Most exes can't stand to be in the same room together, let alone start a business together, yet that's exactly what divorcés Ken and Wanda Bass did.
The former married couple are the proud owners of XCards, a greeting card company that caters to exes.
The line of cards are tailored made with messages more appropriate for ex lovers who still have to co-parent for the sake of their family.
“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 Bass, a New Jersey nurse, told The Huffington Post.
Wanda and Ken divorced in 2002 after 15 years of marriage. They have two sons, now 15 and 22. Though they were not initially on the best of terms, eventually Wanda decided to mend fences by buying Ken a greeting card. Options with appropriate cards, however, were limited. Ken said he, too, ran into trouble when he tried to get his ex-wife a Mother's Day card.
“I knew if this was a problem for us that there had to be others out there with the same problem,” said Ken, who is an electronic technician and UPS supervisor.
XCards is the answer to Ken and Wanda's dilemma, and what they hope will be for other exes as well.
“Xcards became that stepping stone for forgiveness, healing and restoration for us,” Wanda said.
The cards available range from Christmas greetings to birthdays. Others even serve to help mend relationships broken by divorce.
“It’s not about us,” one card reads. “We have something between us that’s more important than the way we’re feeling toward each other: our children.”
The cards start at $2.75, which are available at cards4x.com.