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April 10, 2015

For the Shakespeare Inspired

by Anne Paddock

Buying just the right card for that special someone usually involves a trip to Hallmark, Target, CVS or the supermarket where the selection includes the humorous (which seems to be subjective) or cards filled with flowery language that simply say too much. Simplicity in a card is almost always the best choice but finding a card that has just the right message is challenging (and nearly impossible) at the last-minute unless a supply of Bard’s Cards is on hand.

The Bard’s Cards is an Austin, Texas-based company with the two owners (Sam and Susan, a married couple  – he’s an artist and cartoonist, and she is an editor) who make cards that include a quote from one of William Shakespeare’s plays designed to fit the occasions we celebrate: Birthday, Anniversary, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thank You, Sympathy, Get Well, Congratulations, Bon Voyage, Holiday, I’m Sorry, Love, and more.Card_Owl

The cover of each card includes the artistry work by Sam and the Shakespearean quote by one of the worlds’ most famous wordsmiths. The quote is a witty statement or one of timeless wisdom that reflects the special occasion. The inside is always blank so that you can write your own message because a card doesn’t need to have a preprinted message of  “Happy Birthday” to be a birthday card or flowery language to let someone know how much he/she means to you.Bards_Cards_Array

Printed on 100% recycled paper, The Bard’s Cards are clever, amusing, brilliant and often entertaining, just like William Shakespeare. For your next occasion, remember to say it with Shakespeare. Each card measures 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches and comes with a gold envelope and a Bard’s Cards wax seal for $4. Or order a boxed set – including the “Create Your Own Boxed Set” that includes 5 cards of your choice, 5 gold envelopes and 5 wax seal stickers for $17, from the company’s website:

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