The Delightful Emily McDowell

I still love sending people real cards, not just e-mails. It’s kind of a “thing” in my family to try to find each other the funniest cards possible, and I can spend a good hour at a card shop laughing until I cry or trying to pick out the prettiest, most amazing $7 card possible.  So when I run into a source like Emily McDowell I have to share.  She combines humor and beautiful art and her work just makes me smile.  And when it’s snowing for the 4,567,908th time this winter you need to find ways to smile (when not perusing real estate in sunnier climates as a form of self-torture).  Enjoy. And shop her Etsy site too.

This one could not be more true…


I wish I had found this in time to give to Andrew for Valentine’s Day, because it’s SO true. Especially this year.


TOO GOOD. Especially the one at right.

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This is SO on point (and sad/funny).





  1. Awesome! Love Emily’s work. I gave my boyfriend her “There’s no one else I’d rather lie in bed with and check my phone” for Valentine’s day, haha.

  2. I love getting and sending mail (besides the usual bills)! I actually just started my own little Snail Mail Project on my blog today, where I’m trying to send more cards and notes just because. And I love Emily’s shop!

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  4. This is great! Unique/funny cards are extremely hard to come by in suburban Atl. I will definitely be checking out her site. Looking forward to your book! Our homes have almost identical floor plans.

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