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Chapter 4: The Logo Saga

Our Story

I’m not sure how the process of envisioning a logo works for most people. For myself, my vision barely qualifies as a process. I’m the sort of person that likes to go with what pops into my mind first  -  especially if it has a little “inside meaning” that will bring a smile to my soul. After 40 years in the dance world, I found myself  -  quite by accident  -  embarking on a business venture with my sister, into the “Land of Cards”. A great partnership really…. I love to draw and my sister has a brain that tries...

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Chapter 3: Off to the Land of Collections

Our Story

It’s a good thing I’m a Capricorn, because from the very beginning of the business start-up, it became very clear we were going to be exercising our organizational skills. As you can tell from my previous entries, our business is evolving slowly as we learn one skill after another. I actually felt as though it had a life of its own and took off without us. Eventually we started to catch up, looked at each other and kicked into gear. “Hey, this looks like something that could really happen!” Ideas began formulating seemingly all at once, a card tornado of...

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Chapter 2: It’s All in the Names

Our Story

Here now, is a short story of how naming the “Suns” came about. It’s almost embarrassing – it exposes how little I knew about business and planning ahead. In my defense, I must file a little disclaimer here…… When I started my drawings, I had absolutely no idea what my future held. Had I known my drawings were to actually BE my future, my focus may have shifted somewhat. At the time, my sole purpose was to do as many drawings as possible; to keep a constant source of inserts for my paper route. I could fit 12 “little suns”...

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Chapter 1: T-Cards and the Wonderful People of Maple Shade, NJ

Our Story

The lamp post... an early morning newspaper sketch to wish the folks of Maple Shade Happy Holidays - Dec. 2014 (Hi Route 38-ers...  I think some of you still have originals!) T-Cards is more than a business! It has blossomed into its own little corner of Sunshine in a world that sometimes goes dark.  It has grown out of love for the people in our lives and their challenges.  While in search of a way to sustain ourselves, a door has opened allowing us to share happiness in our own little way. Here’s a short story of how it came...

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