Dan McLellan wanted to buy a romantic card for his spouse. He hunted in card shops and online, but nothing filled the bill. There were lots of sharp, funny, edgy, and sexy cards out there, but Dan McLellan wanted a romantic, tender card to express his deep feelings for his mate. There were none to be had. Dan and his spouse, Michael, are gay.
McLellan doesn’t claim to be a trendsetter, just a man who couldn't find a product he wanted. So like many an entrepreneur before him, Dan decided to create the product he couldn't find. Mixing a love for quotes and a love for black and white photography, Dan created a collection of romantic gay cards and launched a new website, Homoquotables.com.
The cards are made of high-quality paper and can be customized to suit the purchaser's needs, by displaying a variety of greetings.
Any card can serve as a gay birthday card, a gay wedding card, or a gay card for another occasion in the life of a homosexual friend, family member, or lover. Dan plans to introduce one new card per month, with the addition of cards specific for lesbians now available.
As featured in Connextions Magazine, Issue 8.
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Elegant, Traditional, Romantic, Homoquotables
Thoughtful Greeting Cards for “The New Normal”
A growing portion of the population known as LGBT has reason to celebrate. Sweeping victories towards full equality in the recent elections has given new hope and inertia to the gay rights movement. Long recognized for their influence in the marketplace, LGBT consumers are coming into their own establishing gay businesses to fill the community’s unique needs. Gay owned and operated, Homoquotables is one of many such businesses. A “Hallmark” for the romantic homosexual, their cards fill a unique space in the world of gift-giving, helping us to better celebrate every occasion.
“With new printers, expanded design selection, and quicker turnaround, we are excited to be in a great position to help our community celebrate their lives and achievements,” says Homoquotables founder and creator Dan McLellan. “It’s an exciting time for all of us, and having cards that don’t reflect our lives and hearts has been frustrating for my friends and family… until now.”
Homoquotables offers romantic gay themed greeting cards that are perfect for weddings, civil unions, anniversaries, and birthdays, or just to say “I love you!” Each card features a black and white photograph of a gay couple. On the inside is a famous quote about