Wildflower Greeting Card
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These beautiful handcrafted wildflower cards have been made by The Owl Tree located in Salthill, Galway.
The Wildflowers have been carefully picked, pressed, and used to create these beautiful simple, and heartfelt cards. Each card is unique and conveys thoughtful sentiments suitable for most occasions. Wildflowers used in these cards have been handpicked in Connemara.
Due to the availability of wildflowers the selection of flowers, on the cards, change each season. It is possible to select the color of envelope you desire, and we will endeavor to provide you with a wildflower to match your selection.
€5 includes the price of the card and postage.
The Roots of The Owl Tree
The Owl Tree has a unique history that has its roots in The Dun Emer Guild who were at the forefront of the Celtic Revival of the early twentieth century. The company was established in 1902 by Evelyn Gleeson, renowned botanist, and her sisters, Lily and Elizabeth Yeats – sisters to WB Yeats. The company was named Dun Emer after Cúchulainn’s wife who was said to be a skilled needlewoman. Evelyn and her sisters’ mission were to provide training young local women in the necessary skills, to give work and prevent the unique skills from dying out:
“Irish hands and Irish materials in the making of beautiful things”
The Dun Emer Guild was an arts and crafts co-operative, run by women, for women and employed only women. The Guild was divided into three sections, namely, a printing press, the weaving of rugs and tapestries, and the production of embroidery – all supervised by Evelyn, Lily, and Elizabeth.
Mum of Grace, the current owner of the Owl Tree, learned her craft, the delicate art of Celtic embroidery, and the skills of color shading with, her cousin, Evelyn Gleeson. Today Grace and her daughter Emer very proudly carry on the unique and historic skills handed down from The Dun Emer Guild.
Grace relocated to Galway and The Owl Tree is now located in the beautiful west of Ireland on the coast of the beautifu Wild Atlantic Way.