Hey there, crafty friends! I hope you’re having a great week! I’m popping by today to get the party started in celebration of Taylored Expressions’ 10th Birthday! Can you believe it!? I’ve lived Taylored Expressions every day for the last ten years and I can’t even believe it! I’m so blessed to be on this creative journey surrounded by some of the most wonderful men and women and simply the best group of customers, fans, and friends! I can’t wait to celebrate with all of you!

We have lots of fun planned for our Mini Release – Mega Party and we’re kicking it off today with a fun trivia game, a chance to win one of ten prizes, and an opportunity for you to join us on our mission to share joy with the launch of our latest Share Joy Campaign!

At the heart of Taylored Expressions is our mission to share joy through the gift of handmade cards. We believe the simple gesture of creating and sending a handmade card carries the extraordinary potential to make the world a more joyful and hopeful place. Doing this by ourselves is not nearly as fun as seeing hundreds of card makers around the world join together to bring joy to thousands of people. So as TE turns 10 we’re launching a new Share Joy Campaign and we want you to participate!

The focus of our new Share Joy Campaign is on creating and distributing birthday cards to retirement communities, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes across the United States. We currently have 8 organizations that will accept cards, and we’re looking for more. The cards you make will be used for residents to send to loved ones for their birthdays and for staff members to celebrate resident’s birthdays. We hope to make thousands of people feel special on their birthday – because they are!

Will you join with us in sharing joy through the gift of handmade birthday cards? By participating you will be entered into a drawing for one of ten $25 gift cards to the TE web store. For each card donated, you will receive one entry into the random drawing, so the more cards you send the greater your chance of winning!

To enter, your package of cards must be postmarked by October 15th. Winners will be announced on the TE blog on October 30th.

Guidelines for Card Donations

  1. A2 cards only, no envelopes necessary (we will provide them to each facility)
  2. Themes: Happy Birthday, of course! Adults, children, male, female – any birthday theme is welcome. Preferably not cards with a specific age on them (i.e. Look Who’s Turning 1). Birthday sentiments can be stamped on the inside of your card or leave the inside blank.
  3. TE products are NOT required to donate to Share Joy, but cards created with TE stamps/dies may be part of a special feature on the TE Blog or social media.
  4. Deadline: To be eligible for prizes, packages must be postmarked by October 15th.
  5. Mail your card(s) to the following address:

Taylored Expressions
Attn: Share Joy Campaign
121 SE Shurfine Drive Suite 3
Ankeny, Iowa 50021

Thank you in advance for sharing joy with your cards!

We also have another fun way for you to participate in our birthday celebration. Brush up on your TE history and then take a walk down memory lane with our 10-Year Trivia Quiz! Everyone who takes the quiz will be entered into a random drawing and we’ll be choosing 10 winners to receive a $25 gift certificate to the TE webstore. Click the start button below to begin your quiz! Good luck!

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The winners will be announced at 9am on Tuesday, September 4th here on the TE Blog and then we’ll be continuing the Mini Release – Mega Party with the launch of new products at 7:30 pm CST! You won’t want to miss it! Here’s a small sneak peek of the new products and inspiration coming your way from our talented Creative Team!

The party begins again on Wednesday and will be filled with inspiration as we’re joined by over 40 past and present TE designers sharing a whole lotta love for our 10th birthday. I don’t want you to miss a thing so make sure you mark your calendars for the important dates/times in the Stay Tuned graphic below. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday!