The images in We Wish You A Crazy Christmas were chosen from our vast collection of Victorian and Edwardian Christmas cards and postcards. Those eras produced millions of cards, for this a strong time for both mailed correspondence and Yuletide greetings. Most had traditional or religious imagery, but a substantial minority were - to our minds - malapropos, such as cow in a field, a tree blossoming in spring, a sandy beach. A smaller number goes beyond irrelevancy to weirdness, and these we have decided to share with our adventurous customers. They offer the opportunity to ponder, laugh, or to simply wonder "Why?"
About the Author
The Laughing Elephant and its children's imprint, Green Tiger Press, is among the premiere publishers of books and gift products featuring vintage imagery. Drawing upon one of the country’s largest private collections of children’s picture books, vintage postcards and other printed ephemera; the Laughing Elephant creates products that feature stunning graphic design and a reverence for the beauty and relevance of great illustration.
Founded in 1992 by Harold and Sandra Darling the Laughing Elephant is a continuation of their original and well remembered publishing company, The Green Tiger Press under which name The Laughing Elephant still publishes its children’s books. The Laughing Elephant is located in Seattle, Washington.