- 6.25" x 4.5"
- Printed on coated 300gsm cardstock with a semigloss finish
- Blank inside
- Artist information included on back side
- Packaged in a gift box
- 12 cards total
- Envelopes included
Thank you to Snoqualmie tribal member and language specialist Angela Wymer for her Lushootseed translation. The work Angela does to keep Native language thriving is incredibly important and healing for our community.
The Abundance Greeting Card Pack contains the following designs:
- Fern (with gold foil) x 4
- Fronds (with gold foil) x 4
- Forest (with gold foil) x4
In the Pacific Northwest, one of the first signs of the abundance of spring is the emergence of ferns. One of the oldest land plants, ferns have sustained humans, animals, and even the land itself for millennia. The springy-green fiddleheads are an epicurean delight, featured in high-end dishes to humble home cooking, while the rest of the plant provides food and habitat to a host of animals, amphibians, and insects. In addition, ferns are one of the top natural sources of erosion control, keeping hillsides intact and nutrients in the ground.
Artist and Eighth Generation CEO Colleen Echohawk (Pawnee, Athabascan) took inspiration from this friendly frond for a collection celebrating the abundance of spring and the beautiful Mother Earth we all share.
"One of my favorite places in the world is Carkeek Park in Seattle," shares Colleen. "I love to walk there with my family and our dog, Rizzo. And every time we go, I'm blown away with how beautiful and abundant the ferns are. They're a food source to Indigenous people and modern-day foragers; they're an important habitat for birds and animals; and they literally hold the forest together. Ferns are a plant worth celebrating, and I'm glad I get to share a bit of my love for them in our Abundance Collection."
In her Abundance Greeting Card Pack, Colleen has created three card designs that share the unique beauty of ferns. Accented with gold foil, each card also includes the Lushootseed word haʔł ʔəshəliʔ, which means "good health." "Lushootseed is the language spoken by many of the Coast and Interior Salish tribes of our region," shares Colleen. "Our company is owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe, which has lived, recreated, hunted, and played in present-day Seattle since time immemorial. Being here in Seattle, it's so important to me and to our company to share the Indigenous language that has been spoken in our homeland since the beginning. It's incredibly important to myself and our company to share the Indigenous languages that has been spoken in our homelands since time immemorial. Many Native people are doing incredibly important work in traditional language revitalization, and we're so honored to be part of that with our Abundance Greeting Card Pack."
"When you use these cards to send a message to a loved one, you're also sending a message of good health, of abundance, and of growth. Additionally, you're honoring Native art, excellence, and language, which is an incredibly powerful part of decolonizing your space and community."
Thank you for supporting Inspired Natives®, not "Native-inspired."