Papier in Portland, Maine. “Sending holiday cards is a way to make meaningful connections and observe traditions.”
Valerie reports that her corporate clients want to send holiday cards of high quality to reflect well on their companies and to show regard for their customers. Last year when Valerie sent the Vera Wang Longfellow card (shown below, right), many of her customers and friends commented on what a special item it was to receive in the mail.
“An elegant holiday card on rich paper truly stands out. I was touched by the number of people who made sure to tell me how much they enjoyed receiving my card last year. The feedback made me feel special, too!”
The vintage cards shown below were photographed this past fall on a visit to Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. The lace card on the top right is a 19th-century new year’s card, the wording now faded with time. The bottom right image is also from the Hallmark collection, an original work by artist Saul Steinberg. He was commissioned by Hallmark to create what became a highly successful line of whimsical holiday greeting cards in the 1950’s. We love the quirky details on Santa’s coat, and who wouldn’t love that cat?
To see the full offering of William Arthur, Vera Wang, and Prentiss Douthit holiday cards, click here, merrily!