Illustrator Emily McDowell’s hand-lettered cards celebrate the funny, messy, and occasionally transcendent moments of you and your friends’ sometimes uncomfortably real lives. Send one of her online greetings to celebrate your friends’ little victories and soothe them during their setbacks.
Emily McDowell’s designs pair her gently quirky humor with a warm and hand-crafted visual aesthetic. They’re a great way to send felicitations and fond greetings that don’t skimp on the laughter. You’ll find cards to celebrate graduations, new homes, or new children, as well as options for birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other advancements to old age. If you’re the recipient of a friend’s good graces, return the favor with a customizable and easy-to-send thank you card. A good word needs no occasion, though, so send one of McDowell’s just-because cards and customize your message with our online design tool.
Emily McDowell’s holiday cards put a perfectly imperfect spin on every traditional day of celebration. Send a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day card that helps you express your gratitude with a wink. (You can schedule it in advance, too, if you want to take care of the deed while you and your parental units are in a good mood.) Send a Valentine’s Day card to a sweetie or a tongue-in-cheek greeting that celebrates singlehood with your real girlfriends. During a particularly dreary winter, McDowell’s Christmas, holiday, and Hanukkah cards are your way to send a little warmth to the seasonally affected.
For the proverbial days-like-this your mother warned you about, Emily McDowell’s cards let you show your support without ever talking down to (or getting too sentimental with) your friends and loved ones. Send a get-well card as good as any wonder drug or a few illustrated words of encouragement to a friend in need of emotional rescue. When the circumstances have left you speechless, a sympathy card with just the right message saves you a lot of stuttering and offers your friend a little solace.