Since Pride Greetings launched in November 2009, the company specializing in gay-themed greeting and wedding cards has grown in leaps and bounds. The cards are now distributed in more than 20 different locations across the nation and are available online.
The company founder, who is a Utah native, Dave Burton, started the company when he couldn’t find a tasteful wedding card for his friends traveling from Utah to San Francisco to get married when same-sex marriages were legal.
“The company was started because of a gay Utah couple,” Burton said. “I don’t want anyone to forget that there are gays in Utah.”
Burton, who now lives in Washington D.C., has helped the company grow into a variety of markets, providing an assortment of greeting cards, including cards for major holidays, sympathy, birthday and new babies.
“The greeting cards are tasteful,” Burton said.
The Pride Greeting Cards are not pornographic, nor are they great gag gifts. The cards are stylish, affordable and attractive for anyone looking to share a card with someone they love, Burton said.
In addition to being gay-themed, all the cards are green-friendly. The cards are made from recycled materials and so is the plastic sleeve.
Pride Greetings provided envelopes for the upcoming QSaltLake-sponsored wedding.
To pick up Pride Greetings cards in Utah, go to the website, www.PrideGreetings.com or go to Cahoots or Cabin Fever in Trolley Square.