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© Cards From Africa. All rights reserved.

Inside right copy:

Front copy:
May all your
wishes come true.


Dimensions: 6.25" high x 4.5" wide
Envelope: White
Publisher: Cards From Africa

This handmade card is meticulously constructed from cut pieces of paper, creating a distinctive, three-dimensional look.
Cards from Africa

Cards from Africa are handcrafted by young adults in Kigali, Rwanda. Fair Trade practices are strictly followed. The cardmakers are mostly orphans who lost parents due to war, genocide or HIV/AIDS. Each craftsperson supports at least one younger sibling. Workers have a minimum age of 18 and earn 4 to 6 times the average Rwandan's $1 per day. Cards from Africa is the inspiration of British founder Chris Page and Rwandan artist Gabriel Dusabe, who teamed up to launch Cards from Africa in 2004. Learn more about Cards from Africa.

Environment: Handmade papers are made from office waste—discarded paper scraps that would otherwise be destined to burn. Without chemicals, the cardmakers create various textures, using natural products.

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.)