While shopping around for discount holiday cards, I continue to be amazed at the caliber of gorgeous greeting cards available, and realized that greeting cards double as frameable art. With the myriad of styles, colors, and embellishments - it's no wonder a single card can set you back upwards of $8. We simply can't afford to throw away cards anymore, not only because of their prices or endearing messages, but because of their sheer beauty! Cards have become integral to the gifts we are attaching them to, and rightly so. Any excuse to showcase a beautiful illustration is fine by me. Try framing your favorite greeting cards to prettify the washroom wall just above the towel rack, or warm up the hallway with a series of collectable vintage greeting cards.
Next time you shop for art prints, stop by your local greeting card shop for a wide selection of affordable art! Choose a card and display it in a high quality matted frame. For inspiration, check out these stationary superstars:
1. The Bonnie Marcus Collection "where fashion meets paper" is a chic, stylish, line of stationery, gifts, tote bags, and flip flops. Bonnie Marcus designs have been featured in numerous publications including "O" The Oprah Magazine, New York Magazine, and InStyle.
Click to: www.bonniemarcus.com
2. William Arthur Fine Stationary is widely considered one of the finest makers of luxury stationery, including unique wedding invitations, baby announcements, personalized stationery, holiday greeting cards and holiday photo cards.
Click to: www.williamarthur.com
3. Papyrus, founded in 1950 by Marcel Schurman, offers an ever-expanding array of products including custom printed announcements, products for entertaining, greeting cards, gift wrap, gift bags, stationery, note cards, journals and unique gift products.
Click to: www.papyrusonline.com