Cicada

Saturn Press

The Good Supply Midcoast Artisan Store Pemaquid Letterpress Cards Saturn Press Made in Maine USA Cicada
  • The Good Supply Midcoast Artisan Store Pemaquid Letterpress Cards Saturn Press Made in Maine USA Cicada
  • The Good Supply Midcoast Artisan Store Pemaquid Letterpress Cards Saturn Press Made in Maine USA Cicada
  • $3.50

Cicadas represent personal change, renewal, rebirth, and transformation because in a way similar to how humans mature from being children to adults, cicadas change from one viable form to another in their own life cycle. As in, they have no metamorphosis or pupal state like butterflies have.

They are also mostly beneficial in ecosystems pruning mature trees; aerating soil; at the end of their life cycles, providing a source of nitrogen for trees; and functioning as food for insectivorous animals.

To those of us in Maine, they signify the height of summer. The only species we have is called "dog-day," which come out in late July and August. To hear them in the evening is to know a sunny day well-spent.

This bright and serene card captures a moment of stillness in a garden that can be sent with love to anyone experiencing the quietude and reflection that leads to transformation.

- Measures 5" x 7"
- Blank inside
- Recycled paper
- Envelope included

Saturn Press is an eco-concious company based on Swan's Island off the Maine coast. A married couple works together to make this international business happen. (Jane Goodrich creates the designs, James vanPernis runs the company's 4 antique printing presses, and a sweet gal named Kathy who used to answer the phone recently retired.)

Using an old-fashioned letterpress technique, paper sourced from a sustainable family-run mill, and a love for what they do, Saturn Press creates striking cards that will make a lasting impression no matter who the recipient.

Some folks love the vivid colors and unique images so much they request cards without envelopes to frame and hang them as wall art.

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