Monday, March 30, 2009

update for today

Whew! You all are enthusiastic, which is so exciting for us. We thought it was a good idea, but you never know how it will go over with anyone outside of our little studio here in Houston.

So... we're up to 47 total senders and 9 different states. That's 188 hope notes! Yay for you guys!

Click here to see the latest senders list.

Friday, March 27, 2009

today's challenge results...

We're off to an excellent start! Especially if you consider the fact that it was sort of an accidental start. The gratefulimages girls are all quite excited about how this is going and I must say, the energy around here is positive, so we know it's working here on our little corner of the planet.

For our first day of the challenge we've got 18 peeps signed up to send out 4 hope notes each, so according to my calculations that's 72 notes!

I'm dropping them by the good old USPS on my way home, so check your mail, folks.

Click here to check out our hope note senders list. We're already reaching 6 states! How cool is that?!

Don't forget to let us know the first names and states of the people you're encouraging. I'll have a receiver's list soon!

and we're off!

So, after accidentally starting last night, we've already got 13 people who've accepted the challenge! That's 52 hope notes already. Woo hoo! We'll get the cards in the mail to you right away.

Just some thoughts as we were talking about what we're up to and why we're doing this in the first place...

Have you watched the news lately? My family totally makes fun of me because I really don't. And, I don't read the paper either, unless someone I know is in there and points it out to me. Reason being, it's just darn depressing!! I totally get sucked in to the hype about how our world is coming to an end. It's easy to do.

So, with the Create Hope Challenge, we're trying to get a hold of the bad stuff and turn it around with some good news. If we can get this going think of the positive energy wave we could create! How cool and powerful would that be. Let's get people moving in the other direction. Away from freak-out gloom and doom and towards some positive thinking.

Ok.. that's enough from me right now. Get excited!

If you're up for the challenge, send us an email at

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

the challenge begins...

The challenge begins…

Calling all friends and fans and new friends of gratefulimages!

Are you tired of bad news and all of this talk of the tanking economy? Well... we are too! We're ready to create some hope in this world and spread GOOD NEWS. Our goal is to send hope to 2000 people, but we can’t do it alone, so we’re going to need your help.

Here's where you come in:
1 - Accept our challenge to spread hope and commit to sending 4 notes of encouragement
2 – Send an email to with your name and mailing address.
3 – you’ll receive 4 FREE gratefulimages cards in the mail (really, we promise, you don’t have to buy anything)
4 – write and mail encouragement notes to 4 of your friends, family or acquaintances
5 – send another email with the first name and state of each person that you’ve encouraged. (we’re hoping for all 50 states and beyond)

When is the last time you received a hand written note in the mail? … yes, snail mail. The old fashioned way. A just because note. We are so excited to share some hope and encouragement as well as the inspirational images of gratefulimages with your meaningful messages. We've got the cards! Do you have the time?

Check back often to see how we’re doing with our challenge. And, don’t feel like you have to stop with just 4… Pass it on!