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Note from shop owner Taking a break from Etsy, recovering from surgery/a lengthy hospital stay.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 01 May, 2022

Taking a break from Etsy, recovering from surgery/a lengthy hospital stay.

Kristin Matte

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Kristin Matte


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About PaperKindness

Sales 495
On Etsy since 2015

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,

Shop members

  • Kristin Matte

    Owner, Designer

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

  • Buddy Matte

    Tyrant + Hammy Baby

    Buddy Matte was adopted in July 2017 and is a hammy baby/tyrant who does not like sharing attention with anything, especially phones. He does not help at all, but he would like it to be on the record that he's very handsome and has a mushy face.

Shop policies

Last updated on 09 May, 2022
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

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts 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.
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.


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!