Encourage Graduates!

Graduation season is upon us! All graduates deserve a card, whether they're finishing preschool or earning a doctoral degree!

We think you'll find the perfect card in our Graduation, Encouragement, & Congratulations offerings presented here.

It's a Magical Sale!

For this week only, ALL fairies on are on sale! Fairies are evergreen, but spring is definitely their season, and we wanted to celebrate them in all their blossoming glory. Our illustrated fairies are sweet, playful, and, of course, fantastical!

Save 25% on our entire Fantastic Fairies Collection with Promo Code: FAIRIES24

Sale ends Tuesday, May 28th, at midnight.

Father's Day is June 16th!

Father's Day will be here before you know it!

Get a head start on honoring dad, dad-figures, or pet dads in your life with our Father's Day Collection—it's full of both silly and sentimental greeting cards and art prints to celebrate the old man.

Announcing Laughing Elephant's

Card of the Week

Open the door into a world of wonder! This card accompanies two children on a journey into a land of fairytales, where the promise of adventure, romance, and boundless magic awaits! Painted by one of our favorites, Margaret Tarrant, in 1922, this captivating scene transports you to a realm where the extraordinary is ordinary.

With its blank interior, it can be sent for any occasion or magical occurrence!

for inspiration, wonder, and more

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Let’s meet the 100+-year-old fairies of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite in their original form! The Australian illustrator, alongside her collaborating family members, brought fairies to life for generations of children. Her whimsical characters and nature scenes captivated audiences locally, internationally, and now across time! Her hardbound books, featuring black-and-white pen drawings and full-color illustrations, were collectible and prized gifts—one even graced the young Princess Elizabeth. We welcome you into our library to see her first-edition books that have inspired our reproductions.

Connecting people through vintage

Nice to Meet You!

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.