Variations on the hang-in-there-kitten theme abound in the Journeys line, which is full of
stylized flowers and splattered fonts. One card pictures a pair of jeans and reads "Only jeans should be distressed." On the inside, it asks, "How can I help?" Here at the Department of Burnt Ends, we wonder what Hallmark has for somebody who has read a card like that and has seriously distressed her jeans.
Lately, lots of locals have dealt with life's challenges. So, thinking as our friends at Crown Center do, we here at Burnt Ends have come up with some Journeys-inspired cards. Artwork: The Kansas City skyline engulfed in a cloud straight out of Mordor
Outside message: "Sometimes, storm clouds make the world seem dark and gloomy."
Inside: "Other times, it's acrid smoke because your caulk's on fire. Best wishes for your speedy recovery."
Send to: Chemcentral
Artwork: A bright-orange jail jumpsuit hangs from a hook on a cinder-block wall
Outside message: "Look on the bright side."
Inside: "Orange is your color!"
Send to: Katheryn Shields
Artwork: A proud police officer shows his shiny new badge
Outside message: "We know you stand behind your district attorney shield"
Inside: "But we're sorry to inform you that abortion records remain sealed." Send to: Phill Kline
Artwork: Smoldering wreckage of a building
Outside message: "Sometimes our biggest dreams go up in smoke."
Inside: "When life gives you smoke, make barbecue!"
Send to: The owners of Kennedy's Bar & Grill
Artwork: A croissant covered in jam Inside: "Congratulations on your crash diet!"
Send to: The patrons of Café Apanaire, the French bakery burned in the Waldo fire
Artwork: An angry-looking police officer with his hand extended, open-palmed
Outside message: "The chief wants to take your badge, but he cant take away your spirit."
Inside: "When one door closes, another one opens. Thinking of you."
Send to: Kansas City police officers who refused to listen to the pleas of a bleeding, pregnant woman