Monday, November 23, 2009

Click, Peel, Stick: How to Turn Holiday Cards into a Midwifery Advocacy Activity

by Melissa Garvey , ACNM Writer and Editor

Did you know that every year, Americans send 1.9 billion holiday cards? Today, ACNM is helping you turn this yearly task into a simple yet powerful advocacy activity with the launch of our 2009 midwifery stamps.

To participate, click on our stamps portal and follow the ordering instructions. Then place the stamps on your holiday mail to help raise awareness of midwifery across the country. Your purchase will also make a financial contribution to support midwifery. The A.C.N.M. Foundation will receive a portion of the sale for every midwifery stamps purchase that is made by a new customer.

Funded by the A.C.N.M. Foundation as part of the Public Education Project, the 2009 midwifery stamp was created by artist Kelly Moyer, winner of the ACNM Midwifery Art Contest. “This painting was inspired by the birth of my goddaughter,” says Moyer. “The image and colors represented best described the feeling at that time.”

Because midwives do more than care for pregnant women, our panel of judges appreciated that the painting portrays a non-pregnant woman and a baby. What do you like about the 2009 stamp?

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