All Boxed Sets: Same Quality, Lower Price!

We listened to your feedback and reduced the price on all our boxed card sets!

All greeting card and postcard sets in our classic grey box have been reduced from $30 to $25, and all our Christmas, Halloween, Thank You, and Little Golden Books greeting cards in clear boxes have been reduced from $25 to $22! Your correspondence just got more vintage bang for its buck!

A Patriotic Promo!

Sparkle up your summertime! Save on postcard art featuring Founding Fathers, children playing recklessly with fireworks, and Uncle Sam himself—plus, cards adapted from vintage fireworks labels!

Save 25% on our entire Fireworks & 4th of July Collection with Promo Code: SPARKLERS24

Sale ends Tuesday, June 25th, at midnight.

National Rottweiler Day is June 28th!

Honestly, we'll take any excuse to celebrate our favorite babysitting dog, Carl! Laughing Elephant is proud to be the home of all things Good Dog Carl, so join us in celebrating this very good boy!

In addition to greeting cards, did you know that we offer art prints and books signed by creator Alexandra Day? They come complete with a stamp-print of the real Carl's paw!

Announcing Laughing Elephant's

Card of the Week

Mark a summertime birthday with this fireworks-adorned greeting card! We sourced the image from a charming 1920s children's book illustrated by Ve Elizabeth Cadie. She had a fascinating career illustrating children's literature and magazines, designing popular pieces for the W. S. George Pottery Company, and inventing patent-worthy home appliances!

We're excited to continue her artistic legacy by producing this card—and it's included in our current sale!

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If you have a June birthday, you're in fantastic company with incredibly talented artists! Fantastical fairies and anthropomorphic animals reign supreme in the June-born artists' work in our catalog.

Happy birthday to the Queen of Fairies, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, who enchanted generations with magical fairy tale illustrations! And Harrison Cady, a.k.a. "the man who dreams bugs,” whose illustrious career flourished during the Golden Age of Illustration. Also worthy of celebration is the magical Cicely Mary Barker, whose charming Flower Fairies brought the beauty of nature to life with a touch of fantasy.

Celebrate your June birthday with these inspiring illustrators—click through to discover more of our favorite June-born authors and artists who have inspired us...

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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.