Friday, 13 March 2009

Message Mark

We have been stocking Message Mark cards for a few weeks & they are just the bees knees, I want to tell everyone just how much I love this range & company! Message Mark cards are all made to order in New Zealand, they are printed on 100% recycled card and they are really cute. Like really, really cute! Kyrie Kohlhagen who started Message Mark has an inspiring story too-

"At the age of 30 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. During my illness I quickly realised that small acts of kindness can make a big difference.

As I went through the different stages of my Cancer treatment, I made thank you cards to give to everyone that helped me along the way - doctors, nurses, specialists, volunteers, family, friends etc. It was my way of showing my appreciation and to say thank you.

I saw the impact that a small gesture like this made to a person’s day. It encouraged them and simply made them feel appreciated and this also made me feel good inside.

Six months later when my treatment was complete I ventured back to work, but within a few weeks I suddenly felt that what I was doing in my day-to-day job felt really meaningless. I just new I had to make some significant changes in my life and it was time to fulfil some of my personal life goals.

So I made the big move, quit my job and found a job working 3 days a week so I had 2 days to develop my goals -

-Make a difference in the community by supporting various charities
-Teach and show people the benefits of giving to one another
-Create a spirited, supportive and caring online community

-Utilise my creative, marketing and technical abilities

Love your work Kyrie! X

Friday, 6 March 2009

And we're back!

We have a new beautiful lady working here with us at Swonders, yup she sure is working it! Go Gurrl...!

More great Wellington street art can be found at Wellington Wall Street. X