Go Green with Greetings

Start a new tradition this March 17th by celebrating St. Patrick's Day with cards—a practice that was common during the Golden Age of Postcards when every holiday was commemorated through the mail.

Our St. Patrick's Day Collection is fun, lucky, and full of green!

Springtime Vibes

March is here, bringing with it the first day of spring!

Celebrate the imminent arrival of this season with butterflies, blooms, and springy fairies featured on greeting cards, postcards, art prints, stickers, stationery, and notebooks in our Springtime Collection!

Easter is March 31st!

Our Easter collection is a delightful array featuring eggs, bunnies, and chicks sourced from vintage magazine covers, Victorian postcard art, children's book illustrations, and more!

Shop stickers, postcards, art prints, and greeting cards—hippity-hoppity, Easter's on its way!

Announcing Laughing Elephant's

Card of the Week

Celebrate a birthday with these party animals! While we've interpreted them as frogs, they're actually bogles—mischievous creatures from Northumbrian and Scottish folktales known for making life difficult for humans. In this delightful illustration by John D. Batten for the storyThe Golden Ball, we join in their glee.

Whether frogs or bogles, one thing's for certain: these charming characters have become the stars of one of our most popular birthday cards!

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Much like the United States Postal Service's unofficial motto, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," guarantees a speedy delivery of your greeting cards, the Easter Bunny is equally dedicated!

In a lesser-known Easter Bunny fact, he employs various modes of transportation for Easter egg deliveries. To assist you in selecting this year's Easter cards to send via the USPS, let us showcase all the greeting cards and postcards depicting the various ways he delivers those eggs into our baskets—it's more than just hopping!

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We are Laughing Elephant, a greeting card and gift company founded in 1969. Our warehouse and retail store are located in Seattle, Washington, and we are the keepers of one of the largest libraries of illustrated books and ephemera in the United States. From this library, we draw inspiration and images that become the source material for all our offerings. We curate our collections with the goal of sharing beautiful images with the world. 

We celebrate the golden age of design, when artists and illustrators were an integral part of advertisements and merchandising. Their beautiful, hand drawn images inspire us to make gifts and cards you will love.