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Art Submissions



Easter 2023: 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.).

December 15, 2021

Mother's Day 2023: Colorful, feminine images and themes for Mother's Day, including florals, angels, home scenes, children, photography, or whimsical illustration of animals or people

January 10, 2022

Father's Day 2023: Masculine-themed imagery including hunting and fishing, sports, leisure, wildlife and other male-oriented scenes or themes for suitable for Father's Day.

January 25, 2022

Graduation 2023: 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.

January 25, 2022

Valentine's Day 2023: 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 23, 2022

Sea Cove Gallery: Coastal imagery, including ocean scenic, boats or boating scenes, marine mammals and coastal wildlife, beach scenes, lighthouses, birds, tropical icons, mermaids, 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.'

April 4, 2022

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.).

April 4, 2022

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

April 4, 2022

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

April 4, 2022

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

April 18, 2022

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 ima

April 18, 2022

Western: Western-themed artwork including romantic Western landscapes, humorous "cowpoke" characters, country humor, Western cartoons, ranch living, and all things related to life in the American west.

April 18, 2022

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".

April 27, 2022

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.

April 27, 2022

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, 2022

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. Also included in our Best Wishes category is 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.

April 27, 2022

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, people or animal photography. These are designed with a special family relationship in mind. (For My Sister, Happy Birthday Mom, etc.)

June 1, 2022

Celebration Greetings: 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.

June 15, 2022

Fall Holiday and Christmas 2023: 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 1, 2022

Leanin' Tree Mid-Year Adds (May 2023): 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, inspirational or other general everyday images suitable for a catalog supplement of new everyday greeting cards.


October 1, 2022

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 ensure that your submission is processed in a timely manner, please follow the guidelines as indicated below:

  1. All art submissions must 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 multi-page PDF documents or jpegs.   We prefer printable PDF files 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!