A Card Says MoreTHAN THE WORDS INSIDE
Handcrafted note cards
communicate love and care
BY CHRISTINE R. GONZALEZ
Note cards from top to bottom:
ELIZABETH SHEATS • Etsy
MARY ELLEN GOLDEN • Golden Gallery
DONNA ROBERTSON • The Fisherman’s Wife
SOME people are drawn to
artistic note cards like moths
to a flame.
They might be shopping for
produce at the farmers market, but, once
spotted, they can’t resist that beautiful
image luring them to the cards booth.
It could be a sunrise, beach scene, boys
flying kites, a flock of seagulls, a puppy.
Whatever it is, that card speaks to them,
and they want to share it with someone
special — or keep it for themselves.
There are as many reactions to cards as
there are types of art. People buy cards
knowing exactly who to send it to, to add
to their stash for “someday,” to make them-selves
happy, or to place in a matted frame
for just the right spot in their own home.
Cards sold by local artists run the gamut
of design from moody black-and-white
photographs to whimsical plants dispens-ing
wisdom. No matter the image, each
card conveys a valuable asset — time.
Whether it’s time spent admiring flowers,
painting, baking, on the water, with family
and friends, or picking a new pet, the pre-cious
commodity is captured in an image.
Whatever the buyer is hoping to say,
taking the time to find a meaningful card
and sending it adds value to the act of
communicating. With the isolation many
people have felt during the pandemic lock-down,
reaching out with a card that can be
read over and over might be just the right