Northern Cardinal (2014) Greeting Card

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This Northern Cardinal, named after the red garbs worn by Roman Catholic cardinals. It is the state bird for seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.  The male Northern Cardinal has inspired people to open up a field guide more than any other bird, and is beloved by many. They’re a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style with their bright red plumage. Cardinals don’t migrate and they don’t molt into a dull plumage, so they stand out against snowy winter backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning. 

In Cherokee folklore, the cardinal is the daughter of the sun and seeing one flying upward will bring you good fortune. Another common folklore, it is said that when one sees a cardinal, it is the spirit of a loved one who has passed visiting.

Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

These bright, expressive bird illustration prints feature original digital drawings done with an iPad Pro using the Adobe Fresco. This collection of drawings have been featured by Adobe Fresco and Behance.


Other details:

  • Measures 4x6 in. (10x15cm)
  • Printed on heavyweight cardstock chosen for its superior quality and luxurious, thick feel
  • Blank on the inside, perfect for writing long, meaningful notes to loved ones
  • Comes with one white envelope
  • A portion of the sale is donated to bird conservation nonprofits
  • Single cards are shipped USPS first class in a clear, protective sleeve, sandwiched between cardboard in a rigid mailer. Card boxed sets are shipped USPS first class in a bubble mailer.
  • Work is © Vanessa Lee /, All rights reserved

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