The Full Story
Our mission is to offer beautiful card products while serving two purposes:
- Connect loved ones through personalized stationery
- Support worthy Nonprofit Organizations that are making our world better!
Birth of a Company
Our company's story starts with getting to know our owner, Kathie Davis. Her life experiences of volunteering, parenting, a 10-year base in the print industry, and health complications, gave her the motivation to launch Cards That Give Back.
During the impressionable teenage years, Kathie was immersed in a philanthropic, nonprofit organization called Rainbow Girls. It taught her leadership, integrity, patriotism, and service to others. Her consistent involvement with underprivileged people (sick, blind, poor, and/or elderly) showed her true vulnerability. That coupled with parents who modeled hard work and entrepreneurship helped Kathie develop the perspective needed to run a successful business dedicated to "giving back".
Kathie earned her BFA in graphic design at CSUF and studied abroad in London at the Royal College of Art. She worked and traveled as a print designer, ultimately settling in Southern California to start a family. Alongside several small business endeavors, Kathie jumped into her kid's lives through PTA, Girl Scouts, and Arts Advocacy at her local elementary school and district liaison.
At the young age of 39, Kathie was diagnosed with breast cancer. She began her long journey of recovery by working closely with the American Cancer Society and Relay-For-Life. Her perspective was solidified... LIVE in the moment, HELP those in need, RESPECT yourself/community/world, and REACH for your dreams. Her favorite quote, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” prompted a leap of faith to launch this company with the objective of giving back to organizations and communities who have helped her.
Cards That Give Back (CTGB) is a company based on the concept of paying-it-forward. Kathie tied her love of art, ability to teach, and desire to help others into one big bow for you to unwrap. Ten percent (10%) proceeds of all orders is donated to Nonprofit Organizations that have the same philosophy. We offer a product that makes people happy and then share the wealth. Who doesn't love receiving a personalized card? Not matter what is written on it, the message received is:
-I'm thinking about you
-I've made you something special
What do you care about
when ordering personalized photo cards
price - quality - delivery?
What about behind the scenes
INTEGRITY - GENEROSITY - KINDNESS?
We promise to deliver!
If you are not happy with your purchase from CTGB, we will work with you until satisfied and hope to see you again in the future.