One Day Cards

The One Day Card consists of one hand-drawn greeting card-sized illustration sent by snail mail. Create your own story or reminisce a memory from your past. Make your own story as unique and as creative as you desire. The following are examples of stories written by previous customers:

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Customer Description: Jeremy is in Africa and I am in Colorado. Every night we look at O'reins belt to remind us that our love knows no distance.

Customer Description: This is for a girl's birthday that I am currently dating.  Her name is Brooke (she is in all three photos with another girl).  Could you draw her and a cute looking sloth (yes, the hairy mammal) sitting down at a table eating a ton of jack in the box tacos scattered across the table (put a jack in the box bag somewhere on the table so that you know the tacos are from jack in the box)? Also, put a bottle and glass of red wine on the table. Also put a birthday cake somewhere on the table.

Customer Description:  Charles the Rat causes chaos in my parent's home in Georgetown, TX on the night before Thanksgiving. My dad would entertain us as kids with stories of all the things Charles the Rat would do while we were asleep at night. He was a nice, but naughty rat. Very beloved and very clever. So I'd like to surprise my parents with a story of Charles messing up the kitchen and house before Thanksgiving. I've attached pictures of my parents in case you want them in the artwork. But it can also be just Charles in the art.

Customer Description:  My boyfriend Toni and I (Monica) have been together for half a year now. We have a long-distance relationship (Canada, Mexico) and we have traveled to three different countries to meet each other (Mexico, Spain, and Cuba). I would like something that shows all we have been through and that distance means nothing when the person means so much!

Customer Description: Luna the country rescue lab and Cricket the city dog hunting squirrels together.

Customer Description: I was dating my now wife when we were in college. We went to different schools but saw each other most weekends. She was trying to get accepted into OT school and received a letter in December that she did not get in. She was very upset. We were in her hometown of Natchitoches, LA (Steel Magnolias was filmed there) and I wound up driving her to the Riverwalk (picture enclosed). This was Christmastime, and there was a huge Christmas tree behind us. I rolled down the windows of my black Camaro (similar pic attached), and we danced to Cindy Lauper's "True Colors" right there by the river. Her head was on my shoulder as we danced, and it made all the difference in the world. As an update, she did get into OT School the next year, and we've been married for 20+ years!

Customer Description:  I'm looking for a neat Valentine's Day card for my girlfriend Morgan. She is 26 and lives a couple of hours away from me and so I will not be able to see her on that day. She has a fat cat named Winston and a puppy names Leroy both whom she loves dearly. We met a year ago at our local CrossFit gym and her favorite drink is Miller Lite. I was thinking a kind of portrait of us with a King of the Hill theme and style and I will add a photo of what I have in mind.

Customer Description: Daniel and Kim explore Peru with a trip to Machu Picchu where a bunch of little things goes wrong, but nothing major. Note: Most of them are Daniel's fault (but make one of them Kim's fault).

Customer Description: Chris crushing the fifth grade at Fortnite Middle School.

Customer Description: Superhero Morgan enjoys her first day of Kindergarten.

Customer Description: LL Cool J and the Cool Cats is one of the most revered superhero groups on the planet. Lauren and Johnny, along with their furry companions, Fievel and Charlie, are known for their crime fighting ways.

Customer Description: Taketo is missing and thinking of his beautiful girlfriend Eileen from Japan.

Customer Description: GIGI (great-grandma) is an INDEPENDENT woman. She wants to go back into the city, she wants to go swimming, she wants to read the NY Times, she wants to eat chocolate cake, she wants to go back to Switzerland and Puerto Rico...she's slowing down, but still has lots of dreams and wishes.

Customer Description: Billy is the best driver in the world, he can also fix anything known to man, he can do all of this while he is mopping with one foot and dusting with one arm. He's super grandpa, but he wants you to EAT YOUR DINNER!

Customer Description: My husband Nathan's 40th birthday is coming up on New Year's Eve. We have been married for three years and have two daughters - Ali (almost 2) and Evie (4 months). We also have three dogs - Daisy (Goldendoodle), Penny (Rhodesian ridgeback), and Maverick (blue merle Great Dane). I want to get him a personalized birthday card that reflects how special he is to our family. He is a wonderful father and loves playing with our girls. He likes baseball and fishing, and is very handy around the house.

Customer Description: I met my boyfriend when I was waiting for the bus at the bus stop and he was driving in his car. He offered me a lift to school. It's been 4 beautiful years with him now. We went to the same school. Our story is like "2 States" the Bollywood movie. Can you make this into a card to show him my love and reminiscing our good days?

