Each card we make takes anything from a few weeks to several months to complete. Many of the elements of the animation are actually painted by hand (using real paint, brushes and paper!) because the textures and colours achieved that way are so much more attractive than the electronic equivalent. These paintings are then scanned into electronic form, and the laborious process of animation starts. Finally, the music is created to accent or complement the animation.
The market for Christmas collectibles is actually on the rise, according to Terry Kovel, co-author of the Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide. "All of the holidays have gotten more popular in collecting," she tells GoodHousekeeping.com. "And the most popular one obviously is Christmas." Vintage cards in good condition can fetch about $10 to $50 apiece, she says, but particularly valuable ones can shoot up into the three- or even four-figure range.
We track auction prices from all major auction houses and eBay. You can find the most current value of your baseball, basketball, football, hockey, boxing and non-sports cards by seeing what your card sold for in auction. Successful eBay auction prices are available within minutes after auction close. You can also receive email alerts on pending auctions for cards that you are looking for, FREE! Because our proprietary server-side application that accurately pulls in eBay auctions is Certified by eBay, we receive thousands of auctions, successfully closed ONLY, that post daily! Many of our members have already saved hundreds of dollars in a matter of minutes by simply searching our database to find the true value of their card based on actual auction prices realized.
Find the perfect birthday card for her & choose from beautiful personalised ideas, as well as standard cards you can find on the high street. We have literally thousands of designs ideal for all ages and tastes, guaranteed to make your card take centre stage. Choose to send your card directly to the recipient through 1st class post or have it delivered back to you with an extra envelope.
You can of course, serve up the sweets with a card featuring macarons, cupcakes, or a traditionally tiered and frosted marvel—but save room for a champagne chaser. The birthday girl-gone-wild in your life will appreciate an offer of illustrated bubbly or island-appropriate umbrella drinks. It’ll make a fine pick-me-up after a long night of partying. There’s room for simpler gifts, too. Send along cards designed with colorful balloons, elegant bouquets, and colorful packages tied up with ribbons and bows. If you’d prefer your happy birthday wish to stand on its own, a minimal typographic or patterned design frames your message brilliantly—there’s even room for a choice party shot on our photo birthday cards. Modern styling from the Indigo Bunting and kate spade new york ensure that your card reflects the spirit of the age (as opposed to your friend’s).
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 The artists strive to create cards that are unlike a typical store-bought card.  This includes making cards in a variety of visual styles, tones, and themes such as shoes, chocolate, and painting.  Just as every article on NOVICA is the product of the talents and passion of an artisan, so too is each birthday card from Blow the product of the talents and passion of an artist.
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