The Best Thing I’ve Seen Today: 15 Cards That Keep It Real

by rferron

“Okay— what I’m about to say might alienate some aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and grandparents out there—but y’all need to cool it with the overly sentimental greeting cards. I know you mean well. I also know that picking out a card from the myriad available at a typical drugstore is the last thing you want to do. But honestly, it’s hard to get excited about a card that has “Dear son/daughter/nephew/niece” on it followed by a Hallmark-penned poem extolling (in fanciful scripty fonts, of course) the supposed virtues of its recipient….”  The following is a collection of your not-so-typical cards, from this week’s National Stationery Show in Manhattan. (via Design*Sponge)

married_Emily_McDowell socute_nightingale weird_greatlakesgoods greatjob_emilymcdowell happy_9thletter letsparty_ashkahn