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About Us

We're different. Not the creepy, dissecting-frogs-in-our-spare-time kind of different. 

Different like the new kid in school who listens to music you’ve never heard of before. Only, with greeting cards. We work with independent artists, constantly bringing in new styles so that you don’t get bored. We use raw ideas and take risks, to bring you innovative cards. Not fancy-schmancy cards that sing and dance, but cards that look and sound different – that keep greeting cards interesting...





Recycled Paper Greetings recognizes that as a company that relies upon the paper industry for many of our products, it is essential that we work with suppliers that take their responsibility to protect the environment seriously.  To do this, we seek to contract with paper suppliers who meet the highest environmental standards, demonstrate sustainable forestry and use recycled content as appropriate.

Recycled Paper Greetings supports efforts to increase the overall amount of certified forests and recognizes and supports all credible forestry certification standards.  We believe that any recognition of this important topic will result in the growth of socially responsible forestry management.


Sustainable Forestry – Recycled Paper Greetings only contracts with paper suppliers that are reputable in the industry and are third-party accredited to ensure the use of certified fiber content and that their product comes from sustainably managed forests.  In addition, all of our paper suppliers are required to comply with applicable laws governing the harvesting of timber such as the Lacey Act, which bars the importation of illegally harvested wood and wood products into the U.S.

Recycling Programs – All waste paper generated in the production process of our products is recycled.  Most of our cards are made of fully recyclable materials and can be recycled by the end user.

Carbon Footprint Reductions – Recycled Paper Greetings measures our global emissions so that we track progress towards our goal of a smaller carbon footprint.

Sourcing – We continue to evaluate all domestic and international materials suppliers and their progress towards the goal of reducing our collective impact on the environment. 

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Our History

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It was 1971.

Earth Day made its debut. Greenpeace was formed. Two former Amherst College roommates (Phil & Mike) took a ski trip in Colorado and came down the mountain ready to make their own ecological impact - wishing people Season's Greetings on 100 percent recycled paper

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Having green products was pretty cool (and pretty successful)...

But it wasn't different enough. It wasn't just that greeting cards weren't environmentally friendly - they were also boring. So Phil and Mike took a gamble. They signed artists who were creating the cards that other companies criticized (you know, the funny and artistic cards we all love now... yeah, those didn't exist before us because people wouldn't sell them... oops).

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alternative greeting card were born. Thanks to us.

You're welcome.

Meet The Artists
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