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Edward (Teddy) Mhor Dove celebrates his holiday traditions.

Edward (Teddy) Mhor Dove celebrates his holiday traditions.

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On the back of the card...

Edward (Teddy) Mhor Dove carefully climbed the creaky foldaway stairs into the attic.  After a few minutes of rummaging around, he returned with a wooden box marked ‘FRAGILE’ in bold red letters.  This was an annual holiday tradition, with the fire crackling in the hearth, and holiday music filling the air.  Teddy lifted the lid and smiled.  Inside were ornaments for the tree.  Not perfect, mass market ornaments he bought from the store.  No, these were weathered hand-me-downs and heirlooms from his family.  But in their own way, they were also perfect.  One, a delicate ceramic Highland sheep brought to North America from Scotland in a rucksack by his grandfather.  Another, a little metal car that, as a child, his father patiently waited for four years until raw materials were available to craft it.  And the bejewelled salty-dough handprint decoration made by his brother.  All wonderful reminders - visual stories - of his history.  And of the struggles and choices and successes and missteps of others that brought him to this place and moment.  He was grateful for every one of them.  

As he hung each ornament on its bough, he realized that traditions aren’t about comfort zones but, rather, the opposite.  Traditions are the past reaching into the present, to offer comfort but also to empower, inspire, and spur us on into our own bold future.

The details...

Note Card, A6 (4.5” x 6.25”) with envelope in protective cello.

On the reverse of each card is a whimsical tale of the animal featured. Entirely collectible, the stories intertwine, creating a much-loved community of characters.

We print on a luxurious 318 gsm, 100% cotton paper. Soft and durable, this paper showcases crisp detail and vibrant colour.

We fell in love with our beautiful goldenrod shade, 90# envelope. According to the ‘World’s Favourite Colour’ study, people associate the feeling of joy with this colour. Also, this is the very shade that enrobes our trusty #2. As all of our images are hand drawn in pencil, we thought it appropriate to give a nod of appreciation.

We donate a portion of gross sales to animal welfare.

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