The search for the new cards is over. Here is the final tally:
Pet condolences: 0 (too sad!)
Musical instruments: 1
Excuse note: 5
Same sex commitment cards: 8
It was a close race but same sex commitment it is.
Nathaniel is the winner! Thanks for all the suggestions at my renegade booth. I will keep you all updated on the new card. Not only did he leave his suggestion, he also left a slogan which I think is pretty great. I will contact him before the final design is complete to make sure it matches the vision he had for the card.
p.s. I have not ruled out the others, I'm interested in the excuse note so maybe there will be two winners.
photo from here