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A modern illuminated manuscript based on one of the most important books in history.
Created by

Kelly Houle

172 backers pledged $16,423 to help bring this project to life.

Shipping Day!

Exciting news! The greeting cards are boxed, packaged, and ready to ship today! Backers who chose to receive cards should see them within the next week. International orders are going out today as well, but may take a bit longer. I appreciate your patience! We have extras, so please visit the Books of Kell's Shop if you would like to place an order!

Boxed set includes 8 blank greeting cards (6.25in X 6.25in), 8 white envelopes (6.5in X 6.5in), and 8 gold foil seals.

“There is grandeur in this view of life”
Blank inside, 6.5” x 6.5” envelopes included
Original calligraphic design by Kelly Houle

The full quote by Charles Darwin is printed on the back:

“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

                        —Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species, 1859




    1. Creator John Burt on January 11, 2012

      Hi Kelly, when you next do a shipment like this, you should probably protect the pictures better. Mine came with the paper on the back of the photo box ripped and the backing punched in about 1/2 an inch. The glass is fine though.