H: First say something about it being Pride Week.
S: Is it Pride Week, or just Pridefest weekend?
S: Okay. So, which cards do we start with?
H: I think we should start with the new ones because they’re the best ones.
S: I absolutely LOVE these ones. Mel pointed out the bears getting married and I swooned. (Daniel's note: they are from The Found.)
H: I think they’re cute because they’re, how do I say this, classier than some of the others. They’re really well-made but still adorable. And by picking these animals, you’re really not pigeonholing it.
S: You mean, like, even though the bears are in suits and the foxes are ladies with veils, you could give the two bears to two ladies getting married who are going to wear suits/tuxes, not just for those guys who identify as “bears,” or two males who appreciate lace could receive the svelte foxes.
H: See, not pigeonholing. These rubber duckies are the ones we’ve had for awhile, and they’re awfully cute—
S: —like matching wedding cake toppers! Who wouldn’t want rubber duckies on their wedding cake?
H: So, now we’re going for the ones that are a little more liberal —
S: —you mean “liberal” in that they aren’t explicitly for same sex couples, but—
S: I really love how his stuff is all modern-y but with a good dose of whimsy and color, too.
H: Too bad these are humpback whales.
H: This one I thought was…I love Fugu Fugu Press because they’re all letterpress…and this one has two rabbits on top of a very tasty looking wedding cake.
S: Wedding TOPPERS! AGAIN!
H: The bunnies can be male, female, or one of each.
H: With lasers coming out of their eyes!
S: I don’t think that would be acceptable for a wedding. The lasers, I mean. Not the bunnies.
H: Bunnies are always acceptable at weddings.
Let’s move on to giraffes! I can be excited about these animals, too.
S: I once fed a giraffe, also at Marine World!
H: Too bad these weren’t zebras. These cards are cool because they help out children in Rwanda. And they’re fair trade!
S: It is incredibly endearing that they are arcing their necks and making a heart.
S: I once made block prints using a potato—
H: —I thought you were going to say you once pet a monster at Marine World.
S: Nope. I probably wouldn’t still be here if that happened.
H: Enough about you, Stacie. This is about other people and their everlasting love for one another. Here’s our last one. They’re two male bees, because the Queen bee is in the hive.
H: Well, there may be female bee workers, but I’m not an entomologist, so we’re going to say they’re males. It’s so pretty, isn’t it?
S: It’s a little flat, but has so much color popping out of it. And it’s like they’re flying off into the sunset together!
H: Awww, yeah. That’s sweet. Give it to your “honey” bee.
S: Now you’re just being weird.
H: What? I think all our lovey-dovey cards feature animals instead of people.
S: Really? Hmmm… You know what? I think you’re right! That could be a good post for another day…