Designer revamps family-run greeting card
business with a love of mid-century modern
"My Eichler, I love it," exclaims Laura Harrison Castro unabashedly. When it came to mixing her pleasure with the family business, though, she had her doubts.
"I just didn't think anyone would buy it," she admitted. "I mean, who would want an Eichler greeting card?"
The family business is Harrison Greetings, founded in 1959 in North Carolina by the father of Castro's first husband. When the couple was called in to take over the business, she was a biological anthropology scholar preparing to work on a doctorate at UCLA. So instead she studied Adobe Illustrator for Dummies—to help out with company design.