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Wine Bottle Gift Tags Wine Note Cards

Cigar & Pipe Note Cards & Gift Inserts - Winter Seasonal

 
Scandinavia: Matchbox Covers & Summer Scenes Note Cards Scandinavian Costumes Note Cards
Winter Seasonal Greeting & Note Cards (from Swedish originals)
 
Jewish Note Cards Japan Note Cards

Brooklyn Note Cards

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Welcome to Scandicards, started in 2004 by Marilyn Stern -- artist, photographer and avid postcard collector based in New York City. Most Scandicards are based on vintage postcards from Marilyn's collection.
Why "Scandicards?" In 2004, Marilyn was commissioned by Scandinavia House in New York City to produce a line of holiday cards based on vintage Swedish postcards. Today, while still producing cards with Scandinavian themes, we've branched out with other lines which you can see above.
Does Scandicards do custom design? YES! We're happy to work with you on custom-designed cards for special occasions.
Why are the cards so beautiful? First reason is the quality of the source art, from the "golden age" of postcard illustration and printing, circa 1903-1914. (Some of the original cards are as late as the mid-1930s.) Second reason: The care put into our reproductions. Over the decades since these images were made, printing methods and materials changed. Making an exact replica is now impossible. However, with a combination of digital technology, patience, and lots of printing experience, we've been able to produce versions that are stunningly close to the originals, sometimes even surpassing them in richness. The cards currently are inkjet printed by hand. No half-tone screen is applied, so the overall effect is as close as possible to the originals, most of which are chromolithographs, now sadly a bygone art.
Where do the source images come from? All over the world, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Estonia, United States and Canada. The original postcards date from ca. 1903 to 1937. Marilyn has collected vintage postcards for over 30 years, acquiring them at post card shows (especially the Metropolitan Postcard Collectors' Club, NYC), antique shops, and now from online dealers and auctions, as well as loans from other collectors.

Are Scandicards exact replicas? No. While we try to keep as close as possible the look and feel of the vintage originals, there is a great deal of retouching, compositing and re-designing.

What about copyright? ALL SCANDICARDS ARE © 2009 Marilyn Stern / Scandicards BECAUSE THE IMAGES HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY ALTERED AND RE-DESIGNED.
Can I buy Scandicards online? Anyone may place an order on this site for the minimum quantity of cards, and pay the wholesale price. For individual cards or smaller quantities, please see the retail outlets listed below.
Where else can I find Scandicards? Scandicards are available from a growing number of retailers around the U.S. including:
-- Gramercy Wine Cellars, New York, NY
-- Sterling Place, Brooklyn, NY

-- De La Concha, New York, NY - tobaccanist

-- The Cigar Inn, New York, NY
-- Shakespeare's Sister, Brooklyn, NY
-- The Gift Shop at Scandinavia House, New York, NY
-- Arthur's Invitations, New York, NY
-- Lion in the Sun, Brooklyn, NY
-- East & Design, Kennebunkport, ME
-- Monica's Scandinavian Shop, Caribou, ME
-- Eurostore/Phoenix, Fairhaven, MA
-- Scandinavian Country Store, Manchester Center, VT
-- Send It With Love, Groton, CT
-- Scandia Food & Gift, Norwalk, CT
-- Evelyn & Harriette's, Oley Valley, PA
-- Heritage Falls Market, New London, MN
-- Scandinavian Gifts, Sarasota, FL
-- The United Nations Gift Shop, San Diego, CA
-- The Elvehoj Museum, Solvang, CA
-- The Book Loft, Solvang, CA
-- Sun Sport, Turlock, CA
-- Svenska Butik, Kingsburg, CA
-- Tomten, La Canada, CA
-- Scandinavian Specialties, Seattle, WA
  
Your feedback is most welcome: info@scandicards.com
 
All card designs © 2009 Marilyn Stern / Scandicards

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Last updated December 30, 2015