Central & Gus: Greeting Card: Ruby Jezebel & Jackpot Flame Unicorn

Central & Gus

Ruby Jezebel & Jackpot Flame Unicorn

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: Ruby Jezebel Unicorn and her daughter, Jackpot Flame, love audio books. They allow the ladies to listen together, invariably pausing every few sentences to ping ideas off of each other. This pastime is incredibly inspiring; lately, they have become ever more motivated by ‘live your dream’ books that bridge the personal growth and business genres. How fabulous to build a business doing what one loves because, of course, money is energy and freedom of choice. And for them, this choice would be to offer the same freedom to others.

But, they wondered, “What do we want to do? What does the world want; what does it need?”. They settled in to mind-map it out, and the answer was clear: to believe. To believe in dreams; in love; in goodness; in ideas; in passion; in health; in things intangible, often illusive. Things that dance around our fingers, waiting, wanting for us to reach out to them. In a flash, Ruby and Jack spoke in unison: A rainbow.

They would, and did, build a rainbow-making machine. They named their fledgling company ‘Excelsior’, meaning ‘ever upward’, symbolic of both the rainbows and their dreams. The prototype was ready: a steam-driven machine with every part, right down to the last bolt custom-made and hand-tooled. Giddy with excitement, they wheeled their deviceful contraption to the riverside. The water was so clear and pure, they were certain the rainbow would mirror in clarity. Ruby manned the crank, turning cautiously from Stop to Half to Full, and then all the way to Double. It was magnificent! They stared in wonderment.

Now, every mid-morning, Ruby and Jack head to their favourite lush pasture for a brunch-and-business meeting and a rainbow. The units are in full production, and business is booming. Rainbows fill their lives and, of course, there is the proverbial pot of gold. The best part? Everyone, everywhere, can create their very own rainbows 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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