Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas

For illustration lovers, we've got your holiday season covered!

Shop individual and boxed Christmas cards, art prints to adorn your space, and decorative tape and stickers for beautifully wrapped gifts!

Ski into Winter!

While winter may not be official just yet, the chill in the air says otherwise! Get cozy with our enchanting collection of vintage illustrations that beautifully capture the spirit of the season.

Explore our winter wonderland today!

Celebrate in Vintage Style

Seeking inspiration for your upcoming celebrations? Explore the cheerful images of our Party & Celebration Collection. From feasts to fêtes, this curated selection of festive illustrations is sure to set the perfect party mood!

Announcing Laughing Elephant's

Card of the Week

"I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not taking any chances..." opens the letter of this skeptical boy featured on the December 19, 1912, cover of Life magazine, beautifully illustrated by Robert John Wildhack! We love transforming vintage magazine covers into stationery and believe that this one, in particular, creates a charming card—perfect for sending warm wishes to friends or even the big guy himself!

for inspiration, wonder, and more

Check Out Our Blog

November is a month filled with creative birthdays, showcasing iconic authors and illustrators who have left an indelible mark on the world of art and literature. Let us tell you about the fascinating lives and works of Margaret Bloy Graham, Gustaf Tenggren, Lothar Meggendorfer, Théophile Steinlen, John R. Neill, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Steig, Warwick Goble, Erté, P.D. Eastman, Helen Dryden, Charles M. Schulz, and William Blake. Whether these names are familiar or new, explore the unique artistic contributions each of these creators made to the world!

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.