Edward Gorey Holiday Card Assortment

  • $19.95


Tis the season to be Gorey… This is Edward St. John Gorey at his festive best. Join him to  sip the flaming punch, sample a cookie, dispose of the fruitcake, and decorate the fireplace.

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 inch holiday cards with envelopes are packaged in a decorative box and printed on recycled paper, five each of four designs: The Great Veiled Bear, Fruitcake, Flaming Punch Bowl, and “Suppiluliumas dozes while the family finishes decorating the fireplace.” Inside message: Season’s Greetings.

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.

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