to iDE. It only takes $250 to pull one family out of poverty.

If you purchase the card plan, you'll have 25 cards to send for one year. Each time you send a card to your family or friends, you'll feel good knowing you also helped a family in West Africa feed their children.

Get a plan or learn more at water4food.com.

 

Water4Food 2012 in Denver, Colorado:

Card Gnome and iDE are Colorado based, so we're also hosting a local initiative to gain support. The United Nation's World Water Day is this Thursday, March 22nd, and we're putting on a day of volunteer service, as well as a fundraiser party for volunteers and donors (those who bought the card plan).

Get involved at water4food.com.

Card Gnome has partnered with iDE to create Water4Food fundraiser to end famine in West Africa. Read more about it at water4food.com.
 
One of Water4Food 2012's sponsors, Silver Bullet Water Treatment, has issued a press release about their involvement in the Denver, Colorado event on March 22nd. Thank you, Silver Bullet, for being part of this important cause!
 
Press release below:

Silver Bullet Water Treatment Company Partners with iDE to Support Denver’s Participation in Water4Food 2012
 
March 19, 2012; Aurora, CO Silver Bullet Water Treatment Company LLC, an Aurora, Colorado based company that treats water in commercial cooling towers without adding chemicals, is proud to partner with International Development Enterprises (iDE) to celebrate the United Nations’ World Water Day/Water4Food 2012.
 
World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd to focus attention on the importance of fresh water and to advocate sustainable management of this precious resource. World Water Day 2012’s emphasis is on the relationship of fresh water to food security.
 
On March 22nd, Denver volunteers will generate awareness about water and food security and seek donations from businesses and individuals. Fifty percent of all donations will be sent to provide families in the Sahel region of West Africa with the tools and knowledge needed to create and sustain a local business; enabling them to increase their income and lift themselves out of poverty.  To learn more, participate and donate, go to www.water4food.com.
 
Silver Bullet’s patent-pending technology saves its customers money and helps to ensure a sustainable water supply.   Silver Bullet systems are installed in hotels, office buildings, hospitals, convention centers, factories and other commercial and industrial locations throughout the United States. The Silver Bullet system eliminates the need to add chemicals to cooling tower water and significantly reduces water consumption while lowering energy and reducing maintenance costs. 
 
By the end of 2013, it is estimated that Silver Bullet’s customers will save water at the rate of 1.7 billion gallons of water every year. More information about the Silver Bullet system can be found at www.SilverBulletCorp.com.   
 
iDE’s origin started in 1982 in rural Somalia with the mission to create income and livelihood opportunities for poor households.  It is a social enterprise dedicated to ending poverty in the developing world not through handouts, but by helping farm families access the tools and knowledge they need to increase their income. More information can be found at www.ideorg.org.

We have two exciting announcements today.


First, we are proud to introduce greeting card plans.  Plans allow you to purchase multiple greeting cards at a discounted rate for one upfront price. Your plan allows you to pick out and send a set number of greeting cards throughout one year. If you run out, you'll still get the same discounted price per card or you can upgrade to a larger plan at any time. Greeting cards can be scheduled for delivery for up to one year in advance. So, if you want to schedule your Christmas cards today, go for it!

Staying connected with your family and friends just got easier. Choose from a 5 card plan (Pack), 10 card plan (Box), or a 25 card plan (Drawer). Then simply pick a card, write a personal message and we mail it!

Find the plan that's best for you and make a connection today!
 
 

View Card Plans

 

We're also excited to introduce our new look!  We've debuted a new logo and have spiffed up the site.  We're committed to improving Card Gnome – let us know what you think!

We've been working hard behind the scenes to make Card Gnome better and today we're teasing you with what's coming as it’s getting closer.

On 2.29.12, we're going to be making an exciting new shift in how we sell cards by making the buying process easier and more fun for you with a bunch of new features.

What do you think is under the purple drape?

 It’s not a gnome mobile…

It’s not an envelope stuffer…

 

What’s your best guess?

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