Art on the Avenue Notecards by Pat Palermino

Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community’s diversity through the arts on Mt. Vernon Ave in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Pat created this original poster for Art on the Avenue and notecards are available for purchase.

Holiday Note Cards By American Folk Artist Patricia Palermino

We know that it’s so common to print custom holiday cards with pictures of family, friends, and dogs! We do love to receive those cards, but we also recognize that it isn’t always the right type of card to send to everyone you wish to greet (or thank) during the holiday season. So we have a perfect remedy for those situations where you want to send a very nice card to someone but you don’t want it to be your holiday card with your daughters wearing reindeer antlers and Christmas sweaters.

Patricia Palermino Studio offers a wide selection of note cards for the holiday season (and every other occasion you can imagine) for only $16 a pack! You will be very proud to send a note card that depicts a quaint and whimsical scene originally painted by renowned American folk artist Patricia Palermino. These cards truly are a work of art, and every recipient will be proud to display one on their desk, shelf or holiday card holder. Here are just a few examples of Patricia Palermino note cards, and you can see more by clicking here.

Brewster Store


Alexandria Christmas Tree

Capitol Christmas Tree

Christmas Attic




The Art of a Thank You Note

I am often asked why I offer versions of my original paintings as note cards, and the answers are simple:

  • They make great invitations for kids parties.
  • They are great for teacher’s notes and thank yous at the end of the school year.
  • They make sending thank you notes easier to do because the cards are funny and colorful.
  • They remind us all that the art of writing a thank you note must be preserved in our culture of electronics.

As a mother of 3 and grandmother of more, here are my four steps to a quick yet meaningful thank you note:

    1. A simple greeting
    2. A thank you for a specific gift
    3. One line explaining why you like the gift
    4. And finally, your signature, a drawing, a paw print, a cow spot, etc. – your personal sign-off
Never send a thank you note via text, twitter, facebook, or email. A personal message
on a charming note card will always send the message that you care about the sender and very much appreciate the gift!