CheerNotes’ Top Picks for Unique Greeting Cards for the African American Community

One of our missions as a company is to provide unique greeting cards for communities who are underrepresented in the industry, and our collection of cards for the African American community is one that we are very proud of. Here are some stand-out picks. 

For the Friend who Needs Inspiration

Vibrant color close-up of Toni Morrison holding a writing pad.

Cover Art: Toni Morrison Multi-colored Print

Inside Message: “YOU are your best thing.” -Toni Morrison

Artist: Cody B., Founder of Cody Burt Creative

This is a series by Cody Burt and it features several Black icons including Toni Morrison, Bell Hooks, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Nora Neale Hurston, and Langston Hughes. Each card features a brightly colored pop art headshot print and an inspirational quote from the individual on the inside. These cards not only celebrate Black history but also provide inspiration and motivation to anyone who receives them. See the Toni Morrison card HERE, and view the whole collection HERE.

For Your Under-the-Weather Friend

Bright, colorful pictures of home remedies used to make you feel better.

Cover Text: My Granny’s Guide to Remedies that Will Cure Absolutely Anything. Get Well Soon.

Artist: Tara J., Founder of By Ms James

From “hella dry” ginger ale, to Vix, and saltines, this card brings back so much nostalgia of all the home remedies that grandma would use to help us all feel better when we were sick. Including saying your prayers! Each remedy is illustrated with fun descriptions and bright colors. Laughter is the best medicine and this card is sure to bring a smile to the face of the person who receives it, even if they are feeling bad. Pick up a few of these to keep on hand HERE.

For the Person Who Supports Your Family

Black woman wearing bright red outfit beating drum with hand-written note "it takes a village to raise a child" and musical notes outlining her image.

Cover Text: It takes a village to raise a child. Thank you for being a part of our tribe.

Artists: Jean S., Founder of Little Feet's Opus

Nannys, babysitters, neighbors, friends… all of those people who aren’t technically “family” but step up to the plate and help support you and your children deserve some recognition! Where else can you find a “thanks for helping me with my child” card? We can’t think of any. This card features a sweet illustration of a Black woman playing a drum with hand-written text surrounding it. Take a look for yourself HERE.

For the Couple Who is Jumping the Broom

Brides dressed in white jumping the broom in marriage.

Cover Art (No Text): A Black couple jumping the broom! (available in man + woman, man + man, and woman + woman)

Artist: Tara J., Founder of By Ms James

There are not nearly enough cards to celebrate the African American tradition of jumping the broom at weddings! Not to mention couples that represent the LGBTQ+ communities. But we’ve got you covered. This card is simple and elegant. On the cover, we see the happy couple from behind jumping the broom, as evident by the broom and movement in their clothing. The inside is blank so you can fill it in with any heartfelt message you’d like. Grab yours HERE.

For the Boss Lady Who is Crushing it Right Now

Soft pink color background with Black woman standing in front of message, "Boss Lady".

Cover Text: Boss Lady

Artist: Amy S., Founder of Aims Moon Paperie

If you are an entrepreneur or know anyone who is running their own business, you know what dedication it really takes to keep things afloat and also have some semblance of a personal life. Whoever comes to mind for you would love getting this card just out of the blue, to remind her that she’s doing a really good job, she’s appreciated, and that she should keep moving forward to achieve her goals. The dusty rose colors of the cover give a soft, feminine look and the stance of the female lets you know she’s got it covered. Pick up yours now HERE.

Visit Our Site to See the Full Collection of Greeting Cards for the African American Community!

You really need to go browse our full collection. They’re all beautifully designed, clever, and inspirational. You’ll probably even find a card for something or someone you didn’t even realize you needed a card for! View the full collection HERE.