Central & Gus: Greeting Card: Hudson Churchill Polar Bear

Central & Gus

Hudson Churchill Polar Bear

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 a portion of gross sales to animal welfare.

Dimensions: 4.5"w x 6.25"h


On the back of the card: Over the winter, while Eleanor and Albert Black Bear hibernate, a Skunkworks team (made up of the five little mousekin kids of Midge & Mondo Pines Field Mouse) takes over their bakery, Portage Patisserie. Under the cover of night, they follow their passion, concocting with abandon all sorts of unusual treats. The results are always spectacular - made even moreso when wrapped in their whobakedit mystery.

Far to the north, they knew their friend, Hudson Churchill Polar Bear, was celebrating a birthday. They wanted to do something extra special for him: a tastebud trip through time, all in one perfect cupcake. He was born a plump little dollop of sweetness, looking just like the marshmallow icing that topped the cake. It was drizzled with birch syrup, reminding him of trips into the woods with his Momma and sister, tapping the trees and eagerly slurping right from the buckets. Beneath this sweet swirl, now nestled in his big paws, is the lightest, fluffiest wintergreen cupcake flecked with teaberries. As a pup, his mother would often make a wintergreen cake just like this on Sunday afternoons for their family dinner. And teaberry tea, she’d steep from his father’s freshly harvested berries, served on blustery winter nights while blankets of snow piled up outside, insulating their den.

He looked down at that one single candle, memories vivid in his mind. The flame flickered with a comforting glow. As he debated whether to blow it out and make a wish or enjoy its warmth, he heard movement behind him. Turning around, he knew immediately he’d need neither. His family and friends were all there, providing far more warmth than the little candle ever could, and his wish was already granted. Nothing left but to have his cake and eat it, too.


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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