The Story Behind
Pretty Girl Paper
The first time I tried to write about myself and the reasons why I started Pretty Girl Paper, a good friend read it and replied “this isn’t you, you are a Chanel purse with a Big Gulp inside.” She knows me well! I have been known to carry a drink in my purse, and I have way too many designer handbags.
Actually, my Mama gave me the nickname Pretty Girl as a baby, and I’ve loved all things pretty my entire life. I can even remember picking out her outfits in kindergarten. Mama said it “was just easier than showing up to my elementary school in clothes I hadn’t pre-approved.”
As a result, I majored in Fashion in college, went on to work in New York and London, and ended up in Richmond, Virginia. On this journey, I’ve always surrounded myself with things I find beautiful. That’s what Pretty Girl is all about.
I started Pretty Girl Paper because I truly love paper, and the history and joy that are created when a letter is mailed. Pretty Girl Paper is beauty with an edge, glamour with a side of humor, a luxe social stationery that is the perfect choice for any correspondence.
The cards and letters I have saved throughout my life tell a story about who I was, who I am, and the family and friends I have cherished along the way. I hope that you will use Pretty Girl Paper in much the same way that I do, not just on special occasions, but to drop a note in the mail to let someone know you are thinking about them, and that you value their place in your life.