Love is in the air for Kiwi and Pear! Hugging Monkeys - They're passionate and together forever.

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This cleverly animated musical greeting card website for the young-at-heart contains no ads, spam or pop-ups and was launched in 2005 by art broker Barbara Wannamaker. The culturally appropriate English and Asian greeting cards activate the art of renowned New York artist Joyce Wan. Check our additional animated musical greeting cards and the newest celebrity couple Kiwi and Pear, the hugging monkeys!

I’ve always had a hard time finding fun, culturally appropriate greetings for my friends and family

They’re young; they’re passionate and together forever. Love is in art and renowned New York artist Joyce Wan is orchestrating their relationship. This newest celebrity couple is locked into an eternal embrace and the world loves it!

Kiwi and Pear recently made their debut as the newest animation musical greeting card at The Hugging Monkeys from the Sweet + Simple Collection is turning on the passion. Not to worry, however, because is a family-oriented safe surf web zone that contains no ads, spam or surprise pop-ups. The English and Asian culturally appropriated greeting cards are the creation of Chinese-American artist Joyce Wan.

As a first grade student and encouraged by her parents, Joyce submitted her design for a Christmas card featuring two children building a snowman to the Boston Greeting Card Design Contest. Winning first place resulted in the mass production of her card and sales via a regional major department store chain. “I’ve always had a hard time finding fun, culturally appropriate greetings for my friends and family,” says Joyce Wan. To fill this void, she created her own cards and with partner Stephen Hsu created Wanart in New York City. Wanart cards and product can be found throughout the USA, U.K. and Hong Kong.

British Columbian art broker Barbara Wannamaker, President of Wan Art and Company, was impressed by the naiveté designs and the combination of the Western and Asian art fusion and launched the animated musical E-card site Wannamaker’s goal was to have a user-friendly, entertaining fun area for the young–at-heart and culturally appropriate for all nationalities.

Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States with the Chinese, Fillipino, Asian Indian, Vietnamese and Korean totaling 80% of the Asian population.

This consumer base accounts for $400 billion of disposable income and spends generously on cultural gift items that reflect respect for their heritage.

The prior released Jellybeanz© reflect care, concern and compassion. The Lunar Babies Party Animals© are the zodiac characters of the Chinese calendar and give new meaning to the phrase “let’s party!” Recently released Sweet + Simple© playful illustrations and the Bamboo Collection© with elegant Chinese calligraphy transforms a simple greeting into a cross-cultural encounter. Facts, statistics and trivia, courtesy of the American Greeting Card Association, help to make informative and educational. The card scheduling section will never allow you to forget that memorable occasion ever again.

Barbara Wannamaker, former professional singer who sang a duet with famed comedian Bob Hope, twice contender for the Mrs. America title and book author is the website originator. For more information contact


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