Ertl’s custom holiday cards benefit Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

LGBT artist Thom Ertl has created a line of holiday cards, with a portion of sales to benefit the programs and services of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.

“I realize that in this age of technology, people rely on their phones and computer to communicate with others,” said Ertl. “But I sometimes miss the nostalgia associated with receiving a card or letter in the mail — that little surprise sentiment from someone in your life.”

Each of the five available designs are a folded size of 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” with a blank inside to personalize the card. Ertl says each card is given “The Thommie Touch” by adding a bead or bauble.

Cards are available for $5 each, including envelopes. For ordering information, visit