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Llewellyn Caradoc Brown Stork & Li'l Joe Buick Squirrel head home.

Llewellyn Caradoc Brown Stork & Li'l Joe Buick Squirrel head home.

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On the back of the card...

The universe sings.  It sings through the crickets and the birds and the rippling current in the river.  It sings through the breeze rustling the marsh grasses and it sings through the creaking of the trees.  It sings of purpose and path; of why every one is here.  Li’l Joe Buick Squirrel’s parents heard the music, and recognized it.  It was somehow familiar and, they knew, their son was on his way. The couple waited excitedly at the front door, their gaze panning the horizon.  Llewellyn Caradoc Wood Stork had been flying through the night to make this delivery on schedule. The sun was just cresting the hills to the east of the old flowering crabapple tree - their tiny home - as he rounded the last turn.  Li'l Joe Buick, Llew’s precious cargo, seemed to be eager to make his arrival. From his sachel, the tiny squirrel peeked out, filled with anticipation, tail a-twitching.

The Public Carriage Office, responsible for regulating and licensing kinder-cabriolets, authorizes only a handful of storks to carry the community’s petite voyageurs.  Llewellyn Caradoc aced every test put before him, knowing that this is what he was born to do.  Nothing gave him greater joy than delivering infants to their forever homes, some so small, with eyes still shut tight; others, eyes aglow and helping navigate like a practised backseat driver.  Llewellyn and Li’l Joe finally landed, his parents scurried down the tree to the lawn.  As they cuddled their son, Llewellyn echoed the universe's ballad, which they in turn sing to lull Li’l Joe to sleep.  The notes soothe, and the words inspire and comfort.  As he grows, if he listens and remembers, they will be a guidepost on his journey.   And when the day comes that Li’l Joe has his own Li’l One, another verse will add on to his, which has become part of his parents', and so on.  As the family grows, a song is created, telling its story.  Should Li’l Joe ever feel lost or alone, all he has to do is listen.  He will once again hear the crickets and the birds and the rippling current and the marsh grasses and the trees, and he will hear his parents and their parents and their parents before that.  And he will once again know his purpose and path.  This verse will carry him home.

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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