Sunshine in September
September 16th, 2016


My father first turned me on to Henry David Thoreau when I was a teenager, and yet every time I return to Thoreau I’m struck by a new insight.

My latest favorite line is this: “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” Because, here at J.Falkner, that’s what we are all about: bright, colorful cards to bring summery happiness whatever the season.

After all, if we’re lucky enough to base ourselves in Palm Beach (that’s the Eastern end of Worth Avenue, above, and beyond that the Atlantic), why not share the joy?


What is yellow but pure sunshine? This new trio of cards are now available at retailers across the US, and also up north in Canada at Indigo, and various independent stores.


These awnings along Worth Avenue in Palm Beach are my favorite — something so fresh about the yellow, with white piping, against the soft pink stone.


Sunshine through palm fronds — the essence of Palm Beach.


And, finally, a charming street vignette of two Vespas idling while their owners pop into Neiman Marcus for something no doubt essential.

May there be sunshine wherever you are!

(And remember you can shop these cards, and many more, at our online store here.)

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Fresh, New Summer Designs!
June 13th, 2016

Summer is always a favorite time of the year, when the sun shines and the trees fill with green, and, if you’re lucky, the waters of a lake or a river or an ocean twinkle near by. Summer in the stationery world is also a special, as it is a time we all bring our new card designs out into the world.


We introduce them to buyers at trade shows across America, and then these cards find their way into stores … and hopefully one near you! (Though, if not, our online shopping site is always there just a mouse click away.)

Here is a little taste of what the buyers will find, and you can find online right now.


This happy bear birthday card is one of my personal favorites, and is emerging as a top choice among buyers, too — which is always a nice coincidence!


If our design studio is in Palm Beach, the land of sunshine, it seemed remiss not to have a bright sunny thank you card like this one.


When did everyone start turning 50? It seemed just a moment ago it was 30! But let me tell you it’s very useful have a set of these milestone birthday cards in my drawer.


A sea-infused sailor quote strikes a summery note for us.


This “Sunshine Girl” art print is a collaboration with Adrian Valencia, a wonderful Argentinian illustrator who has been based in London for most of his career. We love the simplicity of his line work, and the bright yellow palette would brighten up any wall. (Our art prints come in standard sizes, for eg. 8 x 10 “, and fit standard frames.)

That’s just a sneak preview. You can see all the new designs here.

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Mothers, and Dads — and Grads!
April 11th, 2016

Time to refill the ink on your favorite fountain pen, because it’ll be a busy few months ahead for card-senders. Mark your calendars …

Mother’s Day is less than a month away (May 8 this year), then Father’s Day in June (19th to be exact) — and don’t forget the graduates setting out onto fresh new paths throughout May and June. (Note dates correct for the US and Canada only; the UK operates to its own tune.)


We have several new Mother’s Day designs, including this one (above), with one of our favorite flowers as an accent – the Poppy – and a fresh palette of coral, fuschia and apple green.


Celebrate your fabulous father with this new design (above), great for Father’s day, but just as good for his birthday, or a general shout out to your dad any time of the year.


We have a new graduation card that’s become one of our most popular for Grads (if the stores buying them is any indication). A simple, strong quote from one of our favorite Presidents. And in the madness of the current election cycle, it’s good to cast our minds back to some of the greats who shaped the country — and for the better.

Ok, political broadcast over. Now let’s get to the good stuff: our special offer! To make things temptingly easy, we’re offering free shipping. The magic code is LUVMOM. It’s goood for any card — Mother’s Day, birthday, as you wish — and any size of order. Until 30 June.

And, since we know first hand what it’s like to have a letter written and addressed but lurk in your bag for days (weeks?) because you haven’t had the chance to get a stamp, we are also including a bit of magic: a free stamp.

So, now all you need to decide is what to say in your card. And isn’t that the fun part?

Browse all our cards click here and order away!

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New Cards for Spring!
March 20th, 2016

At last Spring is here, one of our favorite seasons with its sense of renewal as crocuses press up through the old leaves, and buds appear on the trees.


It’s also a time of renewal here at J.Falkner. We’ve refreshed our card offerings with a new direction of pretty pastels, gold foil and tropical motifs.


We’re especially excited about our latest collaboration with Adrian Valencia. He’s a London-based illustrator, originally from Argentina, with an ever-increasing instagram folllowing as @drawadriandraw. This isn’t the first time we’ve worked with him, but these might be our favorites so far. And the sunshine birthday card (above) is the runaway success of the card trio.


Gold foil is a something new for us. We wanted to use it in a simple graphic way so it really sings — like the spots on this new Anniversary card (above) which actually shimmer as you open the card.


We are also continuing to add to our range of art prints. This lovely quote from A. A. Milne (of “Winnie the Pooh” fame) is printed on heavy stock paper, with hand-lettering, on a blush pink background. It measures 8×10″ and is designed to fit standard frames.


Finally, the tropics are never far from our mind, and we couldn’t resist adding to our stable of flamingo cards, with this simple thank you card (see above). We’ve paired it with a pistachio-colored envelope for a very Palm Beach color combination.

These cards have been shipping out to stores across America and — hopefully — one near you! Of course they are all also available online for immediate purchase. Just click here to have a browse. And remember, as followers of this blog, you can always use the special code FREESHIP and shipping is on us!

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A Colorful Way to Start 2016!
December 3rd, 2015

As we begin the last month of this year, we naturally start thinking of the new year ahead … We’ve carefully chosen 12 of our favorite quotes to create a colorful little calendar for your desk in 2016.


Loose sheets are presented in the classic-size CD jewel case (above).


Each quote is accompanied by a little story about the person.


The plastic case easily becomes an easel to display each month on your desk (above).


Or, since the sheets are loose, simply pin them to a board (which is our favorite way!).

Calendars are now available at the special price of only $10 (regular price $13.95) at our online shop just click here.

Get one for yourself, and they’re also great emergency gifts to have on hand, or a charming Christmas stocking filler.

And to make it even more tempting, we are offering free shipping all this month. Just use the code HAPPYSHIP, for this or any other item from our online store ….. perhaps you still need some Christmas cards?

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