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Change.org petition to Hallmark: Make Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for same-sex parents

Petition on Change.org:

hallmarkMy family is just like any other family. So why won't Hallmark make greeting cards wishing both my moms a "Happy Mothers Day?"

I will never forget the first year I gave my second mom, Liz, a Mother's Day card. She was so touched that she began to cry. I told her that even though she wasn't my birth mother, she'd always be my mom and that I loved her.

My moms have been together for eight years now and I am still amazed at the love they have for each other, for my siblings, and for me. They support me unconditionally and I would like to be able to give them a card that shows my appreciation for what they both have done for me and for my family. A card that reflects their unconditional love for each other.

That's why I'm asking Hallmark to make greeting cards for families with same-sex parents.

A few years ago, Hallmark led the industry by releasing wedding cards for same-sex couples. As the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States, Hallmark has the opportunity to lead the industry again by providing cards that reflect the lives of all families.

Having two moms or two dads doesn't make a family any less loving or special. We laugh together. We cry together. And we celebrate together. I know it would mean so much to my moms -- and moms like mine all over America -- if Hallmark made cards celebrating families like ours.

Please join me in asking Hallmark to make Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for same-sex parents.

Click here to view the petition.


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I don't know why you'd need a special "gay" mother's or father's day card. Why wouldn't two standard mother's or father's day cards work? Do those sentiments not work if the person is gay? I'm not railing against same-sex couples, because I just don't care what other people do as long as they aren't hurting anyone, but this seems frivolous to me. Sometimes when I can't find a card that doesn't say what I want to convey, I just make my own. I don't petition Hallmark to make different cards.

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