Many cultures, One story

Many cultures, One story

International childrens book dayThe 2nd April sees children across the world take part in International Children’s Book Day with this year’s theme Many cultures, One story. Each year the Day is sponsored by a different country which decides on a theme and invites an author from that country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster. There are wonderful children’s books being published around the world and International Children’s Book Day is a good reminder to make a point of sharing books originally published in other countries with our children. Check out your local library for info on events taking place in your area.

Unearth Jamaica’s Hidden histories

jamaica hidden historiesWhether you are of Jamaican heritage or not, this brilliant educational project by Full Spectrum Productions aims to unearth and communicate information to diverse communities to understand the history of Jamaica, its distinctive cultural identity and links with Britain. Given the fact that Jamaican culture has become a global brand, it makes for a fascinating day out. “It would be hard to find a better expression not just of Jamaica’s contribution to modern London but of the tragedy, joy and potential of this very special island story” says the Evening Standard. We couldn’t agree more. Click here to find out more
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Recommend a local stockist!

cbc gift selectionWe are on a mission to increase our presence in local stockists, the life blood of the high-street. To help us on this mission we are launching our recommend a stockist competition. Do you know of a local independent gift or card shop where you think Color blind cards should be stocked? Simply tweet us @Colorblindcards the name of your recommended retailer and any other useful details, and we’ll randomly select a winning ‘tweeter’ to bag a Color blind cards goodie bag worth over £40.

 

 

Things We Adore 

keep-calm-spring-is-here-Missed the eclipse? Never mind spring has sprung!  As the perfect season to clear out, regroup and create space for growth and reflection, we’ve selected our top 5 places to revel in spring-time beauty during Easter days out around the UK.

  • Hyde Park for a boat ride on the Serpentine
  • London’s Holland Park for peacock spotting
  • Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park for its walking trails
  • Wimpole Estate in Shropshire for farm animal play

Hodnet Hall in Shropshire for instagram worthy blooms

I am not my hair!

BBC to give children mini-computers in Make it Digital scheme
kid pcThe BBC is set to give away mini-computers to 11-year-olds across the country as part of its push to make the UK more digital. One million Micro-Bits will be handed out to children starting secondary school in the autumn term, as part of an initiative to increase digital skills among young people and help fill the digital skills gap.  By equipping school kids with computer skills as early as eleven, the hope is that we’ll develop the nation of tech savvy individuals required to fill the estimated 1.4 million “digital professional shortage” expected over the next five years.

 

Natural hairstyles make headline news
Simone PowderlyWhile the news that Simone Powderly was asked to change her hairstyle during a job interview highlights just how much work we as a society have to do in terms of making our perceptions and attitudes suitable for present day multicultural Britain, the fact the story made the BBC news is a positive thing – as the more bad PR that outdated stereotypes and prejudice secure, the quicker we can make them a thing of the past! Well done to Simone for sharing her story with the British media and helping to put prejudice on the news agenda. Read more about the story here

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ACLT launches campaign video
ACLT LogoLast week saw the launch of the ACLT’s first YouTube campaign video which aims to spread awareness about the lack of BME (Black Minority Ethnic) donors registered to the UK stem cell register. Created in memory of leukaemia patient Kevin Kararwa, the video received over 1500 hits within the first 24 hours of it going live and has caused a buzz across broadcast media. So if you haven’t seen the video yet, make sure you go and support the cause!
View the #CouldYouBeAMatch video here

 

Things We Adore!

logo-lg-chutney-babyChutney Baby clothes range
Founded by sisters Nisha and Hina, Chutney Baby is a celebration of Indian culture and adorable baby gifts, with the unusual edge of being presented in a chutney gift jar! Creating designs that illustrate Indian family heritage through illustrations on a range of baby clothes, Chutney Baby  depicts the close relationships each member of a close knit Indian family has with its new arrival. We absolutely love.

It’s official – multicultural experience is good for business

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Columbia Business School finds people with multicultural experiences are more creative
It’s official, embracing alternative cultures is not just good for society – it’s good for business! Research from Columbia Business School has found that one way to enhance creativity is to immerse yourself in a multicultural experience.

Experts admitted what most of us could have guessed – that people who have experienced other cultures have the openness and cognitive flexibility to make an organisation more creative. Experiencing other cultures increases our overall openness to new perspectives and brings a new dynamic and outlook to business.

Last minute Mother’s Day card shopping!

We’ve got it covered…Order today to receive your card in time for Mothering Sunday!

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Happy Mothers Day

Week against racismHand in Hand For Diversity!

Diversity is integral to our culture, it enriches our societies and economies and drives us to think more broadly and to respect our differences. Saturday 21st  March is the International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Every year the UN urge NGOs, community organisations, schools and local councils to take a stand against racism by organising activities, supporting others, or spreading the message to encourage others to stand hand in hand for diversity.  
Find out how you can get involved here

Things we adore…
Uber vows to create a million jobs for female drivers by 2020 
UN-Women-logoTaxi app Uber has teamed up with UN in a pledge to employ a million female drivers within the next five years. Done in an effort to advance gender equality, the move begs the question as to why this is still an issue in the year 2015.The company’s first step will be to sit down with UN Women to discuss a plan of action for attracting women drivers in order to meet their goal.

WOW – This Weekend, Mother’s Day And If I Should Have A Daughter…

It’s WOW time again…

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Sunday is International Women’s Day and the WOW festival is one of the most exciting events inspired by the global celebration. WOW was created to celebrate the achievements of women and girls, and looks at the obstacles they face across the world.

Held at the South Bank Centre until 8th March, highlights include the ‘I’mPOSSIBLE’ panel debate about the success, achievement and leadership of women of colour with Angie LeMar and ‘MOBO Celebrates Women of the World,’ a look at the leading female champions of the music industry, with two time nominee Rebecca Ferguson. Events are free to attend, check out the timetable here.

If I should have a daughter…

tedThere is nothing more sacred than the relationship between a mother and daughter, and spoken word poet Sarah Kay who raised two standing ovations when she performed this piece at TED in 2011, is still one of our favourite talks ever.

We challenge you not to be moved!

 

Mother,

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Of all the words I could choose, there aren’t quite enough to say,

how much you are appreciated, how you inspire me in many ways.

In the strength you encompass and the wisdom that you hold,

your timeless elegance and beauty and compassion to others you show.

To a wonderful woman enjoy your special day,

you deserve so many blessings much love to you happy birthday.

Thanks to Natreema Asafu-Adjaye for the verse which sits inside this card designed for mum’s birthday.

Click here to buy this greeting card
*A donation from the sale will go to the African Caribbean Leaukaemia Trust

Send a Mother’s Day card she’ll treasure


For our selection of lovely cards in celebration of Mother’s Day which is fast approaching on Sunday March 15th click here.

Don’t risk her wrath by delaying your order!