Girl in a Pinafore with a Valentine - Valentine's Day Greeting Card
This versatile greeting card is part of our Valentine's Day Collection, but with its blank interior, it will work perfectly for a loved one on any occasion! The image features an endearing portrayal of a sweet girl and her valentine from a secret admirer, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. This heartwarming scene originally graced the cover of the February 1928 edition of Good Housekeeping magazine, evoking the timeless charm of heartfelt connections.
Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935), a cherished name at Laughing Elephant, wields a remarkable artistic legacy. Mentored by Howard Pyle, an illustrious influence, she emerged as a formidable woman artist in the Golden Age of Illustration, defying norms in a male-dominated realm—she was among the highest-paid illustrators of her time! Beyond canvas, she left her mark on nearly 200 Good Housekeeping magazine covers, while also gracing classic children's books and creating artistic ads for iconic brands like Ivory Soap and Kodak. Sensitivity to human experience defined her work, and her idealized images endure as motherhood and childhood archetypes.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
Jessie Willcox Smith
A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope