Chomp Card hopes to take a bite out of greeting card market

chompGreeting cards are all the same. After the advent of the singing greeting card, we’ve been stuck in a rut. No longer. Chomp Cards are cards that bite you. Literally. Upon opening, they turn into little alligators, snakes or sharks and clamp around your hand. Chomp Cards offers such cards for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, graduations and other special events. While somewhat frivolous, these cards seem like a cute and fun way to celebrate someone’s special day and are reminiscent of those cool howler cards from Harry Potter’s world. One costs backers $10 with estimated delivery in November 2014. Chomp Cards hopes to raise $6,000 on Kickstarter.


Expressaló transforms sappy sentiments from cards to critters

ExpressalóSometimes a greeting card just can’t get the job done. It’s nice for the recipient to be reminded of the message long after the card has gotten lost. Expressaló offers a gift with a greeting. These cute little creatures come in boxes with such Hallmarkian tropes as “I don’t know how… But I want to say SORRY!” and “I would give you my heart… But it’s already YOURS!” with a little creature inside. One love-expressing Expressaló goes for an early $12 or regular $16 donation on Kickstarter. Expressaló hopes to raise $20,000 in a 40-day campaign.