Stop giving your loved ones cards that they have seen before and will probably be throwing in the trash a few minutes later. Give them something unique, handmade and something that they want to keep around even after occasion is over.
I have been working in Shanghai China for over 10 years. I have seen many creative projects but the thing that intrigued me the most where these Papercut cards.
Chinese paper cutting is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. The Chinese invented paper and during the Tang Dynasty they started to use this process to make art.
Each card is made individually and takes sometimes hours of work. It results in a product that is elegant and unique. When you see a paper cut card for the first time you can understand why traditional greeting cards do not sell very well in China.
I want to bring Chinese Papercut cards to everyone. I want people to experience truly amazing greeting cards. Not only that, but I want to give meaningful employment to the makers of these cards. I have had the opportunity to mentor many orphans and disabled people in China. One of the greatest needs of that community is employment. These cards take hours of training, and we will not only be providing employment but we are empowering them to do something truly amazing.
Your support of this project does not only get you great cards but you will get a chance to empower adult orphans and the disabled.
Video on the history of Chinese Papercutting
Backers will choose from a list of designs. Here are a few examples of what may be available.