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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We are pleased to present our newest Signature Card & Classic Flat designs.

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Haute Note - Breast Cancer Ribbon card - CBCF fundraiser -  

Breast Cancer has
touched everyone in some
way, whether it be a mother,
sister, grandmother, aunt,
niece, friend, co-worker…

For a while now, we’ve
been working on a
Breast Cancer Ribbon
design, called ‘Awareness’.

Haute Note - Breast Cancer Ribbon card - CBCF fundraiser - 

(Click on any image to open the images in a pop-up gallery viewer)

 Haute Note - Breast Cancer Ribbon card - CBCF fundraiser -   Haute Note - Breast Cancer Ribbon card - CBCF fundraiser -

These are just a few ideas. Of course, like any of our cards, you can personalize them any way you
choose, either through our website, or by contacting us.

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Haute Note - Breast Cancer Ribbon card - CBCF fundraiser -

All proceeds from these cards will benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Even though we are in the last week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
proceeds from these cards will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation, all year long.

Again this year, during the month of November, $2.00 from the sale of our “Poppy” Signature Series, will be donated to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Fund.

Haute Note Poppy Card - Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund - Fundraiser -

So, purchase some cards for yourself, or a friend, and support two great organizations!

Click HERE to start shopping!

Garden Fairy Doors - GardenFairyDoors on Etsy -

Over the Summer, we found ourselves in the middle of a new adventure,
making Garden Fairy Doors

To read the story behind how we started this new project, click HERE.

If you’d like to see the doors, click HERE.



BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Fundraiser

The B Bizz - REMAX Select Properties - Walk for the Kids - Gift Basket - HauteNoteCards.comHaute Note is delighted to contribute to this beautiful Yoga-themed gift basket, created by The B Bizz – Gift Baskets by Shelley Woodin, for the RE/MAX Select Properties’ ‘Walk for the Kids’, benefiting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

On August 25th, Agents and Staff from the Re/MAX Select Properties offices are participating in a 5KM walk from Jericho Sailing Centre along Spanish Banks in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

If you would like to make a donation to this very worthy cause, you can click here to go to the BC Children’s Hospital secure DONATION page.

There are various fundraisers planned for this event, and someone will surely be excited to win this Silent Auction Spa Basket!

Yoga & Serenity Themed Cards - Yoga & Serenity Themed Cards -
Yoga & Serenity Themed Cards -

We came up with, what *WE* think is, a blend
of witty and wise quotes to put on the cards…
here are three from the assortment. 

(Click on any image to
open it in a pop-up window.)

Katie’s Place Animal Shelter’s ‘Cat Ball’ Fundraiser

Anyone who knows us, or who follows Haute Note’s Facebook page, knows we’re pretty smitten with our two cats, Barnum & Bailey. *

* – Yes, when we first brought them home, our house was a 24-hour-a-day cat circus! We were obligated to name our new furry babies accordingly.

Katie's Place Animal Shelter - Maple RidgeWe owe our heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers at Katie’s Place, a no-kill Animal Shelter in Maple Ridge, for their tireless efforts on behalf of the unloved and mistreated animals that come their way, and more-importantly, for introducing us to our adorable little guys.

You can find information about Katie’s Place, how to care for animals, and (of course) information about adopting or fostering animals, on their website:

Katie’s Place is having their first annual Dinner/Dance Fundraising Event – The Cat Ball – on Saturday, November 1st.  Tickets are $50 per person, and includes dinner, and live entertainment.  There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 draw, tooney toss, and lots of fun, had by all!

Katie's Place Animal Shelter - Maple RidgeYou can find more information about this event on the Katie’s Place Facebook Page, or by calling 604-467-6259.Haute Note's donation to the Katie's Place 1st Annual Cat Ball - Basket Case Gift Baskets

Haute Note is delighted to contribute to their Silent Auction.

We asked Shelley Woodin to help us, work her magic, and put together one of her beautiful Gift Basket creations, including a couple of sets of our animal cards, for the silent auction… and here is a picture of the basket.

Anyone needing an out-of-the-ordinary and fabulous gift basket, please contact Shelley & Basket Case Gift Baskets at


Light Up The World In Purple – World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and Friday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day. It is also the 2nd Annual “Light up the World in Purple” day to recognize the importance of mental health wellness and the de-stigmatization of the issues that surround mental illness.

According to Wikipedia, over 25% of people ages 18 and older – about one in four adults – suffer from a diagnosable mental health issue in any given year. However, the stigma surrounding mental illness is a major barrier that prevents many people from seeking the mental health treatment they need.

2nd Annual Light Up The World In Purple - Amanda Todd Legacy - World Mental Health Day

Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd was a teen in Port Coquitlam, BC, who, after many years of bullying and cyber-abuse, on October 10, 2012, lost her battle against depression and the mental health issues that beset her. For Amanda, and others like her, the online harassment and bullying can greatly contribute to spiraling decline into hopelessness with dire consequences. The feeling of isolation that these victims face is overwhelming, but as the statistics above bear out, they are by no means alone.

Light Up Purple

In honour of Amanda Todd – and in acknowledgement of all those who face this adversity every day – on World Mental Health Day, we are “Lighting Up Purple”. Our Haute Note Blog background and Social Media avatars will all be purple… (Not that Lorie needs an excuse for that.) …and we’ll be tweeting the hashtag #LightUpPurple.

Light Up The World Purple - 2014 - Amanda Todd Legacy

Please join us in showing your support and bringing attention to mental health, its major effects on peoples’ lives worldwide, and, attempting to help remove the stigma from this condition.

For more information on Amanda’s story and to find out ways that YOU can “Stay Strong”, please visit:


Light Up Purple – Carol Todd – PSA


Dhana Metta Rescue Society

This week, one of our wonderful customers purchased cards from our ‘Best Friend’ series, for the Dhana Metta Rescue Society… a great organization!

Best Friend Cards - Dhana Metta Rescue Society | Haute Note Blog |  

Located in Surrey, BC, the Dhana Metta Rescue Society, is an animal
rescue organization dedicated to helping abused, neglected, special needs
and senior dogs and cats.

They are also focused on educating the public about:

  • The importance of proper training and care of domestic pets.
  • How we can all help prevent pet over population by spaying and neutering
  • The negative effects of puppy/cat mills and back yard breeders
  • How working together can make a change in the regulations & laws regarding animal cruelty

To find out more about this very worthy organization, and how you can help, please go to their website:

Dhana Metta Rescue Society - Founded in 2007 | DMRS | Surrey, BC

…in 2018, after 10 years, they have re-formed under the name Lower Mainland Humane Society.  You can find more information about the transformation, here:

…or you can watch the ‘Shaw TV’ video about this wonderful organization: