New: Virginia Woolf Pocket Notebooks!

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was a British novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic. This new pocket notebook set includes reproductions of covers of notebooks used by Woolf to draft novels and essays.

The Art of Letter Writing is Here to Stay!

New Stationery from Laughing Elephant!
Writing your message on an attractive piece of stationery adds a personal touch and the addition of a bit of visual beauty to your words. Here, we offer 12 letter sheets, bagged and bound with six matching envelopes.

Easter is Coming!

Victorian and mid-century modern rabbits abound in our art prints, postcards, sticker sets, and greeting cards that celebrate Easter.

Announcing Laughing Elephant's

Card of the Week!

The marvelous relationship between cats and their humans is pictured here by Honor Charlotte Appleton (1879-1951), a British illustrator of children's books. She had a delicate watercolour style, influenced by Kate Greenaway and others.

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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.