Sources of awesome cards?
April 19, 2019 7:25 AM   Subscribe

I’m looking for your favorite sources for awesome birthday/thank you/holiday cards — witty, quirky, smart, funny, and creative. Bonus points for indie sources. (Super extra bonus points for interesting paper choices.)
posted by Celsius1414 to Shopping (17 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
For this type if thing I usually try to go to the local shop that has independent craft goods. Often that is where local artists sell cards.
Online - I like artnoose's letterpress cards Etsy link here
Strawberry Luna also sells some website link here
Good luck and happy carding
posted by PistachioRoux at 7:36 AM on April 19, 2019

Gwen Frostic Cards are lovely with cool paper and nature-based block print designs.
posted by rockindata at 7:42 AM on April 19, 2019 [1 favorite]

I like Wondermark's multi-purpose cards, available in both "universal" and "holiday" varieties.
posted by jedicus at 7:50 AM on April 19, 2019 [3 favorites]

Aldi has stunning cards, though it's always a small selection and I noticed last weekend they were all Easter and might now be all Mother's Day, but during normal times I've been picking up a couple every trip when I remember, just to stash. They are probably not super indie, but I certainly haven't seen anything like them in other mass-market card offerings.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:24 AM on April 19, 2019

I like these pop up cards quite a bit.
posted by Jacob G at 8:29 AM on April 19, 2019

I really like Pepper Press's cards. They are great quality, with nice use of texture from the letterpress. I like her abstract designs, and there are several on the witty/creative side as well.
posted by whatnotever at 8:59 AM on April 19, 2019

On Etsy, I have purchased and enjoyed cards from Turtle’s Soup, Greymount Paper & Press, Tiny Bee Cards, Katie Abey Design, and Fox Grove Designs.
posted by bananacabana at 9:08 AM on April 19, 2019

For funny cards, I like Blue Barnhouse a lot; for cuteness, Dear Hancock is hard to beat.
posted by dapati at 9:27 AM on April 19, 2019

Big fan of Emily McDowell's cards, especially her empathy cards.
posted by mcgsa at 9:28 AM on April 19, 2019 [3 favorites]

Papyrus Cards These cards have wonderful three dimensional details that make them stand out; I've sent them to friends of mine going through tough times and they are a big hit with my LA artsy academic crowd.
posted by effluvia at 11:52 AM on April 19, 2019

They're friends, but they have great cards. Katrina's Cards
posted by uncaken at 11:53 AM on April 19, 2019

(Papyrus is a part of American Greetings, in case you want to avoid the malign influence of Big Card.)

I’ll shill for Oddball Press, which is owned by my friend. (My friend only wishes she were Big Card.)
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 12:21 PM on April 19, 2019

My brain finally remembered notta pixie press Etsy link looks like on Vacation this month tho
posted by PistachioRoux at 1:09 PM on April 19, 2019

Do you have a local stationary store? I would check that out. In my city, we have Wildcard, which does have a small selection you can buy online.

Buy Olympia
has a great selection from Pacific Northwestern artists.
posted by nuclear_soup at 1:30 PM on April 19, 2019

Paper Rebel
posted by ferociouskitty at 5:44 PM on April 19, 2019

I love SacredBee on Etsy. Papyrus does tend to be good, and they’re often on the rack at Whole Foods.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 4:01 AM on April 20, 2019

Thank you, all! Great options.
posted by Celsius1414 at 10:08 AM on April 20, 2019

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