Customer Description: These two pups mean everything good in life to my wife, Eunice. The art will be their Christmas card to her from them this year, similar to when children get school pictures taken in the fall to be Christmas presents for the parents. Eunice will call the pups naughty or terrorists when they get into trouble, but they apologize in 2 seconds every time. Eunice lost one of her other dogs early in 2019, so the art and card will be something she will cherish. The closer dog is named Echo, the one to the right and back is Wednesday.

Customer Description: Can you make me kiss my girlfriend on the forehead under the starry night sky while Santa's sleigh is flying above us? I would also like for us to be dressed as follows: me in the blue uniform you can see in the picture, and her in a white suit just like doctors wear. You can maybe add a shooting star or any small details that would make it look more Christmassy :D

Customer Description: My boyfriend, Rhett, is turning 26 on 09/20 and he is a huge Harry Potter fanatic! I wanted to recreate the scene from the 1st HP where Hagrid gives Harry the famous pink birthday cake with its misspellings. I would also like to be somewhere on the card that may be watching him receive the cake from Hagrid or like giving a thumbs up? I'm not picky, so I'll leave the creativity up to you! Not sure how many photos you needed so I've attached a bunch!! Also, here is a link of the scene I am referring to.

Customer Description: We both really like day trips, like to state parks, up to Duluth, down to Des Moines and hiking.

Customer Description: ***Special Napier Rice Launch Challenge Judge Gift Order*** Claire Shorall, Principal, NEO • https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/21/ali-partovi-neo/https://www.linkedin.com/in/claireshorall/ • Lives in San Francisco, CA • Graduate Rice in 2010 and studied Biology and Religious Studies. • She worked in Oakland, CA for 7 years where she developed STEM education for the Oakland Unified School District. She was recognized nationally as one of 10 recipients for the Teach For America Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. At a time when companies like Google, Apple, and Twitter fill less than a quarter of their technical rosters with women, Shorall's class was more than two-thirds female. It graduates women on fire for the subject, many of them going on to major in computer science in college. • Now at NEO, she is continuing to help build technical talent and elevating females in this space. Essentially, NEO identifies tech talents, builds a community around that talent, and then invests in their projects. • She is a big advocate of helping other women have equal opportunity in the tech and investment space. • Judge at NRLC

Customer Description: This is a thank-you gift to my Ph.D. advisor, George. I’d like a depiction of the 5-year saga of our developing and writing a paper that eventually got accepted to a top journal and got me my first faculty job. Title: The Making of Responsibility Exchange Theory. The process was a joint effort and included: the two of us brainstorming ideas on walks through the park; the two of us working through mathematical equations on a chalkboard; me banging my head against a wall and standing upside down trying to coming up with better ideas; lots of rejected ideas (It would be great if you could depict a small trashcan overflowing with wadded up pieces of paper). Eventually, I had a Eureka moment — I called George, who was on vacation hiking a mountain with his wife, and I told him the idea. He said, “That’s it!” It felt like striking gold. (The idea can be depicted by the pictures I’m attaching of the mathematical model, the 2x2 grid with the words bragging, thanking, apologizing, and blaming, and the diagram of the gray stick figures.) However, there was still a lot of work to be done—we needed to have several rounds of presenting our idea to others, getting their feedback, running surveys with experimental participants to test our theory’s predictions, and making changes to the theory. In the meantime, I graduated with my Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University—George “hooded” me at the hooding ceremony—and I moved on to a postdoc at Wharton for a few years. In the final year, while I was applying for faculty jobs at university across the country, the paper got accepted at a top journal, Psychological Review. I was on a street corner in Philadelphia when I was reading my email on my phone and received the acceptance email from the journal. That was the most exciting gratifying moment. I immediately called George on the phone. We were both thrilled. Even though we were only talking on the phone, I imagine us jumping in the air and giving each other a huge high-five. All the years and time we spent on it finally paid off. It led to my getting a job as Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Notes on our sizes for the drawing: George is about a foot taller than me. I’m 5’1”, and he’s at least 6’1”. It would be nice to have elements of the cityscape of Pittsburgh throughout (e.g., the famous bridges and convergence of three rivers). The style of art should be similar to the dog time travel one-day story. I'm willing to pay way more than $7 to have this drawing be well-done.

Customer Description: John turned 60 on September 5th. He is a big sports fan of all the Detroit teams. His favorite sport is football. He is a football official and was a field goal kicker in college.

