Cardthartic Founder Jodee Stevens is Today’s Honoree

Cardthartic is a US card publisher that prints more than 700 designs on cards, boxed notes, magnets, art prints, and minicards — all in the USA using soy ink on recycled paper. The products are sold through 2,600 top card and gift shops throughout the US and Canada and direct-to-consumer at

The company was founded in 1992 by Jodee Stevens and is still a woman-owned and managed business today. A former Chicago public relations agency owner, Stevens was inspired to create Cardthartic when her father died. “The condolence cards my family received were awful,” Stevens said, “but the messages people penned inside were amazing.” Stevens thought, “Why doesn’t anyone publish authentic messages like these?” followed by, “Why don’t I?” Nearly three decades and millions of cards later, Cardthartic card messages still originate with exchanges between friends and family and, increasingly, via Cardthartic’s followers, who self-identify as “Cardies.”

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