The Routh Collection is inspired by the joy of life
so much a part of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast as well as the fun-loving, independent and "larger than life" spirit
found in Texas.
Through colorful and sometimes whimsical paintings and illustrations, our greeting card designs are a celebration of our regions’ unique cultures. Capturing the special "flavor" of life found in this part of the country –through the landscapes, architecture, food, and music is what we love to do.
With imagination, humor, and a little bit of artistic license anything is possible in this part of the world; An alligator, crab, crawfish & egret pick up a fiddle and bow to start their own Cajun band; A fun loving gang of longhorn "cowboys" kick up their heels for a western-style line dance. You might even spot Santa Claus flying over Texas in a wagon led by a team of longhorns or he might be seen in a pirogue pulled by alligators flying over the Gulf Coast delivering Christmas presents.
It's a family tradition...
The Routh Collection Greeting Card Company was established in 1994, by Craig Routh and his wife Leslie. The business is definitely a family affair. All of the illustrations are created by award winning artists Craig and his father Stan Routh. Leslie manages the business, creates the recipes included on the Christmas cards, and also designs many of the invitations. In keeping with this family theme, mothers, sons, nephews, friends and neighbors also are hired to help out with packaging, shipping and many other tasks.
About The Artists
began his professional career as an artist in 1977 at age 17 and has won numerous awards for his work. He grew up with a great appreciation for fine art, influenced by his father, Stan Routh, an architect/artist and his mother who is an interior designer. Craig has exhibited in many of the finest art events in the country including Walt Disneyworld's "Festival of the Masters". His watercolors of people, animals, and landscapes are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and other countries.
is an architect who loves to draw. He won 1st place in his first competition in 1973 for his pencil drawing of a Swiss Church. Since then he has won hundreds of awards, including "Best of Show" in five states. Disneyworld purchased his drawing "Nets N' Riggin'" for their corporate collection in 1978 and recognized him for "Best Demonstration" in the 1981"Festival of the Masters". Stan's drawings and paintings have been in over 500 juried art events and numerous one man shows. He has developed a collection of over 2500 landmark sketch prints of subjects all over Louisiana and surrounding states, which he calls, “Places People Remember”.