Sweet Hugs - Friendship Greeting Card
INSIDE GREETING: There's nothing like a forever friend.
Show your BFF some love with this sweet image from Laughing Elephant's favorite artist, Mabel Lucie Attwell. Originally printed on a postcard with the caption 'Why wait for heaven—let's have it here.' (Though we favor our version a bit more!) If you manage to find an original, even one with writing, it could fetch you a pretty penny at auction.
Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964) is celebrated for her endearing illustrations of cute and cuddly children, which found their home in children's stories, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes. Notably, The Boo Boos, chubby fairies introduced in 1921, became beloved characters. Attwell's commercial prowess flourished, with her delightful portrayals gracing children's books, postcards, ads, figurines, and even tea sets! Like many wildly successful commercial artists, she enjoyed immense popularity with general audiences, but her work often faced skepticism from art critics of her time. Nevertheless, Attwell's legacy is deeply ingrained in the hearts of those who continue to find joy in her endearing illustrations that radiate the essence of childhood.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
Mabel Lucie Attwell
A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope