|Copyright 2009 Cards With a Heart
|History of Cards With a HeartTM
In 1998 two corporate employees, Wendy Hauptman and Linda Kaidin, saw the opportunity to benefit charities
when they designed a holiday card for their employer. They suggested that monies saved from their in-house
artistry be donated to charity, thus beginning Cards With a Heart. These two dedicated women went on to
raise funds for many charities in their spare time, even going as far as helping the children of Para Los Niños
make 20,000 macaroni angels to fund a much-needed van for the charity.
Through the years, Cards With a Heart has amassed an impressive list of nonprofit clients including the
Alzheimer's Association, PanCan (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network), and the Susan G. Komen for the
Cure Affiliates. Partnered with several high-quality stationery vendors, they continue to expand their client list
and product line.
As life sometimes goes, the vivacious women who began this tradition of helping charities, Wendy Hauptman and
Linda Kaidin were each afflicted with breast cancer in the past few years. As they battle their illnesses with
courage and the same passion that began Cards With a Heart, they have enlisted Kellie Nicholson, owner
and creator of Grandma Gillie's Greetings, to take the reins of the company. Hauptman and Kaidin will act as
consultants with Nicholson sharing her fresh ideas and skills as a successful entrepreneur while continuing to
convey the philosophies that made the company prosperous.
Nicholson sees the future of Cards With a Heart stretching far beyond the trend of mixing commerce and
charity. “As the world changes, so must we and the way we do business. We believe that everyone’s problems
are our problems and, since we can help, we must.”
Enthusiastic about the merger, all involved agree that the "heart" of the business is in remembering that every
card purchased through the Cards With a Heart Charity Card Programs is about much more than sending a
greeting, but also sending a gift to the community.
|While you are helping others, let us help you.
Cards With a Heart, based in Southern California, has
successfully raised over $1,000,000 for charity through a
novel card program that mixes commerce with caring. From
humble beginnings to the current standing as a leader in
raising money for the nonprofit sector, Cards With a Heart
stays true to its mission, “Giving Value to Customers, Giving
Back to the Community.” Their high-quality greeting cards
have become holiday traditions among families and many
businesses rely on Cards With a Heart for cards year-
Linda Kaidin, Wendy Hauptman and Kellie Nicholson
work hard to help charities raise funds and send their
message to the public on personalized greeting cards.
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