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Hi there,

I’m Kimberly Hall, Chief Sole Inspirer, and it’s a pleasure to meet you!

Welcome to Sole Inspired, the greeting card company that was born in the “fire of adversity” . . . and I’m pretty sure that’s our connection. Yes, I know it is!

We share an indomitable spirit to beat the odds, never give up, take whatever life throws our way, and push through the pain ‘til we break through to our true potential. That’s who we are.  It’s what we do.

We’ve stared fear in the face and declared “You will not define me!"

We pound the pavement day in, day out—because we’ve found our courage and we will not be shaken!

We are victorious.

But it wasn’t always that way, at least not for me. There was a time when I thought I was broken beyond repair.

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Everything Fell Apart
My world shattered the day I lost the love of my life. If I’m honest, there’s an ache in my heart that never goes away. I still miss my husband — my fallen hero. He was the rock beneath my feet, and there wasn’t a scared bone in his body. He loved adventure! In fact, he left this earth doing what he loved—flying.

If I Weren't Afraid
But me, I didn’t know what I was truly passionate about. He used to ask me, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?" Well, I never got around to answering that question. And then, in the blink of an eye he was gone. I was alone, a thirty-two-year-old widow—just me and my son and that lingering question, "What would you do if you weren’t afraid?"

Ink, Paper, Photos
I didn’t think I’d ever be happy again. All I knew was that I wanted to hold on to every memory that I could. So, in the lonely months that followed, I found solace in the creative hours I spent alone. Working with paper and old photos, pens and journals, I reminisced over the life we had lived. I fell in love with the healing power of old photos glued to a page and words inked on the paper. Not on a screen, but held between my two hands.

Boldly, Bravely, Beautifully
Slowly, a desire began to grow like a spark . . . then a flame . . . then a blaze. Tragedy would not define me! Fear would not hold me back. I would live a bold, brave, beautiful story. And, I would run the race that was set before me with passion. And that’s what I did—literally! I took up running. Running became my place of solace and reflection. What began as a few miles a week has become some forty-plus full and half marathons.

Paper and Running Collide
Then somewhere between the inking my soul on paper and the pounding my soles on the pavement, my love of paper and running collided. And that’s when the vision for Sole Inspired was born — a greeting card company for inspiring, encouraging and empowering others to get up and go, to live a life without regrets, to never back down and never give up. And all I know is people need encouragement when life has knocked them down, when the bottom’s fallen out and all hope is gone...the power of a written word of encouragement held in the hands of weary soul can be the difference between defeat or deliverance.

Bringing Snail Mail Back
Yeah, baby, we’re bringing snail mail back! Because people are worth investing every ounce of encouragement we can possibly pour into them. And let’s be real: long after the social media post has disappeared and the email’s been deleted, it’s the hand-written card that stays on the desk, the mantle, or the bedside table for days and weeks to come.

Why is that? Because it’s a visible reminder that
● Someone thinks you’re worth fighting for.
● Someone thinks you hung the moon.
● Someone thinks you did a great job.
● Someone thinks your life matters.

So, come on! Let’s start a written revolution of inspiration, encouragement, and empowerment.
Join me as we celebrate the achievement of others... send a Sole Inspired card today!

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