A Fleet of Fairies - Birthday Greeting Card

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INSIDE GREETING: May the fairies bring joy to you on our birthday.

Combining our two most beloved notecard categories, fairy and birthday cards, we've conjured up a truly magical creation! This whimsical design originates from the pages of the 1930s treasure, Princes and Fairies, penned by Stella Mead. Among its delights are captivating color plates, like the one gracing this card, meticulously crafted by the talented Helen Jacobs. Joining her in this magical symphony of illustrations are other gifted artists including James Clark, E.A. Cox, Ernest Aris, and Florence Mary Anderson, each contributing their unique brushstrokes and lines to create a truly spellbinding experience.

Helen Mary Jacobs (1888-1970) was a versatile artist renowned for her proficiency in draughtsmanship and watercolor painting. Her artistic journey commenced in the enchanting realm of fairy illustrations, marked by precision, energy, and imagination. While she garnered acclaim for these early works, she also demonstrated her adaptability by undertaking various commissions, including textbooks and primers—an endeavor well-suited to her, given her background as a primary teacher. Born in Ilford, Essex, she hailed from a notable literary family, with one of her siblings being W.W. Jacobs, the author of The Monkey's Paw! As a member of the British Watercolour Society, her artistic contributions extended to its exhibitions. Throughout her life, Jacobs remained dedicated to her artistic pursuits while teaching at a primary school in Stoke Newington.

This product was custom-designed and created at our location in Seattle.

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Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope


Helen Jacobs