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Father's Day Always Sneaks Up On Us

We know it's somewhere between Mother's Day and 4th of July...

And Boom It's upon us and we haven't got a card for our beloved paterfamilias!

This year let's get on it ahead of time with a delightful, funny, vintage Father's Day greeting card. Make Pops proud!

Custom made in Seattle WA, USA... Laughing Elephant Father's Day cards are of the highest quality just like your Dad.

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Count-Down to Mother's Day Sunday, May 13!

From the traditional to the humorous, and with wide variety of vintage art styles Laughing Elephant Mother's Day Cards offer something sweet for everyone's Mom.

Get yours before May 13th!

(Order by May 8th to ensure timely delivery)

Custom-Made in Seattle

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Opportunity is Knocking!

From time to time we wander out into the warehouse and happen upon a box of something we haven't stocked in years... books or cards, journals or mirrors (yes we did mirrors once) it could be anything.

How did that get there!? We cry. We have got to get more organized! We wail. Let's sell it! We discover.

So, let our befuddlement be your opportunity. We have added a number of interesting odds and ends to our SPECIALS tab, have a look - we think you will find the oddness, the pricing and the delight all to your liking.

Happiness It's What We Do

Reviewing our recent catalog we noted that pretty much everyone is smiling, from the smiling people and animals on the greeting cards, to the merry bakers on the cookbooks, and on down the line, everyone is happy.

"We are in the happy business!..."

We said to no one in particular, who reminded us that we have a whole book devoted to that very subject, aptly titled Happiness.

In it, our founder (and a very happy man) Harold Darling tells us "what we look upon during our days contributes to our mood" and "pictures make people smile and laugh." We couldn't have put it better ourselves.

Where Does The Time Go!?

We have been cultivating the Laughing Elephant line of Greeting Cards for over 25 years.

Each year we review the list and see where we can improve by adding new cards to an occasion, to fill a gap, expand a popular design or simply refresh the line. We also add entirely new occasions as we did this year, with Earth Day on April 22nd.

This year, 2018, we have improved our Birthday card selection, added good things to Mother's Day, Father's Day & Easter, and created two cards for Earth Day.

You can be assured when you purchase Laughing Elephant Greeting Cards that they are created thoughtfully in the USA, Seattle to be specific, and are of the highest quality.

Laughing Elephant Connecting People Through Vintage

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We First Began Offering Hooligan Ruth Greeting Cards In 2017

With 12 fresh designs from this Northern California based artist & graphic designer.

They Were An Immediate Hit

Her sweet, clever and funny interpretations and adaptations of vintage art and ephemera suit the Laughing Elephant's love of the past and laughter perfectly.

With 18 cards in the line, we are filling out the categories & subjects offered, and plan to add more in future seasons.

Laughing Elephant Connecting People Through Vintage

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Introducing Corey Steffen

Corey Steffen of CS Design is a California based artist and graphic designer. We have known him and enjoyed his work for a long time.

We admire his design sense, clever, and spot on, nods to the past in his work, and his great taste in typefaces, oh, and not to be forgotten, his great sense of humor!

We are very proud to offer twelve of his Greeting Card designs in Laughing Elephant's line of Greeting Cards.

Laughing Elephant Connecting People Through Vintage

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Apples to Zeppelin A Rockin' ABC for Cool Kids!

Illustrated with retro, vintage 1960's and 70's graphics Apples to Zeppelin includes over 100 words. The first important words in a babies' life like apple, dog, and socks are illustrated alongside the other essentials for every young rocker, such as; electric guitar, drums and microphone.

Only $9.95 msrp.... Get 'em while they're hot!

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As Everyone Knows... Unicorns Are Love-ly!

Who Doesn't Love Unicorns & Rainbows? We Sure Do!

Unicorns & Rainbows Deluxe Greeting Card Box

Our new box of 2 each of 4 charming Unicorn Greeting Cards, and 2 each of 4 beautiful rainbow Greeting Cards makes a Lovely Gift that's a little out of the ordinary.

The 16 cards and envelopes come in a deluxe, keepsake box, which makes them even more special! $15.95

Unicorns Stickers Deluxe Sticker Box

Stick a Unicorn here, stick one there, have a Unicorn anywhere you like!

Our new Deluxe Box of Unicorn Stickers has 124 Unicorns of many sizes, colors and styles to decorate anywhere you need a reminder that the world is full of magic. $14.95

Twenty-Nine Beautiful Butterflies For Under Ten Dollars!

Our Butterfly Box set of twenty-nine beautiful die-cut butterflies, selected from our archive of Victorian paper, beautifully answers the call.

The Butterfly Box celebrates these beautiful, delicate creatures of the animal kingdom, their spectacular colors and their amazing variety.

Perfect for scrapbooking, nature lovers, students, gift wrapping, or anyone that just appreciates a bit of beauty!

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Our Best-Selling Title!

It sold so fast we ran out...

But Now It's Back In Stock!

Everyone agrees it makes for a wonderful book & a great gift.

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Vintage Stickers Over 30 Styles to Choose From!

With so many styles & possible uses, you're sure to find a set for yourself, or anyone in your life!

Stickers are one of our most popular products.... And these sticker boxes are fun for kids of all ages, and can provide a touch of Vintage Style anywhere they are displayed.

They're great for Scrapbooking, Gift-Wrap, Crafters... Or just adding that special touch to everyday items.

We Do! And We've Got Lots of Them at Laughing Elephant

Dressed Animal's are a favorite here at Laughing Elephant, so much so that we made a book all about them!

In The Field-Guide to Well-Dressed Animals we have arranged them alphabetically from "A" Dressed Alligators, to "Z" Dressed Zebras, and all the Dressed Birds, Bears, Giraffes, Squirrels, Tigers, Yaks, etcetera, etcetera, in between. This book is a must have for anyone who loves cute animals in hats and feather boas.

