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Brand-New! A Box of Zodiac Cards

Many people feel that the Zodiac Signs have great significance and power. We have taken a lovely vintage set of the signs of the Zodiac and made them into a box of

12 Greeting Cards

Each card showing one of the 12 signs.

Flowers for Mom!

We have selected these lovely floral gifts to please the mothers you love.

And Don't Forget a Card!

A Brand New Set of Magical Greeting Cards

We dug into our collections and came up with a charming group of Vintage Trade Cards on Magic Tricks.

They make a delightful set of cards to send amusing greetings to friends and family.

New! A Delightful New Box of Antique Roses Greeting Cards

A Collection of Roses from an Edwardian Scrapbook.

These lovely illustrations from a Rose Grower's Catalog make beautiful notes to celebrate spring with those you care about.

Get Yours Now! Jazz Age Fashion Cards & Prints!

The fashion industry in the 1920s employed fine artists to entice the wealthy Fashion-Lover The result was stunning fashion plates that still charm us.

We have offered a selection of this fabulous artwork on Greeting Cards & Art Prints

Celebrate All of the Mothers In Your World!

Any mother you know would be pleased and honored to have a card from you... Especially on this Mother's Day when visits aren't possible.

Wouldn't your sister, your colleague, your daughter, your friend, love to know you were thinking of them on Mother's Day?

Mother's Day

A great opportunity to send thanks & love to all of the wonderful mothers who've made a difference in you life.

In our book, any mother is a Hero!

A Few Customer Favorites

Mother's Day Gift Guide

The Traveler Lovely and varied gift ideas for the mother who travels, or appreciates the beauty of travel art.

Cottage Core! So many women are finding renewed pleasure in gardening, home crafts and the appreciation of vintage style. These suggestions are chosen especially for the mom with these interests.

The Hostess We are all looking forward to getting back to getting together with our friends and family. These gifts are for the woman who take pleasure in entertaining and sharing her home.

Where Do You Want to Go?

Prints for the Wall! Cards to Send!

Our travel images are a great way to dream, and share your dreams of future trip ideas.

Introducing A New Line of Jewish Holiday & Occasion Cards!

Responding to a demand for cards especially designed for Jewish celebrations, we commissioned a series of paintings by Canadian artist, Patricia Peacock-Evans.

She has created watercolors on themes appropriate to various Jewish Holidays & Occasions

We are excited to have these lovely cards in our line!

A Brand New Box of Adorable Bunnies!

In addition to our popular Easter Rabbits box, we now have a Brand New Box of delightful bunnies to help you celebrate Easter with friends far and near.

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."

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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