Central & Gus: Greeting Card: Bruce Balfour

Central & Gus

Bruce Balfour Great Blue Heron

Inside: Blank inside

On the back of each Central & Gus Greeting Card is a whimsical tale of the animal featured on the front (see below). Entirely collectible, these stories intertwine, creating a much loved community of characters. Central & Gus donates 10% of gross sales to animal welfare.

Dimensions: 4.5"w x 6.25"h


On the back of the card: Bruce Balfour was always the quiet one. When he did speak, he’d say he could hear music: in the fiddleheads as they began to unfurl; in the undulating currents of the river; in the sun as it gently carressed the pebbles of his footpaths. He could hear the heartbeat of the forest.

As Bruce Balfour grew older, he longed to join the chorus, but his stucatto call didn’t mirror the depth and subtlety of sounds that surrounded him. His was not the solemn cry of the loon, nor the melodic song of the whippoorwill. But he had an idea: in a shoppe window, Bruce spotted a beautiful old lilac button-accordion with the word ‘Acadie’ scrolled on the front, a nod to Canada’s musical roots. He felt its colour set off the blue of his feathers nicely; the quirky warble of the music it produced: just perfect.

These days, Bruce is never without his accordion, playing all that he hears. No two melodies are alike; all are completely unknown, yet hauntingly familiar.


Laura Morrish
Pembroke Pines, Florida

Artist Laura Morrish, the creator of Central & Gus, has been inspired her entire life by the wildlife she encountered on her family’s farm in Canada. Creating a community of characters based on real animals, and filled with quirky imagery and uplifting tales, the Central & Gus family is sure to bring smiles and reminders of special places and experiences!

Category: Greeting Cards


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