The shields will be provided free of charge to schools and healthcare facilities
Kansas City, Mo., October 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Hallmark Cards, Inc. manufactured and donated 10,000 face shields to the State of Missouri for distribution to healthcare organizations and schools.
“When we saw all the heroes who are working to care for others during this pandemic, we knew we wanted to help in some way,” said Smith Holland, president, Hallmark Global. “Hallmark has two manufacturing plants in the greater Kansas City area that make greeting cards and wrapping paper every day, so it was a no-brainer for us to step up and make face shields.”
STUDIO CITY, Calif., July 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Crown Media Family Networks, home to a unique universe of brands powered by positivity and optimism across networks that include Hallmark Channel, today announced Wonya Lucas as president and CEO. Crown Media Family Networks is a subsidiary company of Hallmark Cards, Inc. headed by CEO Mike Perry, to whom Lucas will report.
Hallmark found inspiration for its latest Mother’s Day commercial from a Facebook fan. The fan shared her journey of parenting a child with a disability. On the Facebook page she noted that not all motherhood looks the same, but it should be celebrated nevertheless. Browsing the Mother’s Day section of the card aisle one can see that Hallmark agrees. There are cards for everyone from adopted mothers to pet moms.
As many of the factory workers in Hallmark’s Asia supply chain are women, see in this impactful video how the company has launched two programs – HERproject and Family Friendly spaces – that have served to empower female workers while also strengthening the bond with their children.
In recent years, a trend emerged of creating art with melted wax. Typically this involves heating crayons, candles or other wax with a hair dryer and letting the wax drips fall on paper or canvas. Social media fueled the enthusiasm (#meltedcrayonart) for this crafty project.
Crayola saw an opportunity in 2018, with the environment in mind, to enhance this trend. Consumers with children often have a box or drawer full of used and broken crayons in their homes.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Hallmark hosted Julián Zugazagoitia, CEO, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, who shared with employees how Hispanic and Latino contributions are reflected in the arts, and how the museum is engaging with Latino audiences.
In 1903, Crayola co-founders Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith created the first box of crayons. Alice Binney, Binney’s wife and a former schoolteacher, named the new crayons “Crayola.”
In 2018, Crayola chose to celebrate its 115th birthday by paying homage to its legacy and thanking teachers for all they do. As a result, its Thank A Teacher initiative collected more than 300,000 thank-yous for teachers.