Tree of Life
- The top five markets for Hallmark’s Tree of Life cards are: 1) New York, 2) California, 3) New Jersey, 4) Pennsylvania, 5) Florida.
- The Tree of Life brand is one of the most extensive offerings of cards available for Jewish consumers.
- The size of the U.S. Jewish population is approximately 5.3 million people. (Source: Jewish Virtual Library, 2010)
- Hallmark introduced the Tree of Life brand in 1995.
- Tree of Life features more than 300 cards for Jewish consumers, including Bar and Bat Mitzvah, bris and baby naming, as well as birthday, mazel tov, thank you, wedding, anniversary, sympathy, and get well. Tree of Life also offers cards for Jewish holidays such as Passover, Jewish New Year and Hanukkah.
- Tree of Life cards feature relevant Jewish symbols with rich colors and beautiful illustrations.
- The line includes traditional, inspirational and encouraging messages, as well as light-hearted and humorous sentiments for both adults and children.
- Many cards use images from Hallmark's Jewish Art Collection, which highlights the work of Jewish artists throughout history.
- Also featured are designs by the students of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, a kindergarten through 12th grade school in the Kansas City area. A colophon on the back of the cards includes the student’s name and information about the school.
- Based on consumer focus groups, Tree of Life has incorporated more humor, relevant Hebrew phrases, authentic photography, and more artwork and writing by Jewish people. The line also features more simplified, elegant card designs. For laughs, the line features the humorous comments of Rhona, a character created by Hallmark exclusively for Tree of Life.
- Hallmark.com offers Tree of Life card designs that can be customized online with photos and personal messages. Hallmark will address, stamp and mail cards ordered from Hallmark.com. The service is free; consumers only pay for the postage.
- A variety of everyday and holiday Tree of Life e-cards with animation and sound are available at Hallmark.com.
Hallmark has been creating cards appropriate for Jewish consumers since the 1940s. The company introduced the Tree of Life brand in 1995.
The name Tree of Life was selected because of the significance of trees in Jewish culture. As a tree nurtures, protects and provides sustenance for those living around it, the Torah (five books of Moses that are a form of instruction in the Jewish culture) guides, protects and provides spiritual sustenance.
Available at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores nationwide and wherever Tree of Life products are sold. Use the store locator on Hallmark.com to find the nearest Hallmark Gold Crown retailer.