We Canadians celebrate Canada Day today. In addition to bringing you maple syrup, basketball, Drake, The Weekend, Ryan Gosling and
Pacey Joshua Jackson, the country is home to loads of fab greeting card designers. I can’t possibly cover all of the talented purveyors of paper, but I can do a round up of just a few of my faves. (And – shameless plug – if you want to curated Canadian stationery sent your way, Q&A Letterbox has you covered year round).
Tough Luck Co.’s Sandi Falconer is a master of screen printing. In addition to her fun and fantastic paper goods, she also has a line of rad apparel.
Oh My Inspired is a line of stationery and prints created by Karen Wong Chiu. Combining watercolor painting with inspirational quotes and hand lettered text, Karen’s cards are a thing of beauty.
Melissa is the oh-so-talented calligrapher behind Olive Branch & Co. A portion of the sales of her gorgeous stationery are donated to charity. Melissa also does custom work and teaches calligraphy workshops. She is currently Vancouver-based.
Designs by Val is a whimsical and joyful line of greeting cards designed by Vancouver-based Valerie Lau. These vibrant cards combine bright colors and designs with pretty script.
Wrinkle and Crease is a luxury paper line that combines letterpress and simple, classic designs. The designer behind the line, Kayley, is a lover of handwritten notes and seeks to encourage people to write more and type less.
That Sky Blue Letterpress is a gorgeous line of letterpress stationery designed by Litsa, a Montreal-based designer dedicated to the preservation of letterpress.
Created by artist Ken Yuen, dreamsouth is a line of stationery featuring watercolor greeting cards and postcards. Ken draws inspiration from his surroundings and creates beautiful depictions of natural and urban landscapes.
Double Dare Print Studio is a sweet stationery line designed and screen printed by twin sisters Alyssa and Bryanna in Halifax, NS.