So this morning, I called a Christian bookshop that I had sent some of my cards to to see if they would be interested in stocking them. I called up fully expecting to get a positive response because so far all of the bookshops I’ve spoken to have been very excited about my cards.
So it was with great surprise that I heard the (very nice) lady say, that they did not want to stock them. After asking for some constructive feedback, she told me that it was because they were “too plain” and that cards with “pictures and images” fly off the shelf in their shop. As you’ve seen, my cards do not have a pictures or an image in sight!
I’m not gonna lie… that made me feel bad. It actually made me doubt what I am doing with Grace Loves. All sorts of questions were flying through my head like: Are my cards too plain? Are they boring? Is there a market for simple contemporary Christian cards that don’t have images of doves or flowers on them?!
But thank God for timely scripture. This morning as I was reading my UCB Word for Today, it said this:
“I make known the end from the beginning…”
“God is building a solid foundation under you so that you’ll be able to handle the pressures that accompany His blessing, and go through the storms of life without being moved or shaken. Anything that’s made well is made slowly. Anything that’s worth having is worth fighting for.”
I found this so encouraging, and it helped me remember why I created Grace Loves in the first place. Because I wanted to create cards that I actually wanted to give to my friends. Cards that celebrate the beauty and the wisdom of the bible, but still look cool and are great quality. I know that Grace Loves cards aren’t for everyone, and that’s totally fine, but most importantly, I know that they are for someone.
My prayer today is that God will continue to give me his vision because without him, I am nothing.