Aims Moon Paperie
"Writing can be a powerful way for to reflect and capture life's moments that matter. I believe that our lives are as books- many chapters, tear jerkers, happy endings, no happy endings but most importantly-the fact that it has to be written." -Amy S., Founder of Aims Moon Paperie (@aimsmoonpaperie)
Announce Divinely is a modern stationery brand that leans heavily on the color, wit, and syrupy sweet sentiments. "We all need more intentional celebration in our lives." Owner and designer Ebony Nichols creates every design with the goal that the person reading each card will allow themselves to celebrate intentionally. "We all need more intentional celebration in our lives."
BigHouse Card Co.
"I started this company from my own experience. My dad has been incarcerated since 1996, when I was 9 years old. Growing up, every holiday, occasion, and birthday, I always had a really hard time finding a card that fit my family's situation. Being so limited on what I can send him, a card stands out and is like a present. I also want to educate mainstream society by dismantling myths and stigmas that are very harmful towards incarcerated and prior incarcerated people. Since we are very familiar with sending mail to prisons, we have purposefully avoided items such as thick card stock, glitter and other little frills, glue, metallic decorative foils, and colored envelopes." - Tanya, Founder of BigHouse Card Co.
By Ms James
"By Ms. James is more than just a handmade paper goods line, it's a reflection of cultural traditions possibly forgotten, conversations you want to remember and memories you hope never fade." - Tara J., Founder of By Ms James (@bymsjames)
Hi, my name is Charlie Wallace and I'm a famous artist. I make pictures for Academy Award winners, and someday I can get my picture on IMDB. I like all the people for the celebrations of their true story. These are all the Black Lives Matter people. They wanted to walk around safe. Just the two of us. I want to save the pictures of all the preachers, and the marchers, and the actors and actresses, and the jazz singers, and the blues singers. They're all in black-and-white but now in color. This isn't the real Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X - but it can be their true story too. They'll call it "By the Work of Charlie Wallace." Portfolio: https://www.vaultartstudio.org/charliewallace | Contact: email@example.com
"See, I take after myself and nobody taught me. I just do it on my own. I just need myself. When I used to live with my aunt in Homewood I always made potholders. But my family did not have much time for me. Sometimes things were shook up. But I don't got potholders no more. That’s why I am a good artist." - Charmette Young, Artist (@VaultArtStudio)
In 2021 we evolved to being more than a curator of inclusive cards. Our in-house designs continue to focus on moments and representation that is missing from the traditional card aisle. We take a community-focused design approach, often collaborating with underserved groups and individuals so that we can always release designs that reflect what everyday people want to send and receive.
Cody Burt Collective
CODETURE by CODY BURT CREATIVE is a Black Pop Culture inspired Lifestyle Brand founded in 2020. "My creative inspirations around these designs are to honor the muses for my creative expression. It’s because of them, I found and fell in love with the artistic work I do now." - Cody Burt, @codeturebycb
Constellation & Co.
"I write cards for feelings that are too big for a card. I write cards for the situations that are too complicated for words. I strive to put words to the love that brings color to our life. I write cards for exactly you, and exactly how goofy or awkward or sincere you feel today." - Sara M., Founder of Constellation & Co. (@constellationco)
Ev & Flo
"I really just create what I want to see in the world. May that be something humorous and simply designed, or something more heartfelt with a splash of color. I love to explore all avenues when it comes to designing and expressing myself." - Nikki N., Founder of Ev x Flo (@evxflodesigns)
"We believe in the power of thoughtful, written connection to uplift and inspire. Graphic Anthology began out of that space: a need for simple, heartfelt connection after the loss of a parent in 2010. Since then, we’ve been committed to helping people express themselves to those they love most." - Genesis D., Founder of Graphic Anthology (@graphicanthology)
Honest AF Cards
"My cards are simple and honest as f--k! No flowers. No balloons. No BS. Just words." - Verna S., Founder of Honest AF Cards (@honestAFcards)
"I always say my products are like a Trojan horse: The colors and aesthetics draw people in, but there is something deeper that encourages connection through laughter, shared experiences and self-discovery." - Krystal B., Founder of Kaleidadope (@kaleidadope)
"KitsCH Noir solves this problem by providing relatable and representational cards and organisation tools which help to create an aesthetically pleasing environment that you don’t feel you have to escape from. I design, draw and create paper products that embrace black culture as I know it. I strive to empower the black community and encourage society to normalise the imagery of regular black and brown people celebrating and enjoying life and all the season's it brings us. In the greeting cards industry, we face a problem of finding cards and stationery to gift family and friends which reflect and represent their images in a modern, fun and inclusive way." - Cherelle, owner of KitsCH Noir, based in England
Little Feet's Opus
"To create is truly a blessing and when one is blessed with the ability to take an idea from your mind and then express it in an art form is simply magical. Being able to share it and have others find joy, solace or pleasure in it is priceless." -Jean S., Founder of Little Feet's Opus (@littlefeetsopus)
Little Lovelies Studio
"Little Lovelies Studio is a BIPOC, woman-owned business. We sell hand lettered greeting cards that resonate with the relationships we actually have and soft enamel pins that celebrate the badasses and bosses in us all." Nikki T., Owner of Little Lovelies Studio
Lucy Loves Paper
"My love story with paper started when I was a shy little kid in Brazil, that spent a crazy amount of time drawing the world in her head. [My stationery collection] is full of character, celebrating human connection, inclusion and the special moments that make life worthwhile. I believe that open minds are healthier and open hearts are happier. Lucy Loves Paper is an extension of these beliefs." All cards are sustainably manufactured and include tips on reuse.