Get your's here!

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Stickers Too...

We also have a companion set in the Well Dressed Animals - Sticker Box for decorating and adorning your life and possessions with all your fashionable animal friends.

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But Wait There's More!...

Dressed Animal Greeting Cards will delight your friends and family on a wide variety of occasions with their frolicsome fun.

And... Don't Forget

We've always got lots of Art Prints available of your favorite images...

Plus Children's Books, and a Notebook or two that are sure to delight!

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Can't Get Enough? For Even More Great Info on Dressed Animals...

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Expressing Gratitude With Beautiful Foil Greeting Cards

We're sure you'll will want to share these messages of hope, encouragement, and thanks with many of your friends and family.

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A Card for Every Taste and Occasion Laughing Elephant Greeting Cards

We started with a small line of greeting cards, way back in 1992, they were an immediate hit... We haven't looked back!

Here they are arranged into categories, some obvious, like Birthday, New Child and Sympathy and some not so obvious like Fairies, Flowers and Storybook Classics.

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Travel in Style With Our Sets of Vintage Stickers

25 years ago we started reproducing Vintage Luggage Labels— The kind the porter would put on your Louis Vuitton cases as you came off the Cunard White Star to identify to that you were staying at the Palace Hotel, Cairo.

The excellence of the vintage graphics, and the whiff of the elegant (in these elegance challenged travel times), made them an immediate hit... And they remain so today.

Useful for decorating old luggage (or new if it is hard sided - recognizing that the airline will knock it off in time) or any other of a wide variety of graphic and home projects - Laughing Elephant Luggage Label Stickers are sure to please.

Order a few boxes today, and travel in Vintage Style!

And Our Selection of Travel Greeting Cards

Our Travel themed Blank Greeting Cards make great Bon Voyage cards and make a great correspondence card as well. With intriguing themes like Americana, European Glamour, and unique concepts such as our Aerogram Mailers, there is something for everyone to celebrate the world and the world travel with friends and family.

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Connecting People, Celebrating Family Laughter Love & Joyfulness

These are the core values here at the Laughing Elephant, these are the things we celebrate in our mission and in our products.

And what better personifies these values than Babies!

With over fifty New Child and Baby Shower greeting cards and the full Good Dog Carl series of children's books, all signed and a great gift for babies, Laughing Elephant has all your baby loving and celebrating needs taken care of!

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Alphonse Mucha

Every Season Is Birthday Season!

And with over 250 greeting cards to choose from Laughing Elephant has a cool, fun, fresh birthday card for everyone on your list.

From Mom, to Junior to Aunt Maisie, Laughing Elephant greeting cards come in all varieties and moods, but all are sincere, beautifully illustrated and of the highest quality.

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Fairy Tale Classics In Brand-New Deluxe Editions

Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty both find their Princes and live happily ever after in these beautiful vintage reproductions of classic fairy tales, both illustrated by the great John Hassall.

And to earn their deluxe status, we have added brilliant foil details to the covers for an even more striking impression!... We think you will love the new look!

These elegant shaped books are specially designed to introduce these classic fairy tales to the young child. Add them to your collection now!

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Our NEW Book Title A Field-Guide to Well-Dressed Animals Explores the Dressed Animal Kingdom in a New Book!

From Alligators in suits through to Zebras in blazers, and all the dapper dogs and cool looking cats in between, A Field-Guide to Well-Dressed Animals is the first in Laughing Elephant's whimiscal and attractive Field Guide series of books of serious looks at imaginative subjects.

Can't get enough Dressed-Animals in your life?...

Also available are the Well-Dressed Animals Deluxe Sticker Box!... 124 individual Vintage Die-Cut Stickers in a keepsake box, featuring all manner of animals dressed beautifully!

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Well Dressed Animals Deluxe Sticker Box

Fantastically, and stylishly, well-dressed, coiffed and be-hatted animals sure to provide lots of fun to use.

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Deluxe Sticker Sets Beautifully Presented in a Deluxe Box

Each set contains 166 stickers in a variety of sizes and shapes... All lovingly made here in Seattle!

COLOR THEORY: Rainbows, color wheels, prisms and other beautiful color-centric images on stickers you'll want to use on everything.

EVERYDAY: Colorful labels for home and office labeling, marking and decorating.

WELL-DRESSED ANIMALS: Fantastically, and stylishly, well-dressed, coiffed and be-hatted animals sure to provide lots of fun to use.

SKATE-O-RAMA: Super roller skating stickers from the mid 20th century.

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Get Your Kicks with 30 Fabulous Stickers Celebrating America’s Legendary Route 66!

You're Home For Exclusive Carl Products

Did you know that Alexandra Day, author of the classic Good Dog Carl series of beloved children's books, is the pen name of our own Sandra Darling?

Get Exclusive Signed Carl Art Prints, Books & Greeting Cards Here!

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Capture Your Creativity in Style!

At 20 pages, Our Slim & Elegant Notebooks are the Perfect Companion to Your Creative Projects!

Capture Your Flights of Imagination, Memoirs, Lists and Loves in Our Hello Darling Notebooks... Illustrated With Classic Children's Book Art.

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Art Deco Ladies Luxurious Die-Cut Cards

These beautiful cards were created in the 1920s and '30s when ladies' bridge parties were all the rage.

We just adored them!... And knew they were the perfect inspiration for a new line of unique Greeting Cards.

We have reproduced them as they were originally: die-cut and embellished with gold foil. We provide a dark card with a deco pattern which makes an ideal background to frame or otherwise display the image, and a decorative envelope so that one of these lovely cards can be shared with a friend!

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Shaped Books Sticker Sets Coloring