New Cards introduced by The Queen of Cards

Where’s the electric train?

The Tulsa-based Queen of Cards® has just released eight new cards in its Institute of Laugh Therapy™ line of black and white, vintage photo twisted humor cards.

For the first time, The Queen has added “Twisted Holiday” cards to its deck. Five new counter cards are included in the holiday selections, including one featuring a retro black and white snapshot of a Christmas morning scene by the tree. A blond-haired toddler looks down lovingly at a baby laying in a bassinet. The inside caption reads: “Screwed again. This year I thought Santa was bringing me an electric train.”

In addition to the holiday cards, there are also two new “Twisted Birthday” designs and something unusual for The Queen, a “Thank You Troops” card. The design is in the same black and white graphic style of the line and features three World War I soldiers standing at attention in front of their tents, with mountie-style hats and rifles at their side. The inside caption reads: “Thanks for your service to our country.”

“While this design doesn’t quite fit the ‘Twisted’ theme, we found a real need for a card like this. We expect it to sell well. Who doesn’t know a family with soldiers and sailors in harms way?” said Tim Colwell, Joker and CEO for The Queen of Cards.

The new cards bring the number of faces in the upscale humor line to 92.

The Queen of Cards was founded in 1999 as a specialty greeting card company by Deborah Colwell. The designer died unexpectedly in 2000 at age 46, just as she was working on The Institute of Laugh Therapy prototype cards. Her husband Tim took over and continued the line and expanded the company. In 2003, one of Deborah’s original designs won a LOUIE Award in a humor category and her card number G-9 remains the company’s best seller. The cards are now sold in 47 states and Canada.

In Tulsa, The Queen of Cards can be purchased at Snow Goose, The Gallery at The Plaza, Lazy Daze Gifts, Pengaro’s, Paper Chase and Rotary Elite Repeat.

For more information about The Queen of Cards, please call 299-1850, or visit the firm’s equally twisted website,

Updated 07-25-2005

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