Designed with Intention

Do you ever feel super disconnected emotionally from the people around you? Made worse by grief and mental health struggle?

Do you ever look around and sincerely hope the people in your life never ever feel the way you feel?


That hope is exactly why I design greeting cards to help people feel more seen, more connected, and less alone, especially through the hard stuff.

I use my own heartache, hurt, and hard moments as catalysts to create cards that will help you, dear reader, connect meaningfully to the people around you, especially when words are hard to find.

I believe in this mission so thoroughly, your satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back.

- Christi Kmecik, Founder of Written Hugs Designs

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Pillars of Speciality

  • Sympathy Connection

    • Sincerity Without Religious Messaging
    • Acknowledging Grief that Coincides With Holidays & Celebrations
    • Tragic & Taboo Loss
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  • Mental Health Connection

    • Encouragement
    • Positive Affirmations
    • Gratitude & Love Articulated Through The Lens of Mental Health Struggle
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  • Helpful Prompts Connection

    • Thought-Provoking Prompts
    • Perfect For Inside Jokes & Heartfelt Sentiments
    • Intention Without The Stress

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  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

    If you are not satisfied with the card you purchased for any reason, we give your money back.

  • 900+ Stores Nationwide

    You can find Written Hugs Designs in over 900 stores nationwide.

  • Donated 1900+ Cards 

    We have donated over 1900 cards through our 1-for-1 Donation Program.

  • 5 Star Ratings

    98% of our reviews are rated with 5 stars

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  • "Thoughtful, unique, and touching cards that cover territory traditional cards do not."

    – Diana

  • "Some things can not be expressed with generic greeting cards. Your cards fill a needed void and provide that missing voice. Thank you"

    – James

  • "Thoughtful, well written cards for the tough stuff in life."

    – Andrea

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Christi Kmecik, Founder

Why I Started Written Hugs Designs

Hello. My name is Christi. I Founded Written Hugs Designs In November of 2022. At the time, as I was processing my own grief and mental health struggles, I found myself feeling more isolated and alone surrounded by the only-happy-and-cheerful holiday expectations. Something felt flat, inauthentic, and disconnected from my own reality when walking down any greeting card aisle. Then, one day, something clicked.

  • I could make the cards I wish existed.
  • I could help people feel not feel the way I felt.
  • I could help people feel more seen, more connected, and less alone.
  • I could create cards that felt like receiving a meaningful hug.

Thus, Written Hugs Designs was born. It’s mission of helping people feel more seen, more connected, and less alone is aligned with my own personal purpose, my heart, and my values. Getting to create in this space is the most authentically me I’ve ever felt.  

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