Edward Gorey Assorted All-occasion Notecards
With this set of notecards on hand, any and all occasions can be suitably commemorated. Goreyesque characters and details illustrate these equally Goreyesque messages:
“Perhaps you don’t, perhaps you do
Know why I’ve sent this card to you.”
“I’m sending this to you, although
The reason why I do not know.”
"I hope you will not take amiss
The fact that I am sending this."
"I've thought about it long and hard,
So now I’m sending you this card."
"I'm sending you this card today
Because I've nothing else to say."
“I have no notion, not a clue
Why I am sending this to you."
"I hope you will not make a fuss
About the card you’re getting thus.”
“I trust that you are pleased to find
That I have got you on my mind.”
“I hadn’t anything to do,
And so I’m sending this to you.”
“I hope it did not make you quail
To find this waiting in the mail.”
Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was an artist, writer, and book designer. His drawings and stories, set in a vaguely Edwardian time frame, exhibit a special genius for what is left unseen and unsaid. Crosshatched characters and quirky narratives keep Gorey devotees in gleeful anticipation of decorous mayhem.
The creator of more than one hundred works—from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!—Gorey was a master of the amusing, the strange, and the unexpected. His artworks are collected and treasured throughout the world.
Ten 5” x 7” notecards, blank inside, with envelopes, one each of 10 designs.