I don’t know about you but every year I find it so difficult to choose a Father’s Day card that I like! I’ve always been frustrated by the stereotypes of golf, fishing, gardening, beer and football, of which my dad fits none. It’s a month until this year’s Father’s Day and I’ve decided to get organised so I can order something from an independent seller rather than hot footing it to Paperchase the day before! (Nothing wrong with Paperchase by the way – it’s one of my favourite shops – but I’m trying to get into the habit of buying more from smaller sellers.) As ever when in search of something original, I took to Etsy – here’s a little round-up of five lovely cards that don’t fall back on the usual stereotypes…
The artist Laura Hawkins of “Little Birds Talk” does a whole range of colourful, quirky cards featuring beautiful paintings of birds. As well as her “Daddy cool” penguin above, I loved the “top of the pops” cockatiel – I definitely recommend checking out her shop!
Because sometimes keeping it simple is best! If you want something straight to the point that looks fab too (see what I did there), I thought this one from Laura Danby’s Etsy shop was gorgeous.
I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a good watercolour, which is usually the kind of thing I pick for my own dad. The artist Juliet Churchward has some stunning prints in her shop, based on life on a small island.
If your dad loves a cheesy pun, this one is perfect. At the time of writing, Alexia Claire has got no less than 59 Father’s Day cards to choose from in her shop, so well worth a browse.
5. Izzy & Pop
A lovely little tongue-in-cheek one! I’ve long been an admirer of Izzy Lewis’ beautiful calligraphy on Instagram and she has some wonderful cards and also prints for Fathers’ Day over in her shop.
I hope this little round-up has given you some inspiration. Let me know if you have any recommendations for good designers and illustrators to follow! If you liked this post you may also like My Etsy Wishlist Finds for Spring 2018.