New Moon Greetings is a rising card company specializing in cards and fine art prints. Terry Del Percio and David Piemonte are the founders and owners, and run the company out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest seaport and artist colony, located on beautiful Cape Ann.
| Photo by Bianca Piemonte
Life evolves in its own time. Long before we met, each of us had a strong connection with art. We both developed other careers however, while our passions for art continued to grow. Two strangers living parallel lives, we were expressing our curiosity and selves through various forms of creativity.
In the year 2000, we met by chance. As we got to know each other, we realized we had dreams in common. We pooled our talents and spent one year designing prototypes for the first printing that would launch New Moon Greetings in 2003.
What makes people actually pursue their dreams? It’s different for everyone. The tragic events of September 11, 2001 had a profound impact on our lives. It shook us, as it did everyone. Certain events have a way of smacking your soul into realizing how precious and how short life can be. There comes a time when most people come up against the question, “what can we do to make the world a better place?”
Our goal is simple and humble. New Moon Greetings is our small way of making the planet a better place, simply by sharing good thoughts with the world.
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Why New Moon?
We chose New Moon Greetings as our company name for a reason. The moon is symbolic of many things. It is a symbol of change, constant evolution and the endless circle of life. It also symbolizes feminine energy and compassion. The new moon is the beginning phase of the lunar cycle. Even though the new moon itself is not visible to the human eye, it represents the faith that all will begin again.
Many of our cards depict a Zen concept. The guiding force of Zen is the search for inner peace in the midst of chaos and disorder of the outside world. One Zen theme is the concept of "mu", which can be translated into terms of nothingness or space. This nothingness or space offers us a respite from the chaos, and it is where truly dedicated seekers find enlightenment and detachment from the external world. In Zen, "mu" is symbolized
New Moon Greetings - Our original line of elegant cards, using photographic images by Fine Art Photographer David Piemonte.
Moon Rocks - An abstract division of New Moon Greetings, Terry Del Percio designed this new line of colorful and whimsical cards. All Moon Rocks cards are printed on 100% recycled paper.
Several of our customers have written to tell us that they have framed the cards instead of sending them. We thank you for your kind words.
Fine Arts Prints
For those of you who see a particular image that speaks to you from David´s Fine Art Photography Gallery, we offer original handmade silver gelatin prints of all images.
For those of you who see a particular image that speaks to you from Terry´s Watercolor and Collage Art Gallery, we offer Giclee prints of most pieces. Call us if you are interested in an original painting.
In the spirit of the continuous cycle of life, we are mindful of preserving our planet
and use earth-friendly materials whenever possible. Our cards are made with recycled paper.
New Moon Greetings are printed with soy-based inks and Moon Rocks uses 100%recycled paper.
We use Flagship Press Inc. to print most of our cards. We are proud to say that Flagship is 100% powered by the wind and they are committed to protecting the environment through sustainable business practices.