After spending several years at a corporate job, Keli Spanier created Colette Paperie in 2009 to solve two problems: lose the soul-sucking job, and create funny cards. It became her goal to revive snail mail in a way that made it impossible to resist - by creating cards that you simply have to send. Her cards are located in hundreds of stores worldwide after years of hard work, dedication + grit to making this thing work.

The cards are in floral shops, boutiques, museum shops, salons, and even restaurants. The best feature of the cards (aside from their irreverent sayings) is the brightly covered envelope sure to stand out in anyone's mailbox. Keli draws, prints, cuts, folds + packages all of her cards, stickers, notepads + keychains all in her Cincinnati studio. It's pretty ridiculous. In her spare time, Keli hangs with her two stepdaughters + nerdy husband, teaches hand lettering, and photographs weddings.


Etsy: Quit Your Day Job

Cincy Chic: Quarantine Cards

Elle: 2020 Hasn't Been Merry, Should Its Holiday Cards Be?

Fast Company: Remember Greeting Cards? They're Making a Covid Comeback

Portfolio Creative: A Day in the Life - Q + A with Keli Spanier

Big Cartel: Building a Business of One with Colette Paperie

Northern Kentucky Tribune: Keli Spanier Combines Humor & Artistry

Cincinnati Refined: Colette Paperie Makes Really Funny Cards

Cincinnati Enquirer: Hospice Play Area Has Ripple Effect

Q102: Person of Interest Podcast with Natalie Jones

Spectrum News: Entrepreneur Brings Laughs with Creative Cards

The Paper Fold Podcast with Sarah Schwartz: Keli Spanier of Colette Paperie

Healthy Numbers: Building a Viable Business Making Funny Cards

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