Vintage Dog Greeting Cards

Handmade dog breed cards with vintage cigarette cards

As a lover of dogs and all things vintage it was hard to resist these wonderful collectable cigarette cards celebrating dogs. To create the greeting cards, I mounted each one on a coloured card to define it and then mounted this onto a recycled kraft manila card. I used a recycled card to echo the vintage feel of the original cards. I then sourced an envelope in a co-ordinating colour.

This set for John Player, issued in 1931, was created from painting of dogs by Arthur Wardle, an English painter born in 1860 whose paintings of animals, both domestic and wild, are highly sought after. There are 50 breeds in the series.

Arthur Wardle dog painting cigarette cards for John Player (1931)

Arthur Wardle dog painting cigarette cards for John Player (1931)

Wire Fox Terrier vintage greeting card using original matchbox label

Wire Fox Terrier vintage greeting card using original cigarette card

The second set was created for the Turf brand from tobacco company Carreras in 1952. Frustratingly I haven’t been able to discover the name of the artist who drew the dogs for the 50 Famous Dog Breeds series in their distinctive blue pen & ink style.

Carreras Turf Famous Dog Breeds Matchbox Labels, 1952

Carreras Turf Famous Dog Breeds Cigarette Cards, 1952

Dalmatian vintage dog greeting card using an original matchbox label

Dalmatian vintage dog greeting card using an original cigarette card

The dinky cards  measure 104 x 74 mm and are blank inside for your own personal message.

The breeds available are: Afghan Hound, Airedale Terrier, Alsatian, Australian Terrier, Bassett Hound, Beagle, Bedlington Terrier, Bloodhound, Border Terrier, Borzoi, Boxer, Bulldog, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Chow, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Collie (Rough), Collie (Scotch), Corgi, Dachshund (Smooth), Dachshund (Long haired), Dandie Dinmont, Dalmatian, Deerhound, Elkhound, English Setter, Field Spaniel, Flat Coat Retriever, Foxhound, Fox Terrier (Smooth), Fox Terrier (Wire), French Bulldog, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter, Great Dane, Greyhound, Griffon, Harrier, Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, Irish Wolfhound, Keeshond, Kerry Blue Terrier, King Charles Spaniel, Labrador, Lakeland Terrier, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Norwich Terrier, Old English Sheepdog, Otterhound, Papillon, Pekingese, Pointer, Poodle, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Saluki, Samoyed, Scottish Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog, Skye Terrier, Saint Bernard, Springer Spaniel (English), Springer Spaniel (Welsh), Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Welsh Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Whippet and Yorkshire Terrier.

Sniff them out at The Enlightened Hound.

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Handmade vintage dog breed greeting cards – 50 different breeds

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Does your dog send you a birthday card?

I was intrigued to discover though my blog stats that people are discovering my Enlightened Hound cards through online searches for ‘card from dog to owner’.What a lovely idea!

Happy Birthday Mum!

If you are lucky enough to receive a birthday card from your dog I’d love to hear about it ~ tell me who organises it for you and how does your dog sign it!

Canine Wisdom Cards

If you are looking for a greeting card for a dog to give to its owner, take a look at my Enlightened Hound range of typographic Canine Wisdom cards. There are 8 designs, each featuring a piece of inspirational doggie wisdom for a happy life! Buy them online at The Enlightened Hound’s website

Greeting Cards for Dog Lovers

The Enlightened Hound’s Canine Wisdom greeting cards are perfect for people who love dogs.

Canine Wisdom Cards

They are an original and thoughtful greeting card for any dog lover and can be used for a variety of occasions.

The cards have been recreated from my original linoprints using authentic fonts from original Wild West and US Civil War posters. The letters are softly distressed to enhance the vintage feel of the cards.

They are printed in the UK by The Almanac Gallery on a high quality 275gsm textured matt card, using vegetable based inks. Each card is individually sealed in its own cellophane bag with a sunny yellow envelope.

The cards are blank inside for your own personal message.

Each card measures 127x177mm.

I hope you enjoy sending them to your dog loving friends!