For those who haven't yet become fans of Mary Engelbreit cards, prints, posters, books and more, you may not understand why this illustrator's work has so captivated her followers. In the book "Mary Engelbreit: The Art and the Artist," she has been called the Norman Rockwell of the 90s.
About Illustrator Mary Engelbreit
Like Rockwell, she embraces subjects of home, family and nostalgia. However, her canvas isn't, well, canvas, but rather greeting cards. Mary Engelbreit wanted to be a book illustrator -- which eventually happened -- but not until she'd had many years as an illustrator of cards, calendars and other objects behind her.
Today, she is the one-woman cottage industry of cute. And due to her many art licensing deals, her work can be seen on a number of products, including hospital scrubs, wallpaper, dishes, screensavers and more. In other words, there's probably one or more items that will appeal to your favorite ME (short for Mary Engelbreit) fan. Click through the slide show to get some ideas as well as to obtain information on where to find these items before Christmas.
Fun ME Fact: ME's name is spelled Mary Engelbreit with the "e" before the "i," and not Mary Englebreit with the letters reversed.