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LOUIE Awards - A Nice Place To Be

Oct 7, 2014

I'm the kind of person who stands in the card isle looking at "just one more card" until I've looked through them all. By the time I'm done, I've picked out my favorites and might even have to buy two of a card just because it's so wonderful. The LOUIE Awards celebrates those perfect cards that you fall in love with and want to give a huge hug to, with a glass plaque of course!

In 2013 and 2014, we submitted our cards to the LOUIEs and have been lucky and honored to have had our cards nominated both years. 2013 was an especially big surprise, because one of our cards, Mother's Day, WON! Each year, the event picks a theme. 2013 was a celebration of the Awards' 25th anniversary. The displays and paper crafted centerpieces were amazing and exceptionally detailed. A beautiful entryway was made of paper airplanes with each nominated company's name cut into them. I've never been so excited and awed by walking through a tunnel of paper.

Here are our nominated cards from 2013. Mother's Day, on the left, was the surprise winner. On the right is one of our very popular pop-up Baby Cards.

We had one nomination in 2014, our pop-up Children's Birthday card. I affectionally call it, my Sweet's Shop. If only it was slightly bigger and real, I'd never leave it. Here is the card on display at the Awards.

Having dinner, chatting with card lovers, and celebrating cards - the LOUIE Awards are truly a nice place to be!