We spotted these beautiful cards a few months ago, and thought they were a brilliant new idea.
They're called the Grizzly Bear Hug card, and are by Kathryn Hunter at Blackbird Letterpress in Louisiana. Each card is 8 inches high, comes with an envelope, and is printed onto 100% recycled card. As you can see, the bear design is letterpressed and then die cut around the paws to create tabs. This innovative technique means you can write a message on the back of the card, and then slide something special into the bear's arms - a photo, concert tickets, birthday money or anything you choose.
The card can be used for any occasion, and we think it's a witty and thoughtful present in itself. Kathryn's clever design certainly caught the eye of the judges at the recent National Stationery Show in New York, where it won Best New Product in the social stationery category. It's also been featured here on DesignSponge as a lovely congratulations card for new parents.
We're proud to be the only stockist of the Grizzly Bear Hug Card in the UK, and they're on sale now at £4.