Greeting Cards Submission Schedule

I need all art at least one week before the deadlines listed below.

Design House Greetings

Current Theme: Everyday Kindness

“Kindness truly is one of the most beautiful
and powerful forces that exist in the entire world. 
It helps us connect with those around us. 

We all have felt it – the power of positive energy –
a supportive smile, comforting embrace, celebratory
high five, or a special card filled with heartfelt words.

All of these thoughtful gestures of affection, compassion,
congratulations, generosity are small acts that have
a real impact on the lives they touch.

By reaching out to others and inspiring self-love
and care, encouraging inclusion and acceptance,
and emboldening one’s self-empowerment, 
we can do our part to make the world a better place.

Because of this, we want to channel positivity
throughout our next everyday release;

Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations, Wedding,
Baby, Retirement, Friendship, Thinking of You,
Encouragement, Get Well, Sympathy
can all benefit from a little less snarky and a little more nice.

Our hope is that every card, no matter the occasion,
is infused with kindness, inspiration, and compassion.  

We’re not wearing rose-colored glasses, we know
we are in a world filled with struggle, pain, and defeat,
as well as joy, happiness, and celebration – that is life.
But there is no reason we can’t harness the power
of positivity and do what can we do to lift others’ spirits.

Whether celebrating all that is good or simply acknowledging
the struggle, there is always something positive to be said,
even if it is just letting others know they are not alone.”

Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards

Easter 2023: Traditional, contemporary or whimsical Easter subjects, such as Easter Eggs, rabbits, florals, baskets, springtime scenic, or religious and Christian icons or symbols (church, cross, Jesus, shepherd, sheep, etc.).December 15, 2021
Mother’s Day 2023: Colorful, feminine images and themes for Mother’s Day, including florals, angels, home scenes, children, photography, or whimsical illustration of animals or peopleJanuary 10, 2022
Father’s Day 2023: Masculine-themed imagery including hunting and fishing, sports, leisure, wildlife and other male-oriented scenes or themes for suitable for Father’s Day.January 25, 2022
Graduation 2023: Gender-neutral themed designs, including contemporary or graphic design, photography, humor and traditional illustration (diplomas, cap and gown, confetti, calligraphy and some cats, dogs, flowers, wildlife, etc.) that is suitable for Graduation of pre-school, elementary school, high school, college, and beyond.January 25, 2022
Valentine’s Day 2023: Valentine icons or images which are suited to verses with “love” or “friendship” messages, i.e., hearts, flowers, candy, photography, angels, animals, etc. Both humorous and serious concepts are welcome. Typography and “words as art” are also needed.>February 23, 2022
Sea Cove Gallery: Coastal imagery, including ocean scenic, boats or boating scenes, marine mammals and coastal wildlife, beach scenes, lighthouses, birds, tropical icons, mermaids, beach attire, fish, coastal lifestyle scenes, golf, fishing, etc. Whimsical, serious, or fine art styles are appropriate. Images should be romantic or emotive, not purely ‘decorative.’April 4, 2022
Southwest: Images that are representative of the culture and lifestyle of the southwestern U.S., i.e., southwest wildlife, scenic landscapes, florals, desert, Kokopelli, cactus, roadrunners, chilies, etc.).April 4, 2022
Wildlife Gallery: All species of North American wildlife, in a variety of art styles and color palettes, and in settings that range from backyard scenes to mountain andApril 4, 2022
Enchanted Universe: Mystical or fantasy-themed images, or spiritual / inspirational images, such as angels, fairies, mermaids, unicorns, goddesses, and other spiritual icons.April 4, 2022
Native American: Images and icons that depict the traditional Native American culture and lifestyle.April 18, 2022
Gallery of Horses: Equine imagery depicted in a variety of settings and art styles, including Western and English horses and riding styles, and all varieties of horse breeds. Selected images are typically active, relational imaApril 18, 2022
Western: Western-themed artwork including romantic Western landscapes, humorous “cowpoke” characters, country humor, Western cartoons, ranch living, and all things related to life in the American west.April 18, 2022
Scrapbook: Cute, funny, sweet, modern day or vintage photographs. Icons (cats, dogs, flowers, animals, people) that will scale to a smaller printed card size of 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.April 27, 2022
Notions: Cute, fun, and brightly-colored, contemporary renditions of everyday and traditional icons (cats, dogs, flowers, animals, household objects, fashion items and accessories, etc.) that will scale to a small printed card size of 3-7/8″ x 5-1/16″. Typography and “words as art” are also needed.April 27, 2022
Laugh Out Loud: General market humor for all everyday card sending occasions, in a variety of medium. The humor can be edgy and bold, but not graphic or obscene. The intent is that these card designs will make the recipient “laugh out loud!” Cartoons, photography and illustration are all acceptable.April 27, 2022
Best Wishes: Traditional subjects in cute/whimsical styles, such as funny dogs and cats, cute/fuzzy birds, little angels and fairies, floral/garden scenes, colorful calligraphy, cute “critters”, teddy bears, “lite” humor, and photography. Typography and “words as art” are also needed. Also included in our Best Wishes category is an assortment of fine art with a timeless appeal featuring landscapes, cottage scenes, Victoriana, children, birds, teddy bears, angels, realistic flowers or gardens, vintage subjects or photography, landscape or floral photography and other suitable subject matter for everyday greeting cards.April 27, 2022
Family Captions: Traditional subjects in cute/whimsical styles, such as funny dogs and cats, cute/fuzzy birds, little angels and fairies, floral/garden scenes, colorful calligraphy, cute “critters”, teddy bears, “lite” humor, people or animal photography. These are designed with a special family relationship in mind. (For My Sister, Happy Birthday Mom, etc.)June 1, 2022
Celebration Greetings: Christian or religious/inspirational-themed imagery suitable for greeting card and gift products that could be sold in Christian or religious bookstores or gift stores.June 15, 2022
Fall Holiday and Christmas 2023: Halloween and Thanksgiving icons and scenery, as well as an assortment of traditional Christmas, winter and holiday imagery suitable for use in boxed Christmas cards, Christmas assortments, or Christmas counter cards. July 1, 2022
Leanin’ Tree Mid-Year Adds (May 2024): A mix of images suitable for Everyday greeting cards that fit into the niche categories mentioned above: coastal, western, southwestern, horses, wildlife, Native American, fantasy, humor, inspirational or other general everyday images suitable for a catalog supplement of new everyday greeting cards. October 1, 2022