Buy Black Friday is a MadameNoire series that highlights the products and services of Black women-owned businesses.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be especially inclined to let someone know that you love them and are thinking about them with a greeting card. But that doesn’t mean you want to risk your health going to the nearest pharmacy to buy a card, then return home to fill it out, only to then have to step outside once again to your nearest mailbox or post office to mail it.
What if there was a way to mail that greeting card to a love one without leaving the house? Culture Greetings is the company that can help you do just that. This Black-owned tech startup enables you to create your greeting card online, include a personalized message in a digital font that mimics handwriting, and then mail it out on your behalf.
It’s easy, affordable, safe, and most importantly thoughtful.
Founder Dr. Dionne Mahaffey describes the process of selecting and sending cards, “as easy as posting on social media or sending a text message.” The Culture Greetings website offers a quick video tutorial of the card-building process.
Culture Greetings offers other gift-giving services, specifically gift cards from major retailers and online vendors such as Home Dept, Amazon, and iTunes, which can also be included in your greeting card order.
Mahaffey also adds, “[i]t’s also a great idea to spread love to healthcare workers, first responders and those who can’t get visitors like seniors in nursing homes and youth in children’s hospitals. Why not make calls to local agencies and facilities to get a list of mailing addresses and names,” she added.
Unlike other popular greeting card companies, Culture Greetings features images of Black and Brown people, including cultural references specific to Black people.
You can see their selection of over 1,500 greeting cards at CultureGreetings.com.
Check out some of our favorites on the following pages.