Journal

  • Sending Christmas Cheer! – Design With Heart

    The other day, I was sitting in my studio working, thinking a lot of the difficult days that lie ahead with Chris entering hospice care and his eventual departure. Suddenly, a beautiful red cardinal appeared and landed in full view in the tree right outside my window.

    The belief that cardinals are messengers from someone who has passed exists across many cultures and beliefs. After long talks with my friends Janet and Kurt who lost their daughter to cancer a number of years back, I believe in the significance of seeing a cardinal. If you believe as we do, that the cardinal is a winged messenger, then the next time you see one who is insisting on getting your attention, ask yourself what or who were you thinking about at that moment. Maybe you were feeling down and lonely. Perhaps the day marked a special occasion, or maybe you just needed to feel someone’s presence. Listen for the loud and clear cardinal call – like it is saying “cheer, cheer.”

    Like my friends Janet and Kurt, when a cardinal suddenly appears, I get such a feeling of peace; a connection I cannot explain. It is comforting to me believing that I have just received a visit or message from someone who wants me to know they are close by.

    Today, I wanted to share this new greeting card I designed this year for Christmas – and a poem that sums up my “cardinal” experience.

    I saw a Cardinal in my tree,

    The bright red color so beautiful to see.

    Thoughts of loved ones brought a smile to my face,

    As I watched it flitter about with grace.

    Visitors from Heaven they are said to be,

    I feel blessed that you came to visit me.

    – – –

    Send Christmas cheer with Design With Heart. Our “Cardinal” card is available as an individual card or a boxed set of 8.

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  • Peace

    Wishing you a season of PEACE and Holiday Blessings – by Design With Heart. Available as an individual card or a boxed card set of 8. Printed on premium paper with silver ink. Shimmered silver envelope included.

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  • Music-Inspired Holiday Cards by Design With Heart

    Music Greeting Cards by Design With Heart

    We are excited to share our latest “music-inspired” greeting card with you. Design With Heart is now working with over 225 retailers across the country, including The Chicago Symphony Store, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Store, The Juilliard Store, The LA Philharmonic Store, The Musical Instrument Museum and the Museum of Making Music. We are grateful for our valued customers!

    Our new “Musical Cardinals” card is a great Holiday pick to give to your favorite music fan.

    Order Design With Heart products right from our website or visit one of the over 225 stores now carrying Design With Heart products.

    Retailers wishing to place a wholesale order may visit our website at www.DesignWithHeart.com

  • Make it Merry!


    Spread LOVE and JOY this holiday season. Take a moment to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Do it! What better Christmas gift could there possibly be than a heartfelt expression of love?

    Is this your perfect Christmas Card? Buy it here!

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    Or, if you wish to place a retail or wholesale order, just visit our website at www.DesignWithHeart.com

  • Oh What Fun It Is

    It’s a time for sharing and spreading happiness. Wish all your loved ones a very Merry Christmas with our warm Holiday cards.

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    For a list of over 225 retailers and places where you can purchase Design With Heart products, visit www.designwithheart.com/where-to-buy/