Saturday, December 31, 2011

This is my Expressive Flower greeting card, front and back. See my previous post for thumbnail images of the fronts of other cards I have designed.

Greeting cards you won't find at Hallmark


Did you know that Hallmark cards are printed in China and that it's hard to find a greeting card at a Hallmark store that is blank inside? I don't know if such cards are scarce in all Hallmark stores, but when I checked the Salisbury, NC, Hallmark store about a week or so ago, there was only one card that was blank inside. And, it was small, with very limited space for writing anything.

In this age of e-mail , e-cards, and text messages, a traditional card, especially one that has a hand-written message from the sender inside instead of a mass-produced Hallmark sentiment, is something loved ones and friends will treasure, and save. I make my unique cards using images of my original paintings. Most of my cards are approximately 8.5"x5.5" (either vertical or horizontal) and they're no more expensive than a Hallmark card. Many other artists create affordable greeting cards, so support a local artist and send a memorable greeting card!

In my next post, I'll show an example of one of my whole cards, front and back.