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Favorite Collections from The Paper Merchant

April 5, 2021

We wish a happy retirement to Pat Burnham, owner of The Paper Merchant, our neighbor just across Fulton Street. Before leaving, Pat worked with The Little Traveler to make sure you can still shop favorite card collections in downtown Geneva. We're excited to announce that The Little Traveler's Stationery Dept. is the new home of greeting cards from La Familia Green, Amy Heitman, and Rifle Paper Co. Keep scrolling to learn more about each collection. 

A Geneva Icon since 1990

The Paper Merchant has been located in the gothic-style Loveday house since 1990, when Pat and her husband, Stephen, moved their stationery shop from St. Charles to a bigger space in downtown Geneva. The Paper Merchant is well known for its unique collection greeting cards and novelty gifts as well as printing truly special invitations and announcements. They will be missed. You can read Pat's lovely goodbye letter at  The Paper Merchant's website

New-to-Us Collections

From left to right: Cards by La Familia Green, Amy Heitman & Rifle Paper Co.

 

La Familia Green

La Familia Green is an eco-friendly company based in Chicago. Each card begins with an original drawing, collage, or print by artist Mollie Green, a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mollie donates 10% of each sale to local charities, such as Young at Heart Senior Pets. Her style is vibrant and down-to-earth, always with a healthy dose of humor—and that's reflected in every card design. Even better: the envelopes are made from recycled materials and the cards only use paper sourced from sustainably managed forests (FSC certified paper). 

Amy Heitman

Artist Amy Heitman and her small team are based just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her designs are inspired by the intricate details of the simple things in life. The team's mission is to spread light and love into the world and to help humans connect, one card at a time. A portion of proceeds is donated to the Ink Foundation to help rescue and rehabilitate women bound in human trafficking, prostitution, and slavery.

Rifle Paper Co.

Since 2009, the Rifle Paper Co., based in Winter Park, Florida, has grown from a husband-wife team of two to a staff of over 150 people. Hand-painted illustrations and a distinctive color palette curated by artist Anna Bond are the heart and soul of Rifle designs. The results are playful and engaging, each card a work of art to bring dash of joy to those you care about. 

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