Dec 10th 2010 By Laura Leu
Other than sending warm wishes to that special someone on International Pole-Dancing Day
, the greeting card and exotic-dancing industries rarely intersect.
But one enterprising and flexible lady has found a way to combine the two forms of "art" on a daily basis. Meet Jill-Anne
, a greeting card designer who pole-dances
in her Manhattan shop to help lure in customers.
She also offers a free personal pole-dance
to anyone who buys at least $50 worth of merchandise, a deal you certainly won't find at Hallmark
Coochie-shimmying aside, Jill-Anne's cards are nothing to sniff at. She hand-paints and prints them herself, foregoing the traditional classics ("Congratulations on your bar mitzvah!") for modern quirk ("Congratulations on your divorce!").
Keep reading to watch Jill-Anne work the pole and
a paintbrush. And happy belated International Pole-Dancing Day to you and yours!