I am tempted to say this is not your mother’s greeting card — but it may actually be just that. This classically floral and slightly retro range from Detroit Card Co. is as lovely as a summer’s day — with an edgy yet lighthearted and even reverential humor running through them.

“We wanted to create a line of playful and unexpected cards paired with elegant design,” Genna Cowsert, who creates the line with Cara Trautman, told me. “Our intent was to honor the modern mother who is sassy, fun, and enjoys a good laugh.”

The cards are available here for $4 each, but for the first five respondents to pick their favorite below, they’re free! Leave your pick below & I will follow up via email to get your address.

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I am so happy it’s finally Friday, here are some weekend reads:

When it comes to the size of businesses that consumer select to patronize, could the pendulum of consumer tastes be swinging away from the big and towards the mom and pop?

Here’s a DIY way to turn one-color letterpress into two, courtesy of Sesame Letterpress, no press required.

Want to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday in suitable style? This limited edition fountain pen (£1,950) may be just the rub.

Speaking of historical figures, Moo ingeniously envisioned what the personal stationery of Shakespeare, Vincent Van Gogh, Jane Austen and Martin Luther King may have looked like.

I didn’t know that this trend was called Flatlay, but it’s fabulous.

Watch this video to see why today is a great day to make a mistake — it may just be the most brilliant thing you ever do. Thank you so much, to Robert More at Red Horseshoe for sending me this link!

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