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Valentine's Day 2021: Valentine icons or images which are suited to verses with "love" or "friendship" messages, i.e., hearts, flowers, candy, photography, angels, animals, etc. Both humorous and serious concepts are welcome. Typography and "words as art" are also needed.

February 10, 2020

Sea Cove Gallery: Coastal imagery, including ocean scenic, boats or boating scenes, marine mammals and coastal wildlife, beach scenes, lighthouses, birds, tropical icons, beach attire, fish, coastal lifestyle scenes, golf, fishing, etc. Whimsical, serious, or fine art styles are appropriate. Images should be romantic or emotive, not purely 'decorative.'

March 30, 2020

Southwest:  Images that are representative of the culture and lifestyle of the southwestern U.S., i.e., southwest wildlife, scenic landscapes, florals, desert, Kokopelli, cactus, roadrunners, chilies, etc.).

March 30, 2020

Native American:  Images and icons that depict the traditional Native American culture and lifestyle.

April 6, 2020

Wildlife Gallery:  All species of North American wildlife, in a variety of art styles and color palettes, and in settings that range from backyard scenes to mountain and forest environments.

April 6, 2020

Gallery of Horses Equine imagery depicted in a variety of settings and art styles, including Western and English horses and riding styles, and all varieties of horse breeds. Selected images are typically active, relational images of horses in movement, or interacting with other horses, cats, dogs, or nature.

April 6, 2020

Easter 2021:  Traditional, contemporary or whimsical Easter subjects, such as Easter Eggs, rabbits, florals, baskets, springtime scenic, or religious and Christian icons or symbols (church, cross, Jesus, shepherd, sheep, etc.).

April 6, 2020

Enchanted Universe: Mystical or fantasy-themed images, or spiritual/inspirational images, such as angels, fairies, mermaids, unicorns, goddesses, and other spiritual icons.

April 27, 2020

Laugh Out Loud:  General market humor for all everyday card sending occasions, in a variety of medium. The humor can be edgy and bold, but not graphic or obscene. The intent is that these card designs will make the recipient "laugh out loud!" Cartoons, photography and illustration are all acceptable.

April 27, 2020

Mother’s Day 2021:  Colorful, feminine images and themes for Mother's Day, including florals, angels, home scenes, children, photography, or whimsical illustration of animals or people.

May 4, 2020

Scrapbook:  Cute, funny, sweet, modern day or vintage photographs. Icons (cats, dogs, flowers, animals, people) that will scale to a smaller printed card size of 4 ¼" x 5 ½".

May 4, 2020

Father’s Day 2021:  Masculine-themed imagery including hunting and fishing, sports, leisure, wildlife and other male-oriented scenes or themes for suitable for Father's Day.

June 15, 2020

Graduation 2021 Gender-neutral themed designs, including contemporary or graphic design, photography, humor and traditional illustration (diplomas, cap and gown, confetti, calligraphy and some cats, dogs, flowers, wildlife, etc.) that is suitable for Graduation of pre-school, elementary school, high school, college, and beyond.

June 15, 2020

Notions:  Cute, fun, and brightly-colored, contemporary renditions of everyday and traditional icons (cats, dogs, flowers, animals, household objects, fashion items and accessories, etc.) that will scale to a small printed card size of 3-7/8" x 5-1/16". Typography and "words as art" are also needed.

June 18, 2020

Best Wishes: Traditional subjects in cute/whimsical styles, such as funny dogs and cats, cute/fuzzy birds, little angels and fairies, floral/garden scenes, colorful calligraphy, cute "critters", teddy bears, "lite" humor, and photography. Typography and "words as art" are also needed.

June 18, 2020

Times Remembered:  An assortment of fine art with a timeless appeal featuring landscapes, cottage scenes, Victoriana, children, birds, teddy bears, angels, realistic flowers or gardens, vintage subjects or photography, landscape or floral photography and other suitable subject matter for everyday greeting cards.

June 18, 2020

Family Captions:  Traditional subjects in cute/whimsical styles, such as funny dogs and cats, cute/fuzzy birds, little angels and fairies, floral/garden scenes, colorful calligraphy, cute "critters", teddy bears, "lite" humor, and photography. Typography and "words as art" designed with that special relationship in mind.

June 26, 2020

Western /Down Home: Western-themed artwork including romantic Western landscapes, humorous "cowpoke" characters, country humor, Western cartoons and homespun verse.

July 1, 2020

Fall Holiday and Christmas 2021:  Halloween and Thanksgiving icons and scenery, as well as an assortment of traditional Christmas, winter and holiday imagery suitable for use in boxed Christmas cards, Christmas assortments, or Christmas counter cards.

July 20, 2020

Celebration Greetings 2021/2022 Catalog (June): Christian or religious/inspirational-themed imagery suitable for greeting card and gift products that could be sold in Christian or religious bookstores or gift stores.

October 5, 2020

Leanin' Tree Mid Year Adds (June):  A mix of images suitable for Everyday greeting cards that fit into the niche categories mentioned above: coastal, western, southwestern, horses, wildlife, Native American, fantasy, humor or other general every images suitable for a catalog supplement of new everyday greeting cards.


October 19, 2020

Art Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting artwork to Leanin' Tree!  We receive and review many thousands of art submissions annually. To insure that your submission is processed in a timely manner, please follow the guidelines as indicated below:

  1. All art submissions must now be sent digitally and submitted via email to  We do not accept printed art submissions of photos, original sketches, color copies or mock-ups sent via first class mail.  Printed art submissions that are sent via First Class Mail will not be returned to you.
  1. We prefer to receive digital submissions as either PDF documents or jpegs.   We prefer printable PDF files over individual jpegs attachments whenever possible.  Please include 2-to-4 images per-page in order to help manage ink, paper and printing costs, and to allow us to clearly see the detail in your artwork.
  1. Your name and contact information must appear on each page of your submission.  Separate PDF files for everyday art and holiday art are appreciated.
  1. We do not publish pencil or pen/ink images.
  1. Please edit your submission to an appropriate size.  To expedite the reviewing process and allow multiple members of the art review committee to view and consider your work, please edit the size of your submission to the most appropriate 25-50 images per category. 
  1. We are unable to provide critiques or feedback regarding art submissions or the selection process.  If your artwork is selected for publication, you will be notified by telephone or email with further information. 
  1. If you do not hear from us in 4-8 weeks' time, you should assume that your submission was not a fit for our product lines at this time.

We appreciate the opportunity to review and consider your work, and thank you for your interest in Leanin’ Tree!