When we appeared on Good Morning America's Steals and Deals feature last May we were ecstatic. GMA took their show on the road and visited four cities on its Deals and Steals on Wheels feature.
Boston was their last stop, and we had the honor of appearing live with the GMA team. The crowd was huge and full of wild energy. It's exactly how it looks on TV but kicked up a few notches.
We had a blast hanging around with amazing Tory Johnson and a small mob of crazy excited Bostonians.
Then it happened.
Right there, on live TV, our friends at Vistaprint presented us with an awesomely oversized check for a $10,000 purchase of our pop-up cards. Unbeknownst to us at the time Vistaprint was traveling with GMA from city to city to "Celebrate How America Does Small Business" in honor of National Small Business week.
How cool is that?
It was wonderful enough to be honored with an appearance on the iconic morning show but to be recognized by an esteemed, global e-commerce brand with a generous gift on live television was unbelievable.
When we learned what the check was for our level of excitement reached new heights.
Vistaprint gave us a $10,000 check to purchase holiday and Christmas cards for an incredible non-profit called Santa's Magic.
Santa's Magic mission "is to brighten the lives of hospital patients and their loved ones, bring the joy of the holiday season to our hospitalized and aging veterans and give a moment of happiness to the families of our armed forces serving our nation overseas."
We are honored that Vistaprint thought of us when partnering with Santa's Magic. Doing something special for someone (anyone!) is what Lovepop represents. Whether a stranger or a friend, a thoughtful gift and handwritten note can always brighten someone's day.
Working with Vistaprint and Santa's Magic allows us to show our appreciation, gratitude, and love to those who deserve it most.
John and Wombi visited the Higgins Middle School in Peabody, Massachusetts school this summer to write handwritten notes to our troops and veterans with the kids and staff and next month we're hosting an event at Faneuil Hall where anyone can stop by our kiosk and join students and veterans to sign a Lovepop for Santa's Magic.