Customer Description: Heather Newman is an evil genius who has an alter ego called El Chompo. El Chompo is a mastermind who sits in darkness surrounded by her animal minions. The plot honestly doesn't matter, all that I really want is a cartoon-like Claw on Inspector Gadget where you see a silhouette from behind, then a big reveal of El Chompo facing forward in the chair with ridiculous animal scenes around her. A beaver gnawing the base of her chair like a tree, a goldfish bowl attached to the chair arm, a molting bird on her shoulder, a scruffy cat in her lap.

Customer Description: Princess Cara loves her first day of kindergarten.

Customer Description: Maureen has never had a good pair of cowboy boots, maybe she gets them from the cowboy boot fairy under her pillow or something? I dunno...a creative way for her to get the cowboy boots she loves so she can do some line-dancing.

Customer Description: Claire is SUPER MAMA to Olivia and Eddie...she can DO IT ALL and she does. She makes french toast while getting them both dressed, and brushing their teeth and all while telling DADA as he walks out the door that the tie and shirt don't match. Thank goodness for SUPER MAMA - we love her!!

Customer Description: ***Special NRLC Gift for Judge*** Gray Hancock, Founder & COO, Decisio • https://www.decisiohealth.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/grayhancock/ • Rice MBA, 2000 • Dabbled in angel investing, and has led fundraising efforts for his current company, Decisio. • Gray is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Decisio Health, Inc. Decisio Health provides an FDA cleared class II medical device that displays real-time actionable information with the goal of increasing clinical guideline adherence, which has been shown to improve clinical outcomes and reduce hospital costs. • Gray was the Head of Trade and Investment for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in Houston, Texas. UKTI is the commercial arm of the British Government and as such works to promote bilateral trade between the UK and the USA. UKTI works directly with US companies to provide international operations consulting and aid them in establishing a presence in the UK market. • Random factoid: big foodie, does mardi gras every year in NOLA, and goes to steamboat springs every winter with his family. • Has been very active volunteering for Rice. • Led committee for Houston Exponential.

Customer Description: On a cold winter day in December Jack and Mommy hiked 214 steps to Blackwater Falls in West Virginia. This made the seasoned Jack at 5 years old quite happy and Mommy was proud because now Jack has done the 214 steps in every season. There was snow and ice and we almost quit but kept on trekking.

Customer Description: With classic beauty like Dorthy, powerful like Pharaoh/Queen Hatshepsut, wisdom and strength like Betty and energy and presence like Angela.

Customer Description: Our son Corbin, an 8 year old, saves Houston from evil Minecraft, Legos, and Beyblades.

Customer Description:  This story is about me and my boyfriend. Reminiscing about the day he told me he loved me for the first time over a milkshake. We went out to a cafe and sat on a red booth chair and ordered a milkshake each. He had a chocolate milkshake and I had a strawberry milkshake. I would really love it if you could incorporate VALENTINES DAY in this setting as this will be sent to him then. We are both 21 years old.

Customer Description: My best friend and I met when he sneezed on the back of my neck. It was really gross. Two years later, I retaliated by peeing on his foot (in the bathroom, as one does). Can you please commemorate this twisted saga in Christmas card form?

Customer Description: A lawyer, Clint, and his Goldendoodle dog sidekick, April, protect justice and fight crime in the courtroom.

Customer Description: Right now, Joni and I are doing the long distance relationship, but soon we are planning to move to Denver. So I was thinking of a picture of us with our dog, looking at the moon and the stars from the top of a mountain.

Customer Description: My wife and I are foster parents we have had this guy for 7 months his name is Jordan we picked him up from the hospital as a new born he was born July 4th want a nice picture for my wife for Valentines Day.

Customer Description: My name is Nicole and Feidhlim is my boyfriend. We met for the first time on 19th July 2019 in Tig Coil (pub) Galway, Ireland. I was due to go to the after an of a wedding but the date was going so well I decided to bring him along too - we arrived and were the only people at the bar and at 9.37 pm he stopped and asked: “Can I kiss you?” And I replied “what are you waiting for?” The rest is history. The picture below is a reference of what we look like - on the night my hair was down in curls, I was wearing a black string top, red skirt with brown flowers and he wore a navy shirt, black jeans, and boots. If you could recreate the story on a card would be forever grateful!

Customer Description:  Myself and Audrey lying in the park in the sun having a picnic and talking for hours with our dog Birdie next to us.

Customer Description:  A great night out learning how to two-step with my husband.

Customer Description:  My girlfriend lives in Scotland And me in Canada and for Valentine’s Day could you create a picture of us eating crepes at our favourite restaurant the naked crepe I have attached photos of their food and restaurant.

