When Ken and Wanda Bass divorced in 2002 after 15 years together, they weren’t the kind of exes who’d casually send Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards for the sake of the kids. In fact, when they did talk, they usually ended up arguing.
Eventually, both Ken and Wanda — parents of two sons, now ages 15 and 22 — realized they needed to turn a new page in their relationship.
“Co-parenting may not require friendship right away but it does require cooperation in order for your children to grow up in a socially healthy environment,” Wanda, who works as a nurse in New Jersey, told The Huffington Post.
To reestablish communication, Wanda decided to send a card to Ken — a kind of post-divorce olive branch — but the options at the store were limited. Later, Ken encountered the same issue while looking for a Mother’s Day card for his ex-wife.
“I knew if this was a problem for us that there had to be others out there with the same problem,” Ken, an electronic technician and a UPS supervisor, told HuffPost. read more