International Children’s Book Day

Letterpress Greeting Card: The Love of Books (LEO Design)

Today is International Children’s Book Day—celebrated each year since 1967 on (or around) 2 April, the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen.  Each year, a different “host” country is selected and a children’s book author from that country is tapped to write a message to child readers.  An accomplished illustrator is engaged to design that year’s poster.  This year’s theme is “Many Cultures, One Story” and the host country is The United Arab Emirates. Children’s author Marwa al Aqroubi will pen this year’s message to young readers and illustrator Nasim Abaeian has created the poster artwork for this year’s celebration.

The card above, printed on Swan’s Island, Maine, delivers a wonderful sentiment—for a book lover of any age.  You’ll find it among our new, Spring greeting card collection.