"My goal is to create content with fresh aesthetics & inclusive approach." - Marianela M., Founder of Naná else (@nanaelse)
Childhood neighbors joined their skills nearly three decades later to create the cards they wish existed. "We’re unapologetic, witty, and bold. We celebrate good times, embrace awkward situations, and find the right words for days that suck. Above all, we’re genuine and we’re committed to serving all the realness for all the occasions."
Paisley Paper Co
"It brings me joy to see my cards being a part of someone's celebration. It's ironic, however, because personally I don't like giving or receiving cards. But I sure enjoy making them." - Andrea W., Founder of Paisley Paper Co. (@paisleypaperco)
"Paper Rehab is Inspired by all the amazing women in our lives, our message seeks to celebrate, cultivate, restore and heal relationships." - Tiffany M., Founder of Paper Rehab (@paperrehab)
"My goal is to bring a little Mexican flavor to the greeting card industry and spread some smiles along the way. I take my experiences growing up in a Mexican household and convert them to witty ingredients for each "paper taco" greeting card." - Jesús R., Founder of Paper Tacos (@paper_tacos)
Pineapple Sundays Design Studio
"I'm obsessed with patterns and plants. My work often features fun color combinations with whimsical illustrations and hand lettering.Pineapple Sundays Design Studio is all about celebrating and bringing more positive vibes into your everyday life. We aim to create quality products with purpose and self care in mind. Every purchase made helps to support organizations and programs that empower women and people of color." - Lauren-Ashley, Founder of Pineapple Sundays Design Studio
Pretty Peacock Paperie
"The first seven years of Pretty Peacock's life, was focused on Custom Wedding Invitations. After the birth of my daughter and a near-death-experience delivering her, I decided that life was too short to not celebrate all of life's moments both big and small." - Natalie H., Founder of Pretty Peacock Paperie (@prettypeacockpaperie)
"The inspiration for Posterity Paper comes from my Grandmother. She raised me and in her ordinary — yet thoughtful — way made a mark on my life and on many others. In my eyes, she was the queen of greeting cards. Every year, she sent more than 100 birthday cards to everyone she knew — from family and friends, to her favorite teller at the local bank. In 2019, at the age of 89, she lost a well-fought battle with cancer. Starting this stationery business is my way of honoring her memory. So when you support my shop, you’re not just buying a card, you’re celebrating my grandmother’s legacy and helping me inspire a new generation of thoughtfulness through stationery." - Tiffany G., Founder of Posterity Paper (@posteritypaper)
"Our hand-drawn designs are a playful ode to South Asian upbringing, and small glimpses of experiences that so many of us share. Built on the values of celebration, connection, and craftsmanship, our brand illustrates South Asian culture at its finest." - Krisa T., Founder of Pyarful (@Pyarful)
"When I create my cards, I want people to chuckle and shake their heads at the corniness." - Tyler J., Founder of Siyo Boutique (@SiyoBoutique)
"Everything starts with original watercolors and hand-lettering before being edited, proofed, printed and packaged by me. All our kraft envelopes are lovingly hand-stamped." - Chelsea W., Founder of Sketchy Notions (@sketchynotions)
Sober Black Girls Club
Sober Black Girls Club is for the sober curious, the social drinker, the problem drinker and for the those living in addiction. In the fall of 2018, SBGC Founder, Khadi Olagoke decided that she wanted to live a sober life. She noticed that many of the pro-sobriety platforms catered to women who simply did not look like her or anyone in her community. In an attempt to share her experience and connect with women of color in sobriety, Khadi created Sober Black Girls Club which now supports over 13,000 members. Connect with them on Instagram @soberblackgirlsclub