national stationery show: animals

on sunday amy and i headed over to the javits center for the national stationery show. after aisle upon aisle of new cards and invites, we spotted a few trends at the show: animals, florals, nautical, food/homesteading, and calendars. all this week amy and i will be posting our favorites in each category, starting today with the biggest (and consistent year-after-after) trend: animals. this post has 30 of my favorites examples of the trend, so i hope you’ll enjoy them as much as i did- be sure to click below the jump to see the full selection and stay tuned tomorrow for more NSS trends! [image above, animal tea towels by enormous champion]

[image above: wooden animal figurines by enormous champion]

[image above: playful cards from egg press in portland]

[image above: foxy towels from tara at ink & wit]

[image above: a pretty owl print from tara at ink & wit]

[image above: some of my favorite animal stationery at the show, from snow queen]

[image above: an adorable dog card from anna bond at rifle]

CLICK HERE for 23 more examples of animal stationery after the jump!

[image above: invites from anna bond at rifle]

[image above: a close up of the snow queen i loved so much]

[image above: horse coasters from austin press]

[image above: sweet “baby milestones” calendar with elephant illustration by cat seto]

[image above: happy pup card from enormous champion]

[image above: bear card from hammerpress]

[image above: bottle stoppers from imm living]

[images images: animal stamps, cards, and totes from ink & wit]

[image above: a playful fish card from brad at maginating]

[images above: animal cards from julie at studio olivine]

[i loved these simple illustrations from NSS newcomer, snow queen press]

[images above: animal cards from sugarcube press]

[image above: needlepoint whale plaques from amh design]

[images above: animal wrapping paper and animal mobile from ink & wit]

[image above: dog card from anna at rifle]

[image above: bird card from rose at the great lakes]

[image above: bird card from screech owl design]

[image above: rooster card from fine day press]


Thanks for such a great post! I was there on Sunday also but did really need a recap! I LOVED Enormous Champion and Ink and Wit also. They are so talented. Loved those bottle stoppers too! Considering them for father’s day. Thanks!

Lora Appleton

Thanks for such a super comprehensive and amazing feature from the show. I was there & while i saw a lot of this, the way you pulled it together is awesome! I am living for Rifle.


gorgeous of gorgeousness! am I missing something with the welcome to motherhood card? I thought only bulls had horns. Just googled it, some cows have horns too.


really charming. love the hand painted pieces. thanks for covering the show Grace!


oh man, i’m loving that ‘it’s a party’ circus themed invite set. it’s making me big time envious that i didn’t make it to the show!


DS, could you do a feature on block printing? I would love to learn how to do some of this stuff!

Megan Hayes

Wow! I hope to someday attend the stationery show, but until then, I know I can count on you to pull together a fantastic feature on it! Really great post and I can’t wait to see more photos.


Love the post, wish I could have been there. I love the animal wood cuts from enormous champion and the crazy about you squirrels from sugarcube press.