Welcome to the site of Evergreen Hand-Cut Cards!
Your purchase of Evergreen hand-cut cards and bookmarks goes directly to support low-income families who live in the Yangqu area of Shanxi Province, China.
Many women in Shanxi Province need to help provide for their families, but are unable to find wholesome work in their local subsistence farming communities or in the larger nearby cities. With an average annual family income of less than US $400 (below China’s poverty level), having the opportunity to work at home producing these valuable and beautiful items while earning needed income are both tremendous blessings.
Currently, there are approximately 30 women actively cutting cards for Evergreen Cards. This Evergreen economic development project serves both urban and rural families at the low-end of the income spectrum as well as strives to touch them in a tangible way with the love of God. Evergreen Cards has modified traditional Chinese paper-cutting designs to appeal to the Western eye and, through our worldwide marketing of these cards, our card-cutters can earn up to an additional US $400 per year.
Every one of Evergreen Cards’ beautiful greeting cards and laminated bookmarks is individually hand-cut. Profits from the sale of these cards—in addition to the money earned by our card cutters—go to further develop this project as well as to provide additional assistance for other low-income families through Evergreen’s scholarship and Regional Educational Development programs.