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The Mercy House Shop is "a global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They "engage women through maternity homes in Kenya and employment through Fair Trade Friday in more than 15 countries all around the world." They sell some awesome greeting cards for various occasions, including birthday, thank you, Valentine's and Bridesmaids; many of which come with attached jewelry.
Ten Thousand Villages started 65 years ago with the Mennonite Central Committee to "provide sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries by creating a viable marketplace for their products in North America." They sell greeting cards for weddings, birthdays, Valentines, Christmas and more. (To also look for their cards in a retail store near you, click here.)
A Sister’s Heart is "a socially minded business that uses art and design to provide economic and educational development for young Honduran women who have chosen to change the course of their lives." They offer fancy note card and Thank you card sets on Etsy (I am always searching for good thank you cards and loved the ones I ordered from A Sister's Heart! :).
Woven Grace sells beautiful fabric greeting cards made by artisans in Haiti, perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas, Mother's Day, birthdays and more. (They look even more beautiful in person!) Each card comes with a touching story. They also sell beautifully crafted journals. They are partnered with Football Club of Grace, a Christian non-profit organization. Your purchase helps women and teenagers in Northern Haiti to feed and clothe their families. (To also look for their cards in a retail store near you, click here.)
Trades of Hope sells products made by women who "have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have HIV/AIDS and leprosy...with Trades of Hope's help, their story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!" They offer Mandala greeting cards and some beautiful journals.
Market Haiti is " a market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work". They "are officially endorsed by the Apparent Project, and are also working with other artisans in Haiti to make a difference in the lives of working families." They sell beautiful note cards with artistic depictions of Haiti as well as unique journals and bookmarks made from hammered metal.