Last week, our friends to the north (that’s Canada, for those of you not in the U.S., or if you’re an American who’s bad at geography) released a new postage stamp to call public attention to the massive number of homeless pets in the country and promote saving lives through pet adoption. The stamps in the Adopt a Pet collection from Canada Post feature photographs of former shelter animals (including two adorable pups) and a doodle of each pet’s imagined “dream home.”
It’s Valentine’s Day (kisses to you all!), and do you know what has stolen my heart? These cute doggie prints, totes, and cards from Alexandra Snowdon. Her designs are screenprinted by hand in her Manchester, UK shop using eco-friendly materials. They make me smile.
I’m already the resident “crazy dog lady” among my friends and family, so why not take that title and run with it for the holidays? If you’re in the same boat, or just like sending out super awesome and unique cards, here are 16 designs to put some cheer (and a little bit of ‘dog crazy’) into your holiday greetings this year. Enjoy! And, of course, happy howl-idays!
1. Happy Returns by Whigby
2. Peace and Joy by Egg Press
3. Dog in Stocking from Paper Source
4. Reindeer Dog by The Bungaloo
Illustrator Emily Mackey sells adorable stationery in her Etsy shop, Illustrated Cards. Not only are they cute, but because they’re printed on 310gm recycled card and wrapped in a biodegradable cornstarch sleeve, they’re eco-friendly too.
Minted is an online store that prints and sells the best card designs from their global community of independent graphic designers. It has quickly become one of my favorite online shops to order well-designed cards for just about every occasion. I’m loving this year’s holiday dog photo cards that allow you to upload images of your pets with Minted’s cool designs. You can even purchase a complete set with envelopes, liners, and labels!
Sibling Rivalrie is the brainchild of three sisters living in three cities, competing for your affection, and creating sundry items for beautifying your life. Alice Au Quan, Cindy Au, and Winnie Au decided to join their sisterly forces to bring together a collection of beautiful dog-focused prints and postcards.
We have featured cute paperclips here before – ones shaped like bones – but never ones shaped like dogs! JetPens.com, the Japanese stationery superstore, sent over a care package that included these adorable D-Clips from Midori.