Like anyone else, people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy receiving greeting cards and holiday cards.
Several greeting card companies make cards with embossed or tactile images. The paper may have a simple embossed design, or tactile shapes made with felt or glitter.
Below you’ll find the four different styles of braille cards along with a list of our favorites and the best places to find them.
#1 Raised-Picture Card
Part of the joy of receiving a card is enjoying the beautiful (or funny) pictures. The Braille Superstore has included raised pictures on their greeting cards, as well as a braille description of the picture.
Each card has a standard message and the option to personalize a note in braille. The text is also included for the whole family to enjoy the card.
Other places to find raised picture cards: Amazon
#2 Tactile Graphic Cards
I think these are probably my favorite.
One, they look amazing, and two, they’re just fun to handle and open.
BrailleCardsByAmber on Etsy creates fun tactile pictures with foam, feathers, and gems. There are several customization options including a personal signature, custom message, and the option of print and braille.
Have an idea for your own unique design? Contact Amber for a completely custom card.
Other places to find tactile graphic cards: Tactile Vision Graphics (on Amazon)
#3 Braille Picture Cards
Shadows in the Dark personalizes cards for several important occasions with braille picture designs and a description. Each card has a standard message and the option to include a personal note in braille.
Orders can be mailed directly to long distance friends or family members.
Here’s an example anniversary card that has a preset message that reads: “Over the years, you have been the one and only that has been true to my heart.”
Other places to find braille picture cards: The Braille Store (on Amazon)
#4 DIY Braille Cards
If you’re the creative, do it yourself type, you can easily make a tactile greeting card with foam, glitter, felt and other craft supplies.
Your friend will most likely find someone to read the message and describe the picture on the card, but if you want to give a more personalized and accessible card that your friend or family member can read and enjoy independently, check out the following braille and tactile greeting cards.
Bonus: Chocolate Braille Greeting Cards
The only place I’ve seen these is The Braille Superstore. They sell multiple braille molds that you can use to make chocolate cards/bars.
I did not know these even existed until recently and they are amazing!