|Alan Friedman, Great Arrow Graphics & me|
Alan Friedman, president of Great Arrow came back the next day to say it won. I told him it was a dream come true for me. Great Arrow is a special card company because all their cards are hand silkscreened. (Click link to see their work.) The card I designed had a gold metallic ink which made it even more beautiful. The inside verse said," you still light my fire! Happy Anniversary." Alan said it was a sweet card and was popular with retailers. I asked for a picture with him and the winning card since I didn't go to the gala.
If you are interested in what the judging is like for the Louies, here's a video you can watch. The card industry understands the competition it faces with online communications and how cards keep people connected in a different way. I still feel it's the handwritten message along with the card that shows people you care.