Inspiration

We send and receive paper cards all year long, but is the financial and environmental cost worth it? We enjoy the sentiment behind greeting cards but don't want to spend $5+ for every birthday, Valentine's Day, and Christmas only for the card to end up in a landfill or buried and forgotten in a desk drawer. We wanted to make Bee Cards to reduce waste while actually having a positive impact on global good.

What it does

Bee Cards is a subscription based app where you can send adorable ecards to your friends and family without breaking the bank. Users can sign up for a year of Bee Cards (that's 20 cards) for just $20. The average greeting card from a store will cost you around $4-$5, which would cost you about $80-$100! Plus, with Bee Cards, you get a cute environmentally friendly card to send that also supports a charitable cause. Each Bee Cards is associated with an organization that works toward social good, animal welfare, environmental efforts, and more, and a percentage of the proceeds from that Bee Card go directly to the cause.

Challenges I ran into

I have never used Sketch before, so I had to overcome a bit of a learning curve. Once I got the hang of it I was able to make icon and ecards! It is also significantly harder to come up with puns at 3am(:

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Although Daniel is a veteran hacker, this is my first Hackathon! I'm proud that I was able to help pull together a project for submission and learn a new skill in the process.

What I learned

I learned how to use sketch which was so great, I could really see myself using it for many future projects. I also learned that people with completely different skills can work together to make something amazing.

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