There are very few people I know who have not had a friend or family member affected by breast cancer. I think it is especially devastating because it attacks part of what identifies us as a woman. Watching my own aunt go through it was
Throughout the month of October, there are all sorts of “awareness” movements. And while the pink items are cute, I am wary of pink washing. I want to support companies that are bringing awareness to the disease but that are also supporting it monetarily. The best products do both.
So when I heard about Snapfish by HP’s partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, I had to check it out. Throughout the month of October, Snapfish is offering exclusive PinkGives personalized photo gifts as well as customizable jewelry, calendars, notebooks, bookmarks and more. For every PinkGives product purchased, Snapfish will donate 30 percent of the proceeds (up to $25,000) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The PinkGives Items
— Card collections designed exclusively by Snapfish designers from around the world, including Viva Greetings, Two Branching Out, Short Pockets, Gakemi Art + Design and Evince Design, available from $0.45 each
— Hardcover journals with more than 40 designs by Paper Coterie (one of my favorite new companies!) to capture favorite memories, jot down to-do lists, schedule appointments or write about the day, available for $14.99
— Premium personal stationery on 100 percent recycled paper by Paper Culture, starting from $1.39 each. I love Paper Culture since with every order a tree will is planted
— Bookmarks provided by Snapily to animate photos in personalized flip-book style effect (that is, two images flip as you rotate the same card back and forth), available for $5.99 each
— Sterling silver necklaces with swinging lockets for a stand-out gift to hold a favorite photo, which comes sealed in a waterproof, UV-resistant coating to protect the image and sent in a gift box, available for $85 from Planet Jill.
Snapfish members can also showcase their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by sending a note to email@example.com about their involvement in the cause (ex: participating in a local Susan G. Komen race or organizing a fundraising campaign) for a chance to receive Snapfish-funded support as an official photo sponsor for their event. Snapfish will select four winners and will donate up to $1,500 to each event.
As part of the promotion of this new initiative, Snapfish is offering one of my readers a $50 gift card to their site so you can design your own PinkGives product or anything else you might want to spend it on (holiday cards perhaps?)
Disclosure: I was not endorsed in any way by Snapfish for this post. I just wanted to raise awareness.