Doorway to the Secret Garden - Birthday Greeting Card

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INSIDE GREETING: We are always the same age inside. Happy Birthday.

Wish someone a magical birthday! This particular image by Jessie Willcox Smith wasn't featured on the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine; instead, it served as an accompanying illustration for an article about the artist in the November 1917 issue. As we gaze upon this scene of a wisteria-adorned door, we're transported to a world of imagination, envisioning it as an entrance to a hidden secret garden!

Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935), a cherished name at Laughing Elephant, wields a remarkable artistic legacy. Mentored by Howard Pyle, an illustrious influence, she emerged as a formidable woman artist in the Golden Age of Illustration, defying norms in a male-dominated realm—she was among the highest-paid illustrators of her time! Beyond canvas, she left her mark on nearly 200 Good Housekeeping magazine covers, while also gracing classic children's books and creating artistic ads for iconic brands like Ivory Soap and Kodak. Sensitivity to human experience defined her work, and her idealized images endure as motherhood and childhood archetypes.

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


Jessie Willcox Smith