Welcome to Evergreen Cards!
Begun in early 2004, Evergreen Cards is an economic development project dedicated to providing job skills' training and work opportunities for low-income women in the small villages of Yangqu County, Shanxi Province, China.
In this poor, primarily agricultural rural area—where the annual average family income is still less than U.S. $400—many minimally-educated women must find a way to help provide for their families. Sadly, the availability of wholesome work in these subsistence farming communities and villages is still virtually non-existent.
There are also a significant number of women in these villages who, due to personal disabilities, have limited mobility. Others are the primary care-givers for family members with severe health issues or disabilities. All need to be able to work from home to provide for the needs of their families.
Evergreen Cards’ focus is to identify and interview families—showing dignity and respect—who face these kinds of difficult circumstances. And then, reach out and empower these women in a tangible way through God’s love by teaching them the skill of hand-cutting cards and providing employment.
Today, with around 30 active card-cutters, Evergreen Cards annually produces tens of thousands of nearly 150 different designs of intricately beautiful, individually hand-cut greeting cards and laminated bookmarks. This site, Evergreen Cards USA, serves as our primary distribution arm for the North American market.
Browse Through Some of our Best-Selling Collections
Meet a Few of Our Evergreen Card-Cutting Artisans
These wonderful ladies and their families are why we do what we do. All live in rural Yangqu County, Shanxi Province, China. And although many have personal physical disabilities or family members that do, these skilled and hard-working ladies personally hand-cut every single card and bookmark that you can purchase from us here at Evergreen Cards!