Quirky Greeting Cards Express Heartfelt Sentiments with Endearing Awkwardness


A greeting card is an easy and engaging way to tell someone how we really feel. While many of these sentiments take a serious tone, Melanie Sheppard instead focuses on the awkward and funny parts of real life. In her shop Mod by Mel, the quirky creative features cards that express love, encouragement, and sympathy in an amusing-yet-endearing way.

Each of Sheppard’s cards feature a minimalist, hand-lettered front that’s left blank inside for you to write or draw your own note. This type of design strikes a chord with her audience. “The feedback I get most often from my cards is: ‘how did you get inside of my head?!’” They’re honest and relatable, as Sheppard explains, “that kind of openness brings people together.”

Mod by Mel currently has heartfelt cards about motherhood, romantic anniversaries, birthdays, and more—all stocked on Etsy.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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