Our Story

Here at Northern Cards, we create and distribute greeting cards featuring original designs for all kinds of occasions and have done for nearly thirty years. Our slogan, 'Canada's Greeting Card Company Since 1989' says it all - we're Canadian and proud, and love to support and collaborate with other Canadian businesses.


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Our brand was created by our Co-Founders, the late Hugh M. Clarkson and Jean-Paul Michael, who had the simple concept of putting an assortment of cards on a single display in stores. At one time, our cards were on sale in 9,000 locations across North America and we have sold in excess of 100 million cards to date. Over the years, our brand has grown into a thousand cards, though we are now going back to our original concept with the release of a collection of 63 cards, for a single rack.

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Our Present

Our current collection of 63 cards includes 30 of our best-selling cards from our first 30 years and 33 brand new designs from some of our top-selling, award-winning artists.

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Northern Cards sells directly to greeting card wholesalers and distributors and we have been working with an array of new Canadian writers, illustrators, and designers, as well as European ones for the first time. 

Our Philosophy

At Northern Cards we've built our reputation over many years, supplying the best quality, original greeting cards while offering a service that's second to none. We follow market trends to ensure our products remain current and are always exploring new artists for our hand-drawn and hand-painted range of cards. Your customers will love our products and you'll love our prices.

Our gorgeous, high-quality cards are 5.5” x 7.75” (13.97cm x 19.69cm) and are printed with the environment in mind. Each card is 15 pt card stock that's ultra-smooth and feels as good as it looks, is printed on recycled and recyclable paper and is an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) product.

In the digital age, people still love to send and receive greeting cards, either by hand or by snail mail. Your customers will love our range of greeting cards for all kinds of occasions, with unique designs on quality products, while you get to enjoy a fantastic profit margin!