The Best Cards Available to Buy on Etsy: Part Three
Written by Selina Hallam
Welcome to the final part of my three-part series in regard to the best cards available to buy on Etsy. In Part 1, which you can read here, I wrote about several fantastic greeting cards that are listed on the global marketplace, including a Friends-themed card, an Indiana Jones birthday card and a watercolour card featuring a vacuuming bear!
Part 2 featured more gorgeous offerings such as a 3D pop-up card, one made with Copic markers and cards that the recipient can plant. In Part 3, you'll see some more amazing cards on Etsy for different occasions, including celebrating Christmas and Halloween (it's never too early to buy your cards!), as well as a congratulations card, a sympathy card and a love card.
Turtle's Soup from Tucson, Arizona is a quirky and fun gift and stationery brand and I'm sure you'll agree now that you've seen this adorable dinosaur Christmas card. Blank inside for your own personalised message, this item would be a big hit with all ages and you can even get a 15% discount by joining their email list here. As one of their customers says in the reviews, "Can’t wait for December to give it away to someone who appreciates it as much as I do. It was February when I bought it..." Well, I did say it's never too early to buy your seasonal cards!
With this unique, hand-assembled pop-up card from Colin Roy Todd Illustration & Paper Engineering, you can actually make the zombie move by pulling the tabs! As it's blank inside, you could use it for a variety of occasions but I'm sure it'd make someone's Halloween. Based in London, Colin Roy Todd also makes books and paper gifts and the Etsy store showcases some brilliant cards for all kinds of special occasions, including a Valentine sloth, a birthday sea otter and a Christmas penguin. What's not to like?!
We all love a good pun and this A2 size congratulations card from Vancouver's Wuith Love, B also features the sweetest illustration that's pretty hard to resist. It's blank inside so you can write your own message, so you can tell a loved one how proud you are of them in a super cute way! This Etsy store has more cards available, all with irresistible characters and funny wordplay, like Bun Voyage, Party Like Udon Care and You're My Cup Of (Bubble) Tea but the miso card is a clear winner for me. Which one's your favourite?
The profound Tolstoy quote and gorgeous artwork make this sympathy card from Montana's Noteworthy Paper & Press the perfect choice to give to a loved one at a sad time. You can write your own heartfelt message inside, as it's blank, whether you choose to let them know you're thinking about them, share a lasting memory or offer your support. Established in 2008, Noteworthy Paper & Press deals in artisan paper goods and gifts and their Etsy store has hundreds of gorgeous, well-made items for sale. You'll find prints, stickers, pins, patches, notepads, planners, keychains and even towels and so much more, including some of the loveliest cards you'll see available online.
Sometimes, there doesn't need to be any words on a card, as the artwork says it all. With this stunning, mystical, watercolour blank card from Jasmine Rebecca Art, you can tell someone you love them with your own words inside or just sign your name and let the picture speak louder than any words. Jasmine Rebecca Art is located in Cornwall in England and you can clearly see in so many of the other beautiful items in this Etsy store that the artist is inspired by living by the sea. You can buy your own piece of magic online or even in person in the adorable little shop in the gorgeous village of Polperro.