Greeting Cards Made in USA

When it comes to finding greeting cards made in USA, the options are plentiful and easily accessible. Despite popular belief, and even a few proposed boycotts, most greeting cards on the market in America are in fact made in USA. The prevalence of social networking may be ever-growing, but traditional snail-mail is still the most popular choice when it comes to sending wishes. The greeting cards industry is holding on in America, with sales exceeding $7 billion annually. Greeting cards made in USA can be found under the major card manufacturers and by independent card companies, many employing sustainable practices.

Greeting Cards Made in USA

The largest greeting cards corporation is Hallmark, who came under attack for in 2009 for outsourcing approximately 7% of their workforce overseas. Despite this layoff, the majority of traditional paper Hallmark greeting cards are made in the USA in their factories in Topeka and Lawrence, Kansas. Cards containing electronics that play music are made in China. Hallmark details this information and more on the sourcing for their products on their corporate site.

Ranking second in greeting cards sales is patriotic sounding American Greetings. Without any information available on their corporate site, I was unable to find any hard data on the amount of cards they manufacture in America. Based on my own research flipping over greetings cards in the drug store, it seems as though a larger percentage of American Greetings cards are made in China.

Night Owl Paper Goods Cards Made in USA

My advice for finding and buying greetings cards made in the USA is to choose those made by independent companies. The following is a list of companies I have found that produce and sell greeting cards made in USA. If you have others to suggest, please leave information in a comment below.

Greeting Cards Made in USA

Crane & Co. - All cards and stationary have been made in Dalton, Massachusetts since 1770 on 100% cotton paper derived from recovered textile fibers.  Favorite for stationary and business correspondence cards.

Night Owl Paper Goods - Cards are made in Alabama using sustainably harvested wood. A favorite for cute, unique cards and gifts.

Leanin’ Tree -  All of their greeting cards are made in Colorado, printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper.

Amy Adele - Line of cards and personalized stationary for kids created by a Mom, all made in USA.

True Emotions Cards - Cards are made in Toledo, Ohio using soy-inks on sustainably harvested paper by this family business.

CabinTiger - Offers a line of greeting cards made in USA featuring the owner’s photography.

La Casa Cards - Southwestern themed cards made in Arizona.

Pumpernickel Press - Family owned card business with all cards made in USA.

Greenfield Paper - Cards made of eco-friendly plantable seed paper made in California.

Cardthartic – greeting cards “honoring emotions”, made in USA in Champaign, IL.

Girly Whirly – Cards featuring pen illustrations created in California.

Maggie’s Quill - made in USA greeting cards made on recycled paper

 

Do you send traditional greeting cards? Which companies do you prefer? Do you know of any other greeting cards made in USA?

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the info! I’m sure the reason you can’t find any information on American Greeting Cards from their site is because they don’t want to advertise ‘American’ greeting cards being manufactured in China. Sad.

  2. Elle says

    Most of the time I like to make my own greeting cards but it is good to know about USA made options for when I buy. Being eco-friendly is another important factor for me and these look lovely!

  3. says

    That is very good information. I will need to look closer next time. Did you know a lot of the book publishers have done the same? A majority of books are now printed in China. -Jack

  4. says

    Pink Bathtub Designs, a hand printed line made here in Pittsburgh! All of my materials contain have recycled content.

  5. says

    Thanks for sharing this great collection of American-made greeting cards!

    I would like to add my Virginia-based small business to the mix – please check out Holly Camp Cards at http://www.hollycamp.com. This is a line of whimsically illustrated greeting cards, featuring animal, party, floral, and holiday themes.

    Thanks so much!

  6. says

    Great list! I’d love to add my own company, Happy Cactus Designs (www.happycactusdesigns.com), a collection of hand-illustrated paper goods including greeting cards and social stationery. All of our cards and their packaging are printed and produced here in the U.S.A.

  7. says

    All of Busy Lizzies’ Paper Goods products — greeting cards, hand drawn botanical note cards, reminder pads, invites, gift tags — are designed and printed right here in the USA.

  8. says

    theBird+theBeard design and print all of their greeting cards, invitations, announcements, gift tags, etc, in Pittsburgh, PA. We are a small husband & wife business adding new products weekly! We also take custom orders. Check us out online at theBirdandtheBeard.etsy.com

  9. Carol Wilkins says

    A few years ago, I bought a lovely box of assorted greeting cards which were made with each design raised, for a dimensional effect. I used them all and have lost track of the company’s name. All I can remember is the word “expressions” in the name. Can you suggest what company could have made these cards? Each card and envelope was plastic wrapped. Thanks for any help you can give. Carol Wilkins

  10. says

    Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for your blog post and supporting independent card lines! I began my greeting card business in 2010 and my illustrations are now found on decorative pillows, art prints, and floor mats. All products are Made in the USA. I’d appreciate it if you’d let your audience know about my greeting card business. By the way, I write a weekly blog and highlighted the start of my business in this post: robinballdesignsblog.com/index.php/a-million-reasons-why/‎
    Take care and thanks again,
    Robin

  11. suzy markley says

    Hi Sarah
    Loved your blog very imformative!
    I have just started a small stationery
    Company Bluepetal Paper Co.
    http://www.bluepetalpapers.com
    All my cards are printed in the USA
    And printed with soy based inks
    on recycled paper.
    My goal is to always print in the US
    I love designing cards and using my
    Children’s cute art.
    Thanks for your blog!

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  13. Phyllis Mullins says

    I have a business selling greeting cards, all made in the USA and fully able to be personalized right from your own computer, including adding your own pictures, signature and more and we are fast competing with the top companies in numbers of cards sent. Think of Netflix vs. Video stores. Look for me on Linked In for more info. Happy to belong to a “Made in the USA” company!

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