PaperKindness

Share some paper kindness!

Montreal, Quebec | 414 Sales

PaperKindness

Share some paper kindness!

Montreal, Quebec 414 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(118)

Announcement   Paper Kindness is a little shop that features alternative greeting cards and goods that help spread care, kindness, support, and sometimes giggles...

Life is rough, let's try and be nice to each-other and ourselves.

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Last updated on 01 Apr, 2018

Paper Kindness is a little shop that features alternative greeting cards and goods that help spread care, kindness, support, and sometimes giggles...

Life is rough, let's try and be nice to each-other and ourselves.

Kristin Matte

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Kristin Matte

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My focus is on the duplex these days, but Paper Kindness is still up and running. Everything in the shop is ready to ship. It’ll be a while until I make new things, but the duplex project means a studio work space - so long term it’s a big deal! derelict_house_buildingtwo_heartsmuscleskin-tone-3

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted any new creative work;that’s because over the next year I will be renovating/moving into a duplex with my mother. All items in my shop are ready to ship, I just need to focus my energy elsewhere for a little while. two_hearts

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I’m still here! I’ve had a rough couple of months. All my energy has gone into my new job and my new dog. I’ve had some rough nights. I hope when things slow down I can get back to my creative practice, and shake-up the shop. I hope you’re all well. two_hearts

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About

Being nice helps.

My name is Kristin, I'm a graphic designer living and working in the Montreal area.

This shop is an extension of my daily practice. I often design helpful forms and paper products for my friends and family. I also design greeting cards year-round for personal use, often selling cards to those around me.

Asking for payment has often been a sore spot for me, but creative work is work, and I'm learning to value that. Friends have been saying I should open an Etsy shop for ages, so here I am, trying that on.

I like designing, and I especially like producing helpful designs for those around me. I make things. All the time. I write. I doodle. I try things. I read. I consume art.

If it were 200 years ago and I was a dude I'd have a patron and could work creatively without thinking about bills, but it's 2017 and creative work is hard. (Interesting tidbit: I tried finding a patron of the arts on Craigslist but man did that not work).

A lot of my work these days deals with self-care, mental health and kindness. All things that touch on our ability to get through a hard time.

Sometimes, for some of us, that hard time is pretty constant.

Hopefully this shop will be a place where I can create things that represent a need in me and my friends which can then serve and mirror the needs of others.

Thank you for encouraging my paper kindness,
Kristin.

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Shop members

  • Kristin Matte

    Owner, Designer

    I'm a graphic designer and creative person doing my best in and around Montreal, Quebec.

Shop policies

Last updated on 01 April, 2018
Paper Kindness is a little shop that features alternative greeting cards, patches and paper goods that help spread care, kindness, support, and giggles.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please let me know if there's an issue with your order, and we'll figure out what's fair like adult-people.
Shipping
I ship using Canada Post. If ever you'd like something shipped urgently, contact me and we'll figure something out.

If you'd like to make a custom bundle (of several items) contact me directly, I can estimate shipping depending on size of box.
Additional policies and FAQs
Contact me if you'd like to create a custom personal order.

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A note regarding wholesale orders and stockists:

Paper Kindness is a really small operation. It's something I started for me, from home, as a way to reach out and share.

I'm not a very good capitalist, I don't make much profit off of my items, so selling "at cost" to me means selling at a loss.

I run pretty small orders - I never have extra stock. What I have on my etsy shop is what I have at home and ready to ship.

I don't have stockists - again, I'm pretty small-time/homegrown/DIY.

Though I'd love to see my stuff in shops, I'm not set up for that to happen.

I thank you for your interest, I'm just small-time!

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