Shoshy Cadoodle

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WHY MAKE US FEEL AWKWARD?

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Everyone likes receiving cards, they’re more personal than email or text and they show you’ve gone to so much more effort. Plus, they can contain pictures and phrases that really represent the giver/receiver in a way that modern communication like email and text has limitations on.

So if everyone likes them, why am I focusing on developing cards for specifically for LGBT people? Isn’t that a bit silly?

Well… uh… no, not at all.

The problem is, when I go to a card shop on my local high street and I look at the collection, I’m struck by the lack of choice, and often there isn’t really a choice or any options at all. I don’t want to give a “Mr & Mrs” card to my gay friends getting married… I don’t want to give an anniversary card to my wife with a picture of a man and a woman on it! That would just be weird. I want to feel represented and I want other LGBT people to feel represented too.

We struggle enough as it is feeling accepted and valued in society sometimes… So why does it have to be this way on really special occasions when we want to go to the effort of finding the right card and celebrating with people we care about?

So, that’s why I have made Shoshy Cadoodle with the intent on developing more and more, worthwhile LGBT cards and will continue to do so. This journey is just getting started. I’m curious what kind of cards would you like to see in the future?

a Shoshy Cadoodle card

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Author: Shoshy Cadoodle®

Shoshy Cadoodle® is London based illustrator, Shoshana Bratton, or Shoshy for short! She makes stationery, bespoke or ready to order and offers a personal and friendly service.

2 thoughts on “WHY MAKE US FEEL AWKWARD?

  1. Dear Shoshana
    Mark said the last time he went to our excellent card-shop, a lady was having a problem.
    She was looking for a card for a 90 year old gentleman, who was a Methodist teetotaller.
    All those wine and champagne bottles and glasses were completely inappropriate!!
    She left the shop without a card!!
    There! What do you think?

    Love to Meredith.
    Love
    Grandma Helen.
    😊😊😊😊😊

    Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:51:15 +0000
    To: helen17bw1@outlook.com

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    • Hello Grandma Helen,
      This is a very good point – there always are so many wine, beer and champagne birthday cards that would be very inappropriate for a teetotaller! I hope she managed to find one in the end.
      Shoshana
      xoxo

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