And attn indie artists -- now is the perfect time to add blank greeting cards to your online store sites. Be sure to put your full name and store/contact info on the back of the card. Yes, small art prints are nice, but cards can also be framed and the lower price point can open new markets. Your cards that get sent mean sales, plus whoever gets the card also gets introduced to your art and online store.
Fans who purchase art card gifts support indie artists and help fight isolation during Covid. Who doesn't love getting a fun card in the mail???
SUSAN LEE, "Embrace the Chaos" art life road trip
One indie artist, Susan Lee, is on a road trip now and documenting it with social media posts, and original watercolor postcards available to purchase and help support her project...
Excerpt: “[Letters] help provide social support, even if you can’t be there with your friend or family member, holding their hand and being by their side,” says Spray, who is also the director of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center at NYU Langone Health.
Research indicates that such support can have a significant impact on recipients’ mental health. One study, conducted at Stanford University in the early 1970s, followed more than 800 people after they had been discharged from the hospital for depression or suicidal tendencies.
One group of patients received handwritten letters from a health-care provider they knew in the five years following discharge, while the other group received no letters. Patients in the letter-receiving group had lower rates of suicide over the five-year period."
BILL ROBINSON "Flimflammery" -- pick three of his card designs for this great deal!
her sticker designs add whimsy to cards. She also sells small prints.
animal designs with snappy sayings. buy 4 cards get 1 free!
punny enamel pins and cards on beautiful card stock
watercolor images, and a "Buy 5 cards" special
cards, calendars, prints, and custom pet portraits that she can put on cards! Plus this fantastic "Animals of the USA" postcard of all the state and territory animals for the US.
This is just one of the adorable prints on her site.
Many retirement homes welcome "pen pals" to send cards to residents.
And don't forget to have fun picking out stamps -- you can mail order all the current stamps via the USPS website https://store.usps.com/store/results/stamps/_/N-9y93lv?Nrpp=48.