Hallmark: Make Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for same-sex parents
  • Petitioned Linda Odell

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Hallmark Media Relations
Linda Odell
Hallmark Imagineer/Innovation Leader
David Lewis
Hallmark Creative
Maggi Chopin
Hallmark Creative
Mark Spencer

Hallmark: Make Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for same-sex parents

    1. Kristiana Johnston
    2. Petition by

      Kristiana Johnston

      Lexington, SC

My family is just like any other family. So why won't Hallmark make greeting cards wishing both my moms a "Happy Mothers Day?"

I will never forget the first year I gave my second mom, Liz, a Mother's Day card. She was so touched that she began to cry. I told her that even though she wasn't my birth mother, she'd always be my mom and that I loved her.

My moms have been together for eight years now and I am still amazed at the love they have for each other, for my siblings, and for me. They support me unconditionally and I would like to be able to give them a card that shows my appreciation for what they both have done for me and for my family. A card that reflects their unconditional love for each other.

That's why I'm asking Hallmark to make greeting cards for families with same-sex parents.

A few years ago, Hallmark led the industry by releasing wedding cards for same-sex couples. As the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States, Hallmark has the opportunity to lead the industry again by providing cards that reflect the lives of all families.

Having two moms or two dads doesn't make a family any less loving or special. We laugh together. We cry together. And we celebrate together. I know it would mean so much to my moms -- and moms like mine all over America -- if Hallmark made cards celebrating families like ours.

Please join me in asking Hallmark to make Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for same-sex parents.

Linda Odell, Hallmark Media Relations
David Lewis, Hallmark Imagineer/Innovation Leader
Maggi Chopin, Hallmark Creative
Mark Spencer, Hallmark Creative
Please make Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for same-sex parents.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 6 months ago

      This is important to me because as a same sex married couple and mothers of three, we are no different from any other family. We are family regardless of our gender.

    • Barbara Barker MURRAY, UT
      • 6 months ago

      Because my children are my world.

    • David A Wannike BATAVIA, NY
      • 11 months ago

      Family is family...and love is love, if you want to make everyone happy and share in their love (and earn more money) you'll cater to the people you have not.

    • Petri Winberry ARLINGTON, VA
      • 12 months ago

      There is more then one type of family.

    • Ryan West SANTA CRUZ, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I feel that all families should be equally supported and aknowledged.


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