Customer Description:  My boyfriend really likes The Lion King, so I am surprising him to the musical at the Lyceum theatre. Can you please draw me surprising him? Or maybe giving him the (golden) ticket or leading him towards the theatre with a blind fold? I don't mind, but please make is sweet and romantic. Thank you very much! :)

Customer Description:  Hi! It is a long story, I will leave it in detail below if u want context (but it isn't relevant), but I would like her laughing like crazy (really like crazy) at an old man (like 83 years old) that is sitting on a chair inside a roofed garage. I want to be beside her looking all ashamed while trying to contain my laughter. There should be a speech bubble coming from hearing that says "apartments?!" The story; she is my gf. We were moving to a new city together to study and my mom (who doesn't speak English very well) came back saying "hey I found a nice building of apartments" my GF said "what are they called?" my mom said "apartments" For some reason that made my GF die of laughter. 20 minutes later this very nice sir of 83 years starts telling us a very sad story of how her wife just died, and now he is lonely. He spent like 30 min on this story. My GF, who is bad at paying attention, was thinking about something else when she remembered "apartment", and she burst in laughter in the middle of the man's sad story. She is still extremely ashamed of this day one year later and I want it on paper for future generations. thanks!!

Customer Description:  Ryan Rivera, PIR, March 27, 2020, USS Triton, DIV 134 Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL Ryan leaves his life in NY for boot camp and will be a Missile Technician on the Triton Submarine. He is graduating from boot camp March 27, 2020.

Customer Description:  This story about me 'Surbhi Jain' and my husband 'Vaibhav Jain' .how we meet the first time and after that. I was sitting in my balcony, Suddenly my mom told me that one guy is coming home to see you as a"marriage proposal" and I was blanked. He came with his elder brother Dipesh. They were sitting in the drawing-room with my parents. He was sitting on a sofa , while I was offering tea to everyone but suddenly my tea plate got just a little unbalanced, he helped me to hold it, this was the first time I looked at him. After one week he came with his parents, bother and some more family members. He proposed me and I said yes that we got together.

Customer Description:  Her name is Arpi and her name means the sun, I met her last year when I was in a terrible place and she brought light into my life. She loves the night's sky.

Customer Description:  Please create a picture of my mother (dark blue T-sheet, brunette, sunglasses, blue-green eyes), myself (blonde, blue eyes, pink shirt), and our 3 pets! First cat: 5 years old, HUGE, no white on face, green eyes. Second cat: 16 years old, yellow eyes, very small, white on the face. Dog: medium-sized, brown, maybe a hound? not sure breed, 6 years old. My mom and I and our three pets live in Northern Virginia. Our house has a lot of very tall trees trees. We both like politics. We're Jewish. She is the best mom.

Customer Description:  Xiao is the name of my fiance. He's celebrating his birthday in China without me this time, so I don't want him to feel lonely, and want to remind him how much I love him, that I hadn't believed in love before I met him, I'm so grateful for his support and love in any situation. That he managed to become my family, my lover and my best friend. And despite the fact I'm in Russia now, I'll be loving and supporting him forever no matter where we are. And we'll celebrate his Bd together when I'm back.

Customer Description: I want a story about the time we went to play laser tag and my pants ripped. She helped form a wall around me as I went through the arcade. Also we are the black couple on the right. If you need more pictures let me know.

Customer Description: A pair of dogs discover a portal through the multiverse in their owner’s house, and travel through time/space when their owners are out. Through their experiences, they begin to increase in intelligence and start to manage their owner's investments. Once they start making some serious money the dogs develop drug habits and won’t stop partying. Things take a turn when the dogs are no longer able to be controlled and they just party like rockstars at all times.

Customer Description: What if Harry Potter battled Batman across downtown Houston? Well this story would cover it.

Customer Description: Two young lovers, a Firefighter named Colby and a Texas A&M college student named Sarah, took a road trip together one summer. While in Tennessee, Colby surprised Sarah by taking her to a beautiful lake and setting up a picnic dinner for them on the shore. As the sun was beginning to set behind the hills across the lake, Colby played Sarah's favorite song, took her into his arms, and danced with her. Notes: The scene is of them dancing on the shore of the lake with the sunset.

Customer Description: My friend from college is marrying his long time girlfriend. His nickname is "Grandpa", and he is marring a half-Asian girl, Sarah. I'd like for the "grandpa" (think grandpa from "Up") to kiss his fiance - a beautify half Asian woman - and then once they kiss, for her to turn into an old asian lady (google "average asian aging process").