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Buy Your Vintage Valentines In Bulk!

Our Valentine Postcard Books and Deluxe Postcard Box are very popular as they offer 30 or 36 Valentine Postcards Each! Making it an easy and economical way to send to friends near and far.

Jumbo Deluxe Valentines Now 20% Off!

These Valentine's have that little (or BIG) something extra that makes them a great gift.

Unique & Memorable

With a built in stand so the recipient can enjoy them long after the day has passed. We hope they will help make your Valentine's Day special, and your home a little brighter!

Modern Storybook Valentines

Featuring Images inspired by Diane Muldrow's best selling Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book.

We have created a set of 15 Valentines with decorated envelopes, featuring images from the "beloved little books with the golden spines."

You're Never Too Old (Or Too Young) For a Valentine!

Don't let children (or the adults) miss the fun of getting Valentines this year.

Our Valentine Packs with 15 Charming Vintage Designs

And delightful decorated envelopes that will stand out in any mailbox.

They offer an inexpensive way to warm a heart, and bring a smile to all who receive.

Happy New Year Postcard Book

It's been quite a year, and we think that most of us are ready for a Fresh Start!

Why not help 30 people start the new year off right with a vintage New Year's postcard?

Jazz Up Your Fridge with Our New Modern Storybook Magnets

Stick one on any magnetic surface! A cheerful encouraging message with a charming picture will brighten anyone's day – and hold up your shopping list with style.

In collaboration with Diane Muldrow, author the best selling Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book, we have created decorative magnets featuring images from the "beloved little books with the golden spines."

New! Modern Storybook Calendar

In collaboration with Diane Muldrow, author the best selling Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book, we have created a handsome wall calendar for 2021 featuring images from the "beloved little books with the golden spines."

13 Cheerful Images To Brighten Your Year

Perfect for a child's room or just about anywhere that could do with a spot of cheer.

Classic Tales in a Charming Die-Cut Shape Over 30 Titles to Choose From!

Gift a child you love with our ever-popular classic die-cut storybooks.

Perfect for the young child on your list.

Our New Cards to Color Are perfect for any age

Three New Ways! To find comfort in Creativity

Research finds coloring as effective as meditation

We have 3 sets, each with 10 different designs, of classic illustrations to choose from

Recent Blog Posts

Nine Exceptional Black Scientists

We discovered in our archives a rare series of Vintage Posters Featuring splendid portraits and fascinating short biographies of Exceptional Black Scientists We offer them as large 13" x 19" Art Prints.

And as our contribution to the cause 10% of all profits will be donated to SCLC

Our Special Collection Of Love & Cheer

We invite you to our carefully

Curated Collection

Greeting Cards that encourage, bring a smile, and convey love and friendship during these difficult times.

Something We Could All Use Right Now!

Shop Our Comfort Collection Here! >

Invite Fairyland Into Your World!

Celebrate the Joy of Magic!

These Magical Creatures will Brighten Your Life.

With Great Excitement! We Announce Modern Storybook Greeting Cards

Inspired by Diane Muldrow's best-selling Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book, we have collaborated with the author herself to create this nostalgic, yet fresh, line of cards that are sure to appeal to young and old alike!

We have partnered with Random House Children’s Books, publisher of the Little Golden Books and Diane Muldrow’s book series, to share their wonderful imagery and sentiments as Laughing Elephant Greeting Cards.

See All of the Little Golden Cards Here! >

We Can Express Gratitude In Many Ways!

But a handwritten card is a simple and effective way to let someone know you recognize their gift to you, whether it be a present or a kindness.

View Our Thank You Cards Here >

Goodnight Good Dog Carl

Mother thinks Carl and Madeleine are settled down for sleep, which they are...

But They Have a Few Things To Do First

Unbeknownst to Mom, of course!

A great book to share with the child you love, in a sturdy board book for little hands to enjoy. Another adventure in the beloved Good Dog, Carl series, treasured all over the world by young and old alike.

Carl Greeting Cards, Art Prints & Signed Books Here >

More Books by Alexandra Day

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 mail@laughingelephant.com with any questions, feedback, or suggestions.

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