It’s been a long time coming, but we have finally arrived. Our e-commerce store is now live. To launch our store, we have designed a selection of eye-catching greeting cards, suitable for all.
Allow me to introduce you to our spring-board theme; Carl Jung. You will notice that two of the cards launched are themed with an old boy smoking a pipe. This is Carl Jung; a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology, in some aspects a response to Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His childhood was rather lonely, although enriched by his vivid imagination, he later developed a fascination with Dream interpretation. Except for Dr Freud, no one has influenced modern dream studies more than Carl Jung.
This brings me to our first card. ‘The Actual Dream Guy’. Inspired by the 90’s classic board game, ‘Dream Phone’. For anyone unfamiliar with this game, it was really all about using the amazing pink battery operated brick phone, which was super cool. You’d simply dial the number of the “Dream Guy” on your card and find out where he hangs. Well, all the guys you’d ring were only ever hanging out at a bar or down the beach, this guy however, has a really interesting backstory worth reading into!
The card reads “Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you”. This card is available here
The second card, accompanying our ‘Dream Guy’, reads “who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakes“, another quote by Carl Jung. This card was designed to support and encourage people who are ready to embark upon therapy or counselling. It can be quite a daunting thing, and so we wanted to create something empowering that would inspire the process. Of course, this card can be used for pretty much anything, as the quote is universally encouraging.
The quote really acknowledges that once we take the time to look inside ourselves, we truly awake, and when we are awake – we begin to see. Therapeutic settings offer such a wonderful safe space for us to delve into our deepest most confusing emotions, and although it can open a pandora’s box of things we weren’t even aware affected us, with time, we align, we see and soon enough, we feel all sorts of new emotions. This is growth, and growth is an incredible process. In this space, we can gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our core values. Dreaming is wonderful, but we all have the potential to unlock those dreams and make them our reality.
If you fancy sending this card to someone you love, you can purchase it here.
And for our next card, (drum be a rolling) we have a quote that Steph and I usually find we say to each other quite a lot of the time. This card is super personal to us and really represents our desperate desire to just be OK. Letting someone you love know that you want them to be OK, no matter what they are going through – is so important. So often, family, friends, they mean well when they say things like “are you cured yet” or “Blimey, you’ve had that for years” or, “will it ever go away” – it’s like, not the point right? Every day millions of us who deal with mental ill-health make tiny milestones that are actually, a pretty big deal. To those who manage to function so perfectly in the world, it may seem like a tiny smidge – but not to us. All we can ever really want for our loved ones is that they feel OK. Feeling OK for a little moment can come from someone just making us a cup of tea, popping over for a chat, texting to see if we are good and generally keeping us looped in conversations we may otherwise be silent on. If you’ve invited your friend to a million events and they’ve declined every single one – just let them know that there is no expectation, no pressure and nothing but love. Keep inviting them. Send a card with your love and understanding, who says it needs to be an occasion? Going old school and writing a nice card is a lovely way to make that effort and really life someones day.
If you are feeling this card, you can check it out here.
In addition to the limited cards, you can also now grab a copy of our first edition zine in print. In January, we will be launching new product lines and continue to work alongside the talented people in our team to get the products out there that are currently not available. Let’s empower and inspire! If you have an idea, a design or something you’d like to collaborate with us on then please drop Emma an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, 100% of profits raised through the sales of these cards will go back into Mental Movement Magazine projects that support and engage people living with mental ill-health.
If you would like to stock our cards in your store, shop or pop-up or know a perfect place for this style of card, then please also get in touch using the email address above.
Let us know your thoughts by leaving reviews in the store and happy shopping!