New! Halloween Die-Cut Garland

These 10 Vintage Halloween images, die-cut, printed on both sides. Ready to Hang with a snazzy black & white string make a beautiful Halloween decoration.

Dozens of Roses – 20% Off Summer is For Roses, and These Won't Fade!

Send a beautiful rose to someone you care about.

Hot Off the Press! New Vintage American Notebooks!

A charming selection of 5 New designs taken from Vintage American Notebooks. Plus 3 old favorites that haven't been available for years.

8 New Designs of Our Ever-Popular French Cahier Journal Notebooks

New designs of the charming notebooks created for French school children of the past. These handy 24 page notebooks add beauty and charam to everyday note and list making.

A Beautiful Plane to Carry Your Vacation Memories

Kids can make notes or draw pictures of their trip.

Adults can note places to remember, ideas for later use, expenses or other useful stuff.

Groovy New Greeting Cards From Best Selling Creator Hooligan Ruth

Pick Out New Birthday Cards

Pick Out New Birthday Cards With Avocadoes, Handsome Cats, Cards for Spouses, And Many More!

Classic Pin-Up Girls Always Bring a Smile

Beautiful Mid-Century Illustrations of These Classic Pin Up Girls Are Sure to Delight!

New Sympathy & Pet Sympathy Greeting Cards

A beautiful image conveys

Sympathy & Encouragement

When it's hard to find the right words.

Our array of subtle, tasteful sympathy cards combine words and image to offer comfort. Some are greeted, while others are left blank, to allow the giver to compose their own greeting.

I took some pictures of our new Garden Collection products as they are sitting in our showroom.

Connecting People Through Vintage

Our high-quality authentic reproductions of vintage ephemera and classic children’s illustrated books combine retro nostalgia with whimsical modern design. We endeavor to preserve and share historic illustrations in the form of greeting cards, postcards, children’s books, gift books, stickers, journals, and art prints. We humbly reproduce the work of classic children’s book illustrators such as Jessie Willcox Smith, Arthur Rackham, Alfonse Mucha, and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, and we also write and illustrate books of our own creation, such as Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin. We are the proud home of the Good Dog Carl books by Alexandra Day--in fact, the real Good Dog Carl is our family’s Rottweiler and one of two beloved office dogs.

Laughing Elephant of Seattle, Washington began in 1993 and grew from the roots of Green Tiger Press, founded by Sandra and the late Harold Darling in 1969 in San Diego, California. Their sons Chev Darling and Benjamin Darling are honored to be the second generation of Darlings to lead this small, independent publishing house as their family business. Drawing on their parents’ collections of vintage books and ephemera that number in the tens of thousands, they design and print almost entirely in house at 3645 Interlake Avenue North in the friendly Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Today, our staff consists of three Darlings and two dear friends. Our small but mighty team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to our retail and wholesale customers alike, many of whom have come to feel like family.

You’re welcome to visit our Seattle showroom Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm, or by appointment. If you have questions about our products or inventory availability, call toll-free 800.354.0400 or 206.447.9229. You can also email us at with any questions, feedback, or suggestions.

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