The Autumn Empress | Greeting Card


When life gives you pumpkins...wear one as a hat! This deer is both regal and fun, making her the perfect whimsical greeting for autumn.


  • 5x5 inches
  • Kraft envelope
  • Blank interior
  • White Matte Paper
  • Available as a Single Card or Pack of 4


Story Behind the Drawing

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, white-tailed deer celebrate the Autumn Equinox with the Feather Crowning Ceremony. The ceremony, held in late September, begins with a potluck dinner. Each family brings their favorite homemade food — berry pies, nut breads, and leafy salads. After dinner, one doe is crowned the “Autumn Empress,” an honorary title for a female deer who worked hard to help the ceremony come together. The Empress is crowned with a feather headdress, complete with beads and sunflowers. Finally, the deer finish off the evening with a dance around the campfire.