Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cardmakers by state

As promised, we're sharing a little more info about the graphs posted in our Annual Review a few weeks ago....these maps were one of the most interesting pieces of information to figure out!

We counted the cardmakers who sent in cards in 2009 alone; those who sent in the past but not in 2009 are not counted in this list. There are also possibly more people involved with making the cards in a number of the packages, but if only one name is listed on the Packing Slip, we only count that as one person.
  1. CA     158
  2. TX     103
  3. WA     91
  4. FL     81
  5. NY     61
  6. OH     61
  7. MN     56
  8. NC     55
  9. PA     55
  10. VA     47
  11. WI     47
  12. IL     46
  13. MA     46
  14. MI     45
  15. IN     39
  16. AZ     39
  17. MD     35
  18. MO     32
  19. NJ     32
  20. OR     31
  21. GA     30
  22. CO     27
  23. CT     22
  24. IA     21
  25. OK     21
  26. TN     21
  27. Ut     21
  28. ME     18
  29. KS     17
  30. SC     16
  31. ID     12
  32. KY     12
  33. NV     12
  34. NH     11
  35. AL     9
  36. LA     9
  37. NE     9
  38. RI     9
  39. AK     8
  40. NM     8
  41. ND     6
  42. WV     6
  43. HI     5
  44. SD     5
  45. MS     4
  46. WY     4
  47. DE     3
  48. MT     3
  49. VT     3
So...do you want to change the map color for your state? Here are a few ideas!
  • Go invite some friends over for a cardmaking party! Have everyone fill out a packing slip for their cards.
  • Head over to your local stamping store and see if they'll hold a card drive for your community. Stock them up with packing slips to have on hand when people drop off cards!
  • Call your local TV station or town newspaper and ask them to do a story on your efforts with OWH—that will surely spread the word in your community! 
  • __________ Other ideas? Post your plans and ideas in a comment below!
Next week we'll share the list of how many cards were sent in from each state!

7 comments:

Kajikit said...

Interesting graph... thanks for sharing!

Bekah's World said...

Amazing! I am really surprised at Utah's number! We have such a high rate of people who serve either in the military services or in national guard. And so many people here that scrapbook and card make - I was sure Utah would be higher!

I am now on a mission to improve those rates! Thanks for sharing this!

eddee1286@msn.com said...

Where are all these people in Nevada? I think it is wonderful that we have 12. There is not even a stampin store in our town anymore after Majestic Memories closed las year. Can you give out point of contacts for anyone in Nevada???

Cyn said...

I love this idea! I didn't even know there was that many peeps in arizona making cards!

Rufus said...

Fascinating! Can't wait to see the numbers next week!

hiscreation2 said...

And one from Alberta, Canada.

Operation Write Home said...

No intent to slight our Canadian friends---you ladies ROCK!!!