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Warm Peoples' Hearts with Timeless Delights

A Little Golden Calendar, Charming Christmas Cards, Magnets, and many gift ideas.

See our catalog of

Holiday Treasures!

A Carefully Curated Selection

Thanksgiving cards that strike just the right balance between warmth and whimsy.

Celebrate The Season With images of harvest, Americana, cats by the fire, giant corn and patriotic turkeys!

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New! A Little Golden Book 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.

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

Halloween Art Prints

A Party at Home Can be Fun!

Decorate the house with ghosts, witches, black cats, and Jack-o-Lanterns!

Happy Halloween Prints Set

Laughing Elephant's Vintage Costume Inspirations

Parties may be difficult this year, but you can still roam the streets in a fabulous costume, with a mask, of course!

Contains over a hundred great ideas for unique and memorable Halloween costumes.

Want to be Electricity? A Jaguar? A Lady Bug? An Artist's Palette?...

Get Inspired!

Halloween Shape Books

Our Halloween Shape Books help a child celebrate Halloween at home...

There are Witches and Black Cats and Halloween fun between the covers of these charming and ever-popular die-cut books.

Vintage Halloween Images Galore!

Select the perfect Halloween card to send... Our huge variety of vintage images offers something for everyone.

Have a Delightful Witch Send a Halloween Message For You

In this internet age, more and more people are recognizing that an actual card in the mail says you really care.

Be a Good Witch!

And send someone who needs a lift a witchy message for Halloween. Chose our box of charming Witches or Select your own images from among our dozens of greeting cards.

Sweeten Someone's Halloween With a Special Card!

Celebrating Halloween may be tricky this year, but receiving a card is always a treat.

Here, we offer four of our most popular vintage Halloween illustrations, in sets of Ten Cards with colored envelopes.

Spooky Vintage Halloween Postcards

Our Halloween Postcard Box and Wicked Witches & Creepy Cats Postcard Book are a great way to celebrate the fun of Halloween with friends and family far and near.

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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!

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Invite Fairyland Into Your World!

Celebrate the Joy of Magic!

These Magical Creatures will Brighten Your Life.

With Great Excitement! We Announce Greeting Cards Inspired by Little Golden Books

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.

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!

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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