Valentine's Day–general


view larger

FrontInside right

view larger
© Great Arrow. All rights reserved.

Inside right copy:
Hugs and Kisses

Front copy:


Dimensions: 6.25" high x 4.63" wide
Envelope: White
Publisher: Great Arrow

Hand silkscreened, a process that produces rich colors and a distinct look and texture. Design: Amy Biggers
Great Arrow

Great Arrow Graphics published its first line of six greeting cards in 1984. Today the company shares space in a former Model T assembly plant in Buffalo, NY. Great Arrow uses a hand silkscreening technique more than a century old. Printers employ a deft touch, making multiple passes—one for each color—over a mesh screen. This painstaking process creates cards that have a richness and saturation that simply cannot be replicated by standard lithography. A colorist works with a palette of more than 500 colors to create the precise hues required by the designer's vision.

Environment: Made with recycled materials.

The actual cards are at least as attractive as the images you see

We try hard to capture each card's image, but some cards are difficult to display accurately on a computer screen. Three-dimensional effects, such as embellishments and paper texture, are especially challenging. Colors may be more attractive in the physical card than they appear on your monitor. Type may be sharper and more readable.

Be assured, however, that we only offer cards that are visually appealing. Of course, if you are dissatisfied for any reason, you can return your purchase for a full refund (including regular shipping).

Our goal: To find great cards that you would otherwise never see

A few large publishers dominate the distribution of greeting cards, while hundreds of boutique publishers struggle to gain access to consumers. Unless you visit our site, you may never get the chance to see the cards of the these small publishers. Yet they are the source of much creativity and innovation in the greeting card industry.

We search for the most creative cards from the best independent publishers—cards that will surprise and delight the recipients. (We, of course, also offer a large collection of appealing mainstream cards.)