“How is this done?” This is the most common question I hear from customers perusing my cards. Somehow, they
can’t quite believe their eyes. Some people assume there’s a machine that glues tiny beads onto flowers because
they are attached so precisely. The plain and simple truth is that it is all done with a steady hand and a lot of
patience. No big manufacturing plant. No overseas outsourcing. Just an artist in a studio in Boston lovingly
handcrafting each card. I could come up with a manifesto railing against overseas outsourcing, the draining of
jobs from the US economy, or the environmental impact of transporting cards from half a world away. But what
it all comes down to is control. I like to see each item that comes out of my studio. I like to know exactly what it
is I’m sending out into the world. After all, my real, actual family name, is printed on the back